"In the Garden of Love and Lavender" (26.5”W x 34.5”T x 1”D) is another in my garden series. As a rabid, avid “dirty nails” gardener, I have been naturally drawn to gardens from childhood. This particular piece began with the purchase of the black leaf and flower appliqués that are outlined in gold. The flowers vaguely resemble Japanese irises, which are some of my favorite flowers. The long, green leaves are made from an antique satin ribbon that has a picot edge to it. Flitting around the flowers are little black angels, which I found to be particularly charming, and have used in several pieces. There were also a number of butterfly appliqués, as I feel that they are some of life’s most joyful creatures.
This piece is extensively beaded, and relatively heavy for its size. The background is just about filled in with rows of horizontal seed beads. I tried to make all of the photos here on the site as color accurate as possible, but lavenders and navy colors are particularly difficult to capture.
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