Playing Pandemic Catch-up

I've been using this down time to post a lot of my creations that are just hanging around the house. I moved over a year ago and it has taken me quite a while to get myself organized enough to get back to posting my creations online. Lately, I've really gotten into crafting and have been doing less canvas work. This often happens as the holidays approach. Most recently, I've been working on creating some dried flower ornaments in an old lightbulb to hang on the tree, in a window, or near your altar.

Here is what some of the process looks like...

We've got yellow Lily petals, pink rose petals, deep yellow sunflower petals, light pink rose petals, & blue hyacinth flowers shown here.

Making these isn't a quick little craft, there are lots of little steps, and it's pretty focused work for me, so they take a while because I only do a bit at a time. I have a few from last year that are finished to sell, now I just have to get them on Etsy. Posting my creations and doing computer work is a lot harder on my brain than crafting is. Crafting still gives me the neck/back ache, but most any focused work does. However, I don't end up with the same kind of headache from crafting as I do from computer work. It makes sense, it's uber focused work for me, so have to remember to do everything in moderation, which is why you don't get to see a finished lightbulb ornament yet.

Anyways, while working with my flower petals, I added some dried flower petals to these glass skulls. I made a point of using the gerbera petals at the bottom, the long thin petals near the teeth, then loaded yellow rose petals over it all and used the gerbera centres as eyes! LOL

Okay, that's it for now. Hope you are finding healthy and creative ways to make it through the pandemic!

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Painted Pinecone is a glimpse into my healing journey with Complex PTSD, Chronic Myofascial Pain, & Fibromyalgia.


Art gives my life purpose. This site honors my artistic creations but also the processing, the healing, and integrating that brought me to creating each piece, and moving forward every day. 


Nature is my religion, and the Creative Spark within each of us is divine.


I am grateful for the opportunity to share my journey with you, and my wish for you is that you find creative ways to tap into your strength on your own healing journey.


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