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Friday, December 30, 2016

Freaky Friday!  Psychedelic fun!





Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016 Designs Before and After







A special before and after today. As we approach the end of 2016 I thought I would do a before and after of the designs I have created this year. It is a tad longer than usual a minute and a half but I do hope you enjoy. As always turn on the volume as I have added some music.
Thank you to everyone for their support on my page. Thank you for the shares, likes and comments. You inspire me to continue and you fill my heart with joy!

Much love,
Mel

#art #mandala #kaleidoscope #sacredgeometry #newage #Zen #bohemian #bohochic #hippie #mod
#gypsy #flowerlovers #naturelovers

Monday, December 26, 2016

MANIC MONDAY!

Subtle Spectacle - A snowflake symbolizes individuality. Due to their geometric forms they also represent perfection. Their clear and glassy formation also represents purity. When it snows it seems that the world falls into a tranquil meditation and therefore snowflakes also represent serenity, peace and tranquility. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i



"A snowflake never falls in the wrong place.” - Zen Proverb




#snowflake #mandala #kaleidoscope #bohemian #newage #sacredgeometry #bohochic #naturelover 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Freaky Friday!  Psychedelic Christmas fun!  This is ribbon candy and a candy cane!




Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Subtle Spectacle BA




Turn on Sound

Before and After

Subtle Spectacle - A snowflake symbolizes individuality. Due to their geometric forms they also represent perfection. Their clear and glassy formation also represents purity. When it snows it seems that the world falls into a tranquil meditation and therefore snowflakes also represent serenity, peace and tranquility. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i
"A snowflake never falls in the wrong place.” - Zen Proverb

#snowflake #mandala #art #kaleidoscope #sacredgeometry #Zen #newage #bohochic #bohemian #Christmas #hippie #mod #gypsy

Monday, December 19, 2016

Manic Monday!

Hard Candy Christmas GIF!




Friday, December 16, 2016

Freaky Friday - Psychedelic Kaleidoscope Fun!

This is a red fringed Gerber daisy and pansy.



#kaleidoscope #psychedelic #mandala #daisy #flowerlovers #naturelovers #bohochic #bohemian #newage #hippie #flowerchild #newage #kaleidoscopic

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hard Candy Christmas Today’s video has a few fun effects I added and I hope you enjoy them as I worked a long time on this one! Turn up the volume for some cheerful holiday music! I hope this candy cane and ribbon candy design brings back some Christmas nostalgia and the magic of Christmas!T

Candy Cane facts:
  • National Candy Cane Day is celebrated 26th December in the United States.
  • The world’s largest candy cane was created in 2011 and was 63 feet tall.
  • The average sized candy cane (5 inch) weighs roughly half an ounce and only has 50 calories.
  • Candy canes do not have any fat or cholesterol.
  • Originally, candy canes were only white and they didn’t have the bend.
  • The first candy cane was made over 350 years ago.
  • The candy cane was first mentioned in association with Christmas in 1874.
  • In 1882, candy canes were first hung on Christmas trees.
  • The red and white striped candy canes were first made around 1900.
  • Over 1.7 billion candy canes are made each year around the world.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Manic Monday!

Free Spirit - The ancient Aztecs believe that the dearly departed souls return as hummingbirdsand butterflies.   The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means "70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a long life. If a butterfly crosses your path, it means good luck. In the Japanese culture butterflies are thought to be representative of young maidens and marital bliss. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul". Butterflies also symbolize: Resurrection, Transition, Celebration, Lightness, Time and Soul. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.




#monarchbutterfly #butterfly #butterflylovers #mandala #kaleidoscope #naturelover #bohochic #newage #sacredgeometry #hippie #mod #gypsy

Friday, December 9, 2016

Freaky Friday psychedelic fun!





#psychedelic #kaleidoscope #bohochic #bohemian #hippie #gypsy #flowerchild #mandala #newage #sacredgeometry

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Before and After

Poseidon’s Prosperity

Interesting facts about Seahorses
•Seahorses prefer to swim in pairs with their tails linked together.

•They swim upright and avoid predators by mimicking the color of underwater plants.

•Except for crabs, few marine predators eat the seahorse - it is too bony and indigestible.

•Because of their body shape, seahorses are rather inept swimmers and can easily die of exhaustion when caught in storm-roiled seas.

•Seahorses have no teeth and no stomach. Food passes through their digestive systems so quickly, they must eat almost constantly to stay alive.

•Seahorses are monogamous and mate for life.

•Seahorses engage in an eight hour courtship dance which includes spinning around, swimming side by side and changing colors.

The Ancient Greeks and Romans believed the seahorse was an attribute of the sea god Neptune/Poseidon and as such, the seahorse was considered a symbol of strength and power.

The ancient Europeans believed that the seahorse carried the souls of deceased sailors to the underworld to give them safe passage and protection until the met their soul's destination.

Chinese cultures believed that the seahorse was a type of sea dragon, and therefor revered for their power and thought to be symbols of good luck.

Celtic meaning of the seahorse is they are a good luck charm of the oceans bringing sailors safe voyages and courage. It is also a the Celtic animal sign for those born May 13th – June 9th

Sailors have long viewed the seahorse as a good luck charm too.


Other symbolisms of this fascinating creature are: Patience, Protection, Perspective, Inflexibility, Persistence, Friendliness, Contentment, High-Perception and Generosity/Sharing.




#seahorse #mandala #kaleidoscope #sacredgeometry #naturelover #sealife #bohochic #bohemian #newage #gypsy #mod #hippie

Monday, December 5, 2016

Manic Monday

Beach Bum - Interesting facts about starfish
 They are not fish they are closely related to the sand dollar and sea urchin. Scientist have replaced their name with “Sea Star” well have tried to. We still refer to them as starfish.

They have eyes at the end of each foot to see, although not that well but the do see at the end of each foot.

They do not have blood or a brain. They have a sea water vascular system Instead of blood and their nervous system is spread through their arms. They cannot live in fresh water.

They eat inside out – the push their stomachs out of their mouths to digest their food.

And of course the can regenerate lost arms and can live to be 35 years old and weigh 11 pounds!


Symbolism of the starfish/sea star - The starfish is seen as a celestial symbol, and as such, they represent infinite divine love. In addition to love, the Starfish also holds characteristics such as guidance, vigilance, inspiration, brilliance and intuition. In Egyptian mythology, the Starfish is one of the many titles of the goddess Isis, under which she was adored by tempest-tossed sailors. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i





#starfish #seastar #nautical #beach #sealife #mandala #art #bohochic #bohemian #newage #sacregeometry #kaleidoscope #hippie #mod #gypsy #art

Friday, December 2, 2016

Freaky Friday psychedelic fun!





Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Before and After

Sunny Splendor - A Daisy symbolizes innocence, purity beauty and loyal love. It also symbolizes new beginnings. Yellow daisies represent cheerfulness and feelings of joy. The daisy is also the birth flower for April. The flower symbolism associated with the pansy is merriment and you occupy my thoughts. The pansy is also considered a flower of remembrance, togetherness and union. Pansies help evoke fond memories of our loved ones. It is believed if a pansy is placed over someone’s eyes while sleeping, upon waking that person will fall in love with the first person to appear Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i





Monday, November 28, 2016

Manic Monday With A Bonus GIF Couldn't decide which one I liked so I am posting both!



Deepest Devotion - Dahlias symbolize enduring poise, inner strength, creativity and standing strong in your morals and having integrity. The dahlia is connected to the third eye chakra and crown chakra. When given as a gift, the dahlia flower expresses sentiments of dignity and elegance. It is also the symbol of a commitment bond that will last forever. The hydrangea expresses the giver's gratefulness for the recipient's understanding. It also represents all that is sincerely heartfelt. The hydrangea is the 4th wedding anniversary flower. It symbolizes enduring grace and beauty, gratefulness and heartfelt feelings. In China, the hydrangea is associated with enlightenment. The Peruvian lily symbolizes friendship and devotion.



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Before and After

Tickled Pink - The Peruvian lily also known as the the Lily of the Incas. ( genus name is Alstroemeria) symbolizes friendship and devotion. It symbolic of wealth, prosperity and fortune. The color pink symbolizes romance compassion faithfulness, beauty, love, sensitivity. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i


Monday, November 21, 2016

Manic Monday! Time for a GIF!



Jeweled Jubilee - The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means "70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a long life. If a butterfly crosses your path, it means good luck. In the Japanese culture butterflies are thought to be representative of young maidens and marital bliss. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul". Butterflies also symbolize: Resurrection, Transition, Celebration, Lightness, Time and Soul. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.




Wednesday, November 16, 2016


 Before and After

 Gordan GreenThis is a Hawaiian green sea turtle. The precious turtle is listed as endangered. Sea turtles have existed on earth longer than any other vertebrate animal — they were here when dinosaurs evolved and became extinct, and they survived the Ice Age. This turtle lives up to 80 years. Sea turtles cannot pull their head into their shells like other turtles. Green sea turtles are the largest of sea turtles weighing up to 700 pounds! Most sea turtles warm themselves by swimming close to the surface but the green sea turtle will actually sun itself on the land along side seals! Sea turtles often return to the same beach they were born on to lay their eggs. The turtle symbolizes the navigator to Hawaiians.

Throughout the ages humans have bestowed turtles with special meaning. Ancient myths from different cultures describe the world as resting on the turtle’s back. Among Far Eastern cultures it was believed that the turtle’s back symbolized Heaven and that its underside represented Earth. For them the turtle signified the possibility of uniting Heaven and Earth within one’s own life.

Some cultures today still regard the turtle as a symbol of the primal mother and believe that it is connected to the lunar cycle.
 
 

Monday, November 14, 2016



Manic Monday! Time for a GIF!


Summer Solace - The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means "70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a long life. If a butterfly crosses your path, it means good luck. In the Japanese culture butterflies are thought to be representative of young maidens and marital bliss. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul". Butterflies also symbolize: Resurrection, Transition, Celebration, Lightness, Time and Soul. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.



Wednesday, November 9, 2016



BEFORE AND AFTER AND A NEW DESIGN

Ornate Opus - The rainbow rose symbolizes happiness and joy.    The rainbow is a symbol of mystical beauty, promise, and illumination.  In many cultures the rainbow symbolizes the bridge between heaven and earth.  The rainbow also symbolizes: hope, divinity, transformation and  harmony.   Symmetry is another expression of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unrestrained flow of ch'i


The rainbow rose is created by injecting natural pigments into the stem while it grows.   This is what  allows the petals to become variegated. The dyes are produced from natural plant extracts and absorbed by the rose as it grows.  A secret process t controls how much color reaches each petal creating this amazing affect!  Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.




Monday, November 7, 2016


Manic Monday!

 Seaside Star -

Interesting facts about starfish:

  • They are not fish they are closely related to the sand dollar and sea urchin. Scientist have replaced their name with “Sea Star” well have tried to. We still refer to them as starfish.
  • They have eyes at the end of each foot to see, although not that well but the do see at the end of each foot.
  • They do not have blood or a brain. They have a sea water vascular system instead of blood and their nervous system is spread through their arms. They cannot live in fresh water.
  • They eat inside out – the push their stomachs out of their mouths to digest their food.
  • And of course the can regenerate lost arms and can live to be 35 years old and weigh 11 pounds!

 Symbolism of the starfish/sea star - The starfish is seen as a celestial symbol, and as such, they represent infinite divine love. In addition to love, the Starfish also holds characteristics such as guidance, vigilance, inspiration, brilliance and intuition. In Egyptian mythology, the Starfish is one of the many titles of the goddess Isis, under which she was adored by tempest-tossed sailors. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.
 
 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

BEFORE AND AFTER
NEW DESIGN!

Flamboyant Harmony - The rainbow rose symbolizes happiness and joy.    The rainbow is a symbol of mystical beauty, promise, and illumination.  In many cultures the rainbow symbolizes the bridge between heaven and earth.  The rainbow also symbolizes: hope, divinity, transformation and  harmony.   Symmetry is another expression of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unrestrained flow of ch'i

The rainbow rose is created by injecting natural pigments into the stem while it grows.   This is what  allows the petals to become variegated. The dyes are produced from natural plant extracts and absorbed by the rose as it grows.  A secret process t controls how much color reaches each petal creating this amazing affect!  Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.



Monday, October 31, 2016


In the spirit of Halloween!  Creepy Crawler 
Anyone who knows me well knows that I am PETRIFIED seriously PETRIFIED of spiders. I literally have night terrors about them - jolting my hubby awake from a sound sleep with my blood curdling screams! Well I came across this fellow on a black eyed Susan in a my field and was fascinated enough with him to take is pic. It is a Goldenrod Crab Spider.




Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ingenious Idiom - Macaws are intelligent social birds.  The are a symbol of creative intelligence, inspiration, and freedom. Those who have the macaw as their totem animal are often artistic, whether their talent is in visual art, music, or dance.  The Mayans believed the macaw represented power.   The Zunis see the macaw as a directional guardian, associated with the south, and some Pueblo tribes consider macaws a symbol of summertime and fertility.



Monday, October 24, 2016

Manic Monday

Profound Soul A lotus flower represents purity of heart. They symbolize resurrection because many of the lilies close their flowers at night and reopen in the morning at first sunlight. Buddhists regard the lotus flower as a symbol of enlightenment because of the beautiful bloom that emerges from the mud. They also consider the lotus flower a symbol of purity, spontaneous generation and divine birth. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NEW DESIGN!! The second in my rainbow rose designs.
BEFORE AND AFTER


The Spectrum of an Open Heart - This is a rainbow rose also known as a happy rose and delphinium. The rainbow rose symbolizes happiness and joy. The delphinium represents an open heart, a passionate attraction and cheerfulness. The rainbow itself has many meanings from God’s promise to a bridge to the heavens. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i

Monday, October 17, 2016

Manic Monday!


A Ray Of Hope - A Gaillardia (blanket flower). The Kiowa Tribe believe the Gaillardia (blanket flower) brings good luck. The Lantana pink Bandana flower symbolism is rigor. The columbine symbolizes faith, hope, charity, justice, temperance, prudence and fortitude Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i




Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Before and After

Prelude of Spring - The Crocus flower symbolizes cheerfulness, childlike delight, riches and preciousness! Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.



Monday, October 10, 2016

Manic Monday!

Fall Dreamcatcher – Here are a few fun facts about autumn!

According to Greek legend, autumn beings when Persephone returns to Hades in the underworld. Heartbroken, her mother, the goddess of grain and harvest, allows the crops on Earth to die until her daughter returns in the spring.

According to seasonal patterns of relationships in Facebook profiles, autumn is the time when more singles change their status to “In a Relationship” or “Engaged” than the yearly average. More breakups occur during the summertime.

According to superstition, catching leaves in autumn brings good luck. Every leaf means a lucky month next year.


I fell in love with this scenery at Itasca State Park in Northern Minnesota. This is one of my first designs. I have titled this Fall Dreamcatcher because it reminds me of a dreamcatcher. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Petals of Poise Before and After




Petals of Poise - This design is rich with romantic
symbolism! The purple/lilac colored rose symbolizes enchantment, desire and
love at first site. The pink rose symbolizes gentility, femininity and
elegance. The Rose is also the birth flower for June. The fuchsia symbolizes
confiding love.  The daisy represents
purity, innocence and cheerfulness.  Symmetry
is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow
of ch'i.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Manic Monday!  This week's animated image:

Smitten - This design of columbine, red roses and bleeding hearts symbolize love, romance and seduction. The lavender rose symbolizes love at first sight. The red rose symbolizes true love. The columbine symbolizes love and seduction and is linked to Freya the Norse goddess of love. I created this design on my wedding anniversary and was feeling very romantic as I fell in love with my husband the moment I saw him!




Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kaleidoscopic Symphony





New Design!!!

Before and After



Kaleidoscopic SymphonyThis is a rainbow rose also known as a happy rose and delphinium. The rainbow rose symbolizes happiness and joy. The delphinium represents an open heart, a passionate attraction and cheerfulness. The rainbow itself has many meanings from God’s promise to a bridge to the heavens.




Wednesday, September 21, 2016



Before and After
Mau Loa - The pink plumeria is also known as the frangipani. In Hawaiian Mau Loa means "Forever". For Hawaiians, plumeria represents perfection and the bond between everything good. In addition, plumeria is the symbol of new life, springtime and re-creation of the nature.
In China, plumeria flowers are tokens of love. In China, it is not accustomed to share personal feelings, but giving a plumeria flower to your sweetheart has the same meaning as saying "I love you" or "You are special." Chinese consider plumerias even more precious than orchids.
In Hindu culture, plumeria flowers represent loyalty, and young brides wear plumerias in their hair on their wedding day to show their loyalty to their new husbands.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Something fun I am trying GIF's from my photos so they are like looking through a kaleidoscope.  I have this one moving quite fast as I wanted to make it look like the butterfly was flying.  Most feedback I got was good a few didn't like it as it was too fast and made them feel dizzy.  New GIF's will be slower.

Warm Embrace - This is a Painted Lady Butterfly. It is the cousin of the Monarch. They can fly up to 100 miles per day and as fast as 30 MPH. The Painted Lady butterfly is called the “Cosmopolitan” butterfly because it can be found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica! They eat thistle and the caterpillars weave fluffy silk cocoon s on the thistle plants therefore they are also referred to as the “thistle” butterfly their scientific name also translates to thistle butterfly.
The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means "70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a long life. If a butterfly crosses your path, it means good luck. In the Japanese culture butterflies are thought to be representative of young maidens and marital bliss. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul". Butterflies also symbolize: Resurrection, Transition, Celebration, Lightness, Time and Soul. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bewitched Before and After 2







New Design!  



Before And After



Bewitched - The symbolism of the Bleeding Heart is undying love, grace
and fidelity.  The essence of the
bleeding heart flower is said to open up and strengthen the heart chakra, which
in turn causes a person to feel emotionally soothed and open to the possibility
of a new romance. It is thought to be especially useful after a heartbreak.
These blossoms are also frequently used in love spells


Monday, September 5, 2016

Thats Amore Music Box







One of my newest listings!  Many music boxes to choose from!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BEFORE AND AFTER
Hummer Heaven 

Fun fact about hummers:

Hummers are “new world” birds and are only found in the North and South America

Hummers can fly up to 34 MPH (54 KM/H)

Hummers can hover, fly forward, backward and UPSIDE DOWN!


The overall symbolism of the hummingbird is joy. In animal totems the hummingbird is a powerful symbol of life and joy, Because of their ability to hover hummers are often thought to be reminders that life is meant to be savored, their tireless activity symbolizes perseverance and because hummingbirds do not simply flap their wings up and down, but instead move them in the pattern of the infinity symbol, or a figure eight, they are often thought to symbolize eternity and everlasting life. The ancient Aztecs believe that the dearly departed souls return as hummingbirds and butterflies.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Before and After

Lavender Lust – 
I am drawn to intense colors therefore the winters in northern Minnesota can be quite uninspiring for me. I was in desperate need to create one winter so I bought a bouquet of flowers and misted them with water. It was bitter cold, 20 below zero, so the water froze on the flowers immediately encasing them in a frosted ice. I was utterly pleased not only with the result but the design as well. The meaning of the Peruvian Lily is friendship and devotion. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

NEW DESIGN

Tequila Sunrise - The daffodil symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings and has become synonymous with spring. The daffodil is also a sign of winter’s end. The flower symbolism associated with the pansy is merriment and you occupy my thoughts. The pansy is also considered a flower of remembrance, togetherness and union. Pansies help evoke fond memories of our loved ones. It is believed if a pansy is placed over someone’s eyes while sleeping, upon waking that person will fall in love with the first person to appear.  Tulips are symbolic of fame and perfect love. The symbolic meanings also change with the color of the tulips. Variegated tulips mean "you have beautiful eyes." 



Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Design!

Before and After

Reflections Of A Virtuous Love - The flower symbolism associated with the daisy is purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience and simplicity and new beginnings. Pansy’s symbolize merriment, thoughtfulness, remembrance and love. The pansy is also considered a flower of remembrance, togetherness and union. Pansies help evoke fond memories of our loved ones. It is believed if a pansy is placed over someone’s eyes while sleeping, upon waking that person will fall in love with the first person to appear. Purple lilacs symbolize the first emotions of love. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.




Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New Design!

Simple Pleasures - Tulips are symbolic of fame and perfect love. The symbolic meanings also change with the color of the tulips. Variegated tulips mean "you have beautiful eyes." Yellow tulips mean "there's sunshine in your smile" and cheerful thoughts. Red tulips are most strongly associated with true love.  The daffodil symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings and has become synonymous with spring. The daffodil is also a sign of winter’s end.  



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NEW DESIGN!
Before and After

That’s Amore - The essence of the bleeding heart flower is said to open up and strengthen the heart chakra, which in turn causes a person to feel emotionally soothed and open to the possibility of a new romance. It is thought to be especially useful after a heartbreak. These blossoms are also frequently used in love spells.


Friday, July 8, 2016

New 2016 Design
Before and After
Joyful Jonquils - The daffodil symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings and  has become synonymous with spring.  The daffodil is also a sign of winter's end.  Thy hyacinth symbolizes playful joy.  The flower symbolism associated with the pansy is merriment and you occupy my thoughts.  The pansy is also considered a flower of remembrance, toghterness and union.  Pansies help evoke fond memories of oiur loved ones.  It is bellieved if a pansy is placed over someone's eyes while sleeping upon waking that person will fall in love with the first person who appears.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Love That Transcends




A Love That Transcends - The flower symbolism associated with the daisy is purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience, simplicity and new beginnings. On the outside of the daisies are bleeding hearts. The essence of the bleeding heart flower is said to open up and strengthen the heart chakra, which in turn causes a person to feel emotionally soothed and open to the possibility of new romance. It is thought to be especially useful after a heartbreak. These blossoms are also frequently used in love spells. In between the bleeding heart are pansies. The Pansy’s symbolize merriment, thoughtfulness, remembrance and love. The pansy is also considered a flower of remembrance, togetherness and union. Pansies help evoke fond memories of our loved ones. It is believed if a pansy is placed over someone’s eyes while sleeping, upon waking that person will fall in love with the first person to appear. In the center of this design are grape hyacinths (also known as mucsari). Hyacinths symbolize playful joy. Specifically blue hyacinths symbolize sincerity.

Monday, June 27, 2016

First  new design of Spring 2016!

Spring Sonnet before and after!

Spring Sonnet - The daffodil symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings and has become synonymous with spring. The daffodil is also a sign of winter’s end. The flower symbolism associated with the pansy is merriment and you occupy my thoughts. The pansy is also considered a flower of remembrance, togetherness and union. Pansies help evoke fond memories of our loved ones. It is believed if a pansy is placed over someone’s eyes while sleeping, upon waking that person will fall in love with the first person to appear



Thursday, May 5, 2016

2016 Melbe Creations Art Fair Schedule

Melbe Creations is back on the road again!  With the help of my fabulous husband I will be participating in art fairs after a 3 year hiatus.  I will be updating my schedule regularly.  I will be easing back into the art fair scene so there will only be a few this year. 


Rivertown Art Fair – Stillwater Minnesota
Saturday June 4th -  10am – 5pm

Sunday June 5th – 10am – 4pm
Rivertown Art Fair Website



40th Annual Fergus Falls Summerfest
Location:  Regional Treatment Center

Friday June 10th   Noon to 8PM
Saturday June 11th   9am to 5pm

Summerfest Website

Bayfield Festival of Arts & Gallery Tour

Location:  Memorial Park Bayfield, WI

Saturday July 16th 10am - 5pm

Sunday July 17th - 10am - 4pm

Bayfield Website and Fair Info



River City Art Fair
Levee Park in Red Wing Minnesota

Saturday August 6th   10am – 6pm

Sunday August 7th    10am – 4pm
 
River City Art Fair website
 


Little Falls Arts and Crafts
Historic Downtown Little Falls, MN

Saturday September 10th    8am to 6pm
Sunday September 11th      9am to 4pm

Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair website
 
 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pomaikai Before and After...
The Gecko is a symbol of good luck. I think they are completely adorable and contrary to popular belief, they do not try to sell your insurance! I captured this photo in Hilo Hawaii. I titled this design Pomaikai that is Hawaiian for good luck. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.







 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Good day!  I hope you enjoy this short video of before and after pictures a few of my flower designs.  I

Thursday, March 3, 2016


A short video of my design process.