in the garden
I love to garden. Growing up my parents had a huge vegetable garden and my brother and I picked and podded a lot of peas and did some weeding as well. As an adult, I love to grow my own food but I also enjoy having ornamental gardens and discovering new kinds of plants. When I started casting botanicals, my garden was the place I started. I started to see plants in a whole new way, were the pods thick enough to cast? Would it be too heavy translated into silver? Many of the pieces you see below came from plants in my yard. Now I search out plants for my yard that will look good in silver!