This page is of past creations. A tribute to the beautiful designs of life and nature and the joy it has given me exploring and discovering them.
The seashell flowers are made from jingles, pen shells, bubbles, cowries, slippers, periwinkles, scallops, clams, cockles, turbans, tops, cat’s paws, augers, and a wide wide variety of ocean treasures that I have found on the beach, or friends have given me, or I collected over the years teaching, or I bought from responsible collectors. The ocean has always been a renewing force in my life . . . as much as sitting on top of a tall mountain!
If you are interested in flowers as a gift or for a wedding you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The flowers are each unique, and something you can keep in remembrance of a beautiful day of celebration.
Pictures from a recent wedding I did:
Kissing Ball for Flower Girl
Halo for Flower Girl
Seashell Flower Candle Rings
When two of my children got married I made the decorations for their wedding cakes. My son’s wedding was on the beach and I had my choice of what to make and the size of the cake! The first thing I did was make a model of the cake and ordered the almond paste and fondant. The decorations are hand painted with diluted natural food colorings. Can you see the little crab on top?
My oldest daughter wanted camelias and that was really a challenge! Most of the decorations on her cake are made of almond paste but the camelias are made from fondant. The groom made the all natural red velvet cake (with beets) and it was delicious! The best I have ever had.
I have walked many graveyards looking for beautiful simple gravestone art. These are a few treasures. Many of them came from Charleston S.C. but also from graveyards in other parts of South Carolina and North Carolina.
Old Drum table. Burned, stained, and finished!
Sullivan’s Island Bridge at Sunset
The white canvas of this chair called me to paint! I haven’t quite finished it yet.
I just finished this little indoor outdoor table!
Long Tailed Skipper
My Butterfly and Moth Designs: These watercolor moth and butterfly cards are $30 for a set of six premium cards and envelopes. You pick the butterflies or moths you want. Susan Dean email@example.com copyrighted 2004
Cherry Scallop Shell Moth Promethea Moth
Ranchman’s Tiger Moth Virgo Tiger Moth
Zebra Swallowtail Tiger Swallowtail
Brahmaea Wallichii Black Swallowtail
Paradise Butterfly Underwing Moth
Luna Moth Monarch Butterfly
Tortoise Shell Butterfly Lily Leaf Moth
Tent Caterpillar Moth Day Moth
Colorado Hairstreak Isabella Moth