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, cowris, 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 you may contact me at email@example.com. They are each unique, and something you can keep in remembrance of a beautiful day of celebration.
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.
With trees as her muse, South Carolinian Susan Dean presents a spellbinding prose-and-poetry picture book. To the soulful and the contemplative, the poetry genre has long served as the perfect avenue for artistic and philosophical self-expression; a virtual refuge for the dreamer and the thinker. The Tree of the Child is a dazzling mix of poetry, prose, and spellbinding artwork; a masterfully crafted celebration of thoughts and imagery that salutes the mystery, beauty, and endless mystique of Creator and creation. Through the pages of this work, readers are introduced to some of life’s most inspiring truths, diversely expressed through her words and artwork. Brimming with wisdom, visual beauty, and inspiration, this work of art broadcasts the soulful voice of one of the most talented and contemplative minds in literature today. X-Libris Publishing
Trees are the most giving form of life on earth. From the beginning of time trees have been sacred to people around the world. In the garden of the Spirit there are many sacred trees: The Tree of God The Philosophical Tree The Tree of Enlightenment The Cosmic Tree The Celestial Tree The Tree of Life The Tree of Light The Tree of Paradise Tree of Eternity The Inverted Tree Manahil The Tree of Christ The Tree of Oneness Tooba The Tree at the Center The Tree of the Cross Parigata The Tree of Necessity The Tree of Sacrifice Tane-Mahuta The Tree of the Soul The Tree of Knowledge Omahas Tree of the Sephiroth The Tree of the Great Peace Walleechu Omumborombonga Tree of Fertility Mystery Tree The Bo Tree The Flowering Tree The Jesse Tree Irminsid Zamange Skamba The Tree of Charity The Alchemist Tree Man’g’ushaka The Tree of Victory Kalpaavriksha The Blossom Tree The Gem Tree The Gift Tree The Bonchevalier Tree The Tree of Ascent Tree of Ten Thousand Images Tree of the Watcher The Tree of All Seeds The Eden Tree Yggdrasil Ambala Ganta Nanahil The Ancient Tree Padaythahin The Wishing Tree Teri-Ramula The Axile Tree The Tree of Realization Mhowah Kachnula The Singing Tree The Cloud Tree You may know one of these trees. Might have climbed in one, Rested beneath one, Or eaten from one. They are holy trees In the river of joy in the earth. They weave a crown of awesome nature. Knock on wood to the spirit within.