Spring Blossoms

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of taking a stroll through the Chicago Botanic Garden. Armed with my camera, I met my daughter at the gardens to enjoy some good company, fresh air, exercise and spring blossoms. Below are a few of the beautiful flowers we found.


Nature’s Palette

I photographed this beautiful palette of flowers and foliage last week on my walk through the Chicago Botanic Garden. The vibrant composition of color and texture was designed by a master gardener, but made possible by nature.

The color palette of gemstones I use for my mosaic art jewelry is also made possible by nature. To see a sample of nature’s beauty as reflected by natural stone mosaics visit Gray Raven Designs.

Last Blooms of Summer

Water Lilies, Chicago Botanical Garden

I love going to the Chicago Botanical Garden because I find it beautiful, peaceful, and inspirational. I took these photos yesterday while enjoying one of the last warm days of summer. When the cold weather sets in I can look back at these water lilies and feel the warmth of that day. My mind is already making connections between their vibrant colors and the gemstones in my collection and I hope to soon share with you the art these connections bring about!

If you would like to see my current nature inspired gemstone micro mosaic art jewelry please visit  Gray Raven Designs.