Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lavender & Lace

ever since i started messing around with mixed media and collage, i've been trying to put together a piece that includes photos in it, but i haven't been very happy with the results.  i just finished this one and i kind of like it - it's called lavender and lace.

lavender and i go back to the summer of 2000 when we were cruising throught the olympic peninsula and stumbled upon the lavender festival in sequim.  i knew nothing about lavender at the time, but i learned a lot and we liked it so much that we went back in 2007.

we toured the lavender farms and were blown away by how many products and foods can be made with lavender.  it's amazing!!

everybody dresses in lavender, of course - there's music and food and the colors and smells are divine!  lavender is so soothing and has many healing propertes.

my lavender piece contains some little hidden tidbits from the festival, so it has some sentimental value for me.

take a little lavender break here!


  1. i love these photos! i can just imagine how delicious that lavender must smell! amazing :)

    best wishes to you!

  2. Oh, I like that lavender field! I went to one last summer in Hood River. The rows were not quite as nicely organized as that one, and the chairs were blue. (Possibly because we were at the more-display-like part.)


  3. One of my favorite places to be in the entire world .. lavander fields. I've rolled in them in France, picked and enhailed in Tasmania and now have discovered a lavander farm not far from san miguel. It's a high quality fragrant lavender in Mexico .... I intend to fill some of my garden with it! You look very hot sitting in the chair with sprigs of lavander in your hand m'dear. And your photographs --- evoke such wonderful memories for me. You have a special touch on that 'trigger'.

  4. That photo of you is too cute!


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