I have created Kblossoms lavender jewelry for you all inspired by my recent trip to the Ojai Lavender Festival held on June 29, 2013! This is Ojai's 10th annual lavender festival where they have vendors selling everything made of lavender: lavender soap, yogurt, sea salt, tea, essential oils, dried bouquets, sachets, cooking spices, lemonade! It was lavender heaven for me and I wanted to buy everything lavender that I saw but had to exert self control! Besides the aromatic calming effect of the lavender essential oils used to make lavender honey, lavender goals milk soap, and lavender mint tea I really was surprised by all the healing properties of lavender. Lavender has powerful antiseptic properties and helps to heal wounds faster and also helps with stomach and digestive problems. You can even massage lavender oil to your temples, neck and forehead to relieve headaches and tension after a long day of work. Lavender is great for skin problems like acne, burns, dry skin, sunburn, and itchy skin. It was such a hot 100 degree summer day that we melted walking around the festival so we cooled ourselves down with a nice refreshing cup of iced lavender lemonade and lavender yogurt, so yummy! I brought some lavender rose tea and lavender mint tea home with me and brewed them pouring a hint of lavender honey in them to create iced lavender tea to drink on hot summer days. It helps cool you down immediately and is a great thirst quencher. My next lavender favorites are the hand made lavender lotion and soap above. I really like the way the lady cut the lovely lavender goal soap in front of me in this wooden compartment and I like how it's decorated with real dried lavender and rose buds which adds a hint of country vintage charm. I use the lavender lotion I got from Central Coast Lavender after I shower with the softest lavender goats milk leaving my skin feeling so soft and body so relaxed! It's my way of pampering myself at home with my busy work schedule where I never have time to go to the spa. My last favorite lavender item I got at the Ojai Lavender Festival was a $5 bouquet of freshly cut lavender that I immediately came home and decorated with a purple silk bow and cherry blossom flowers in a glass jar. I placed the beautiful lavender display on my living room table and it makes the whole room aromatic and so fragrant. I get to come home basically feeling relaxed smelling the lavender aroma all around me. Hope you all like the Kblossoms lavender inspired jewelry I created and thanks for reading!
Mothers Day Gift
Materials Used: Acrylic on Canvas
Original Size: 16"x20"
Description of "Mother's Day Gift"
This is a purple pink sunset cherry blossom painting with various lavender shades of cherry blossoms. There are 3 large dark lavender cherry blossoms in the middle surrounded by smaller light lavender cherry blossoms. The background is a blue purplish sky with a pink sunset. I used very vibrant magenta, purple and yellow colors for this cherry blossom painting. This painting is painted three dimensionally giving texture to the cherry blossoms and branches. This would make a great Mother's Day gift or gift for your mother or grandma for her birthday. It looks best framed with a burgundy red wood on the wall to match the branch color.
Inspiration for "Mother's Day Gift"
I created this purple pink sunset cherry blossom painting for my boyfriend's mom for Mother's Day. Purple is her favorite color so I decided to paint lavender cherry blossoms because I think that a painting of flowers will last longer than live cut flowers or plants. Below are several lavender flowers taken at The Flower Fields (in Carlsbad, CA) or in my neighbor's front yards of purple daisies or flowers that inspired me to paint these lavender cherry blossoms. I like the dark interior wisps of purple on the flower petals.
Kathy's Favorite Cherry Blossom Tree Poster
Materials Used: Acrylic on canvas
Original Size: 20"x24"
My favorite painting of all!
This is my favorite cherry blossom painting of all the paintings I have created thus far. It has 2 dimensional petals on a 3 dimensional tree branch. I used a light turquoise background to complement the dark brown interior decor of my new apartment. The cherry blossoms have two colors, lavender and light blue and are overlapping with different sizes. The center of the flower and stamens are painted differently than my other paintings. It gives it a 2 dimensional Japanese style feel to the flower.
This is the second painting I did in my cherry blossom decor collection. I was inspired to paint this painting when I first moved into my apartment and I felt that my apartment was so bare. I needed to decorate the walls with paintings and I decided to go with the Asian style spring blossom decor since I love flowers blooming in the Spring. Springtime came in Los Angeles right after I moved into my new apartment. I saw pink cherry blossom trees and pink magnolia trees blooming everywhere in the neighborhood; they were in front of schools, front yards of homes, supermarket parking lots. They were just so beautiful and inspired me to start painting again. I hope you will enjoy them too!
Just in time for Mother's Day! Don't forget, it's on May 9th. There's still time to place your order now. This second painting is still my favorite and will continue to be for a long time. It was made with thoughtfulness, I'm sure your mom would appreciate it. Just as it added color and accent to my new apartment, it would do the same for your mom's home too. It's bigger and bolder because it stands out. I hang mine over my dresser so I see it every morning when I put on my makeup and get ready for work. Take a moment to scroll down and click "Add to Cart" to start the process.
Two Canadian Geese by Purple Cherry Blossom Tree Poster
Materials Used: Gouache on canvas
Original Size: 16"x20"
This is a painting I did using gouache paints. I wanted it to be very green like in the Springtime. I decided to use a light lavender for the blossoms because it's a soft pastel spring color; it's one of one of my favorite colors and this type of cherry blossom color doesn't really exist in nature. I experimented with the style of cherry blossoms again, defining the stamens of the flower and making the entire painting very three dimensional. The grass has little specks of yellow dandelions done with a brush flickering technique.