Custom Pets on Plaques®

A Custom Pets on Plaques® creation.  Custom Pets on Plaques® are a special and personal gift for an animal lover or pet owner, or a wonderful pet memorial. The are available now in le Shoppe.

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Custom Pets on Plaques®

These are crafted with up-cycled newspaper & cardboard paper mache clay and acrylic paint on 7×9 oval wooden plaques. We’ll work together to create an amazing Custom Pets on Plaques®. Contact me via email: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com or head on over to le Shoppe to start your order.

Lotus

A Custom Pets on Plaques® creation.  Custom Pets on Plaques® are a special and personal gift for an animal lover or pet owner, or a wonderful pet memorial. The are available now in le Shoppe.

This is Lotus. Lotus Looks

Lotus Flower Plaque by OliveLoaf Design

These are crafted with up-cycled newspaper & cardboard paper mache clay and acrylic paint on 7×9 oval wooden plaques. We’ll work together to create an amazing Custom Pets on Plaques®. Contact me via email: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com or head on over to le Shoppe to start your order.

Butterfly Studio

A perfect spot for sketching {and watching} butterflies at le homestead. The porch studio…

The Porch Studio by OliveLoaf Design

We’ve had an outstanding butterfly season this year. I have been photographing our visitors for more than 5 years and I believe their numbers have tripled. It definitely pays to plant as many flowers as possible and the butterflies truly appreciate your efforts.

{via Creating Sustainable Landscapes}

Butterfly Desert

Click here to learn simple techniques for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators to your yard and garden.

(Monarch)

Monarch in Kentucky by OliveLoaf Design

This is the first season I’ve seen a Zebra Swallowtail visit our flowers. They are fabulous!

Zebra Swallowtail by OliveLoaf Design

To find pollinator-friendly native plants for your garden visit the Pollinator Partnership website: www.pollinator.org To get the guide specific to your ecoregion: click on Planting Guides and enter your 5-digit zip code. You’ll find the Selecting Plants for Pollinators guide that fits your region. Check out the charts that list which native plants grow best in your area so that you can attract more pollinators to your garden.

(Spicebush Swallowtail)

Spicebush Swallowtail by OliveLoaf Design

(Eastern Tiger Swallowtail)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Now is the perfect time to plan your planting for next season. Many vendors have flower seeds and bulbs on sale at this point so you can stock up for a steal. Depending on your planting zone, you can still plant. I’m still planting sunflowers & shasta daisies for late fall blooming.

(Great Spangled Fritillary)
Great Spangled Fritillary by OliveLoaf Design

Dog is Love

Custom Pets on Plaques® are now available in le shoppe. Immortalize your beloved pets; customize a thoughtful gift for an animal lover or pet owner, or a wonderful pet memorial for your wall.

Pets on Plaques®Dog is Love {Perfect for multiple Pets/Dogs}

This is: Bella, Sherry, Crow, Casey, Jasmine, Sky, Bob & Spencer

Pets on Plaques®Dog is Love by OliveLoaf Design

Pets on Plaques®Dog is Love by OliveLoaf Design

These are crafted with up-cycled newspaper & cardboard paper mache clay and acrylic paint on 7×9 oval wooden plaques. We’ll work together to create an amazing Custom Pets on Plaques®. Contact me via email: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com or head on over to le Shoppe to start your order.

 

 

 

Balanced Universe

A study of bees amongst the Sulphur Cosmos one late afternoon at le homestead…

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The word Cosmos is derived from the Greek, which means a balanced universe.

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That’s a lovely sentiment for these blooms as they are so low-maintenance; a counter balance to the hard work the rest of le gardens require.

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They simply return every year, warmly received by grateful bees and humans.

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“For bees, the flower is the fountain of life, for flowers, the bee is the messenger of love.” ~Kahlil Gibran

 

Iago

A recent Custom Pets on Plaques® creation.  Custom Pets on Plaques® are a special and personal gift for an animal lover or pet owner, or a wonderful pet memorial. The are available now in le Shoppe.

This is Iago. Iago

Iago Customs Pets on Plaques®

These are crafted with up-cycled newspaper & cardboard paper mache clay and acrylic paint on 7×9 oval wooden plaques. We’ll work together to create an amazing Custom Pets on Plaques®. Contact me via email: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com or head on over to le Shoppe to start your order.

Sunflower Tribe

It’s all about the Zinnias around le homestead. Did you know Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family? Must be why they are a favorite of mine. I like that…Sunflower Tribe! I now christen my fans “Sunflower Tribe.” This is an Illumination Zinnia grown from seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Illumination Zinnia by OliveLoaf Design

{Photo: OliveLoaf Design}