I love this theme because I am inspired by nature. I admire John Muir for his ability to see the beauty in nature and influence others to appreciate it.
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. --John Muir
I also admire Teddy Roosevelt. As president, Roosevelt created five national parks (doubling the previously existing number); signed the landmark Antiquities Act and used its special provisions to unilaterally create 18 national monuments, including the Grand Canyon; set aside 51 federal bird sanctuaries, four national game refuges, and more than 100 million acres' worth of national forests.
|Yosemite National Park|
I have enjoyed visiting a number of our National Parks and I appreciate what these two men did to insure that some of the best wilderness sites in the United States are preserved for future generations to enjoy. The above photo above shows the very spot in Yosemite National Park where the two men discussed the notion of creating National Parks.
|Sequoia trees at Yosemite National Park|
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.-- John Muir
|photo credit --https://unsplash.com/@pgreen1983|
I used a tree pendant and round blue bead by Brooke Bock to create a copper tree necklace that reminds me of a tree during a snow storm. Along with Bock beads, I added a copper bead to a length of copper to create the loops in this one of a kind focal. I also made the copper clasp. I combined copper chain, blue agate, and white shell beads to give the blue necklace an earthy look. It is available for purchases HERE.
Tree Necklace by BayMoonDesign
|Christmas Tree Earrings by BayMoonDesign|
The photo of the winter snow scene brings Christmas to mind. Awhile ago I bought some rustic ceramic trees by ceramic artist Mary Harding. I made them into a pair of Christmas tree earrings. Each earring has a handmade ceramic green tree and a red crystal shinning on the top. The ear wires, jump rings and headpins are made from sterling silver. They are available for purchase HERE.
|Outside Tree cigar box by BayMoonDesign|
inside of Tree Cigar Box by BayMoonDesign
I was so pleased by how well it turned out that I made one for my son-in-law which also needs to have the hardware added. I have plans to do one for my daughter also. I really enjoyed working on them.
Thank you Carolyn, for the inspiration behind the necklace and tree box. Please see what all of the participants were inspired to create. Kind words are appreciated!
Kathy Lindemer (here)