My mother is a lot like Mabel in that she loves flowers, gardening, creating–using nature as a way to express herself. As a result, my childhood was filled with long hours at flower shops, spending time in the yard, and watching my dad carefully follow my mom’s instructions as she expanded her garden empire in the backyard. Growing up I resented having to participate in these weekend yard work rituals. Putting sticks in a bag and raking leaves is not fun when you’re 10. But now I appreciate her talent and the hard work she put into these wonderful creations and I’ve enjoyed having her teach me how to create my own secret garden. She’s teaching me to turn this:
Here are some more shots from the garden and the resulting terrariums.
To get the ball rolling on Theodore and Mabel, mom and I are collaborating. In the next month or so, we’ll be coming out with OUR VERY FIRST LINE OF TERRARIUMS…our FALL line. So keep watching this space for some sneak peaks. In the meantime, if you have any requests, suggestions, tips, comments, or compliments (these are my favorite), then send them my way: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you.