Judi's succulent strewn rocks are gorgeous.
I first met Judi years ago when she was working on kenitic pieces for which she had me create fused glass parts. This is one of those.
Imagine my delight at finding that Judi is also a skilled gardener.
My favorites are what she calls her blingy things.
This one is a cousin of the one Judi made for me.
She's also designed cool metal stands for her work.
These evolved from her smaller "seed pods" which resembled allium seed heads.
Not only her work but the way in which it's displayed makes my heart sing.
Inside the workshop.
Who would have thought of turning lucite grapes
Here's who. Judi with some bum off the street.
Judi has been busy creating creatures that she calls Prairie Elves because she lives on the prairie and they are her happy and diligent garden guards like elves might be.
These are all made with found objects.
Each has his/her own personality.
They look cute but you wouldn't want to pick a fight with one of them!
As long as you treat them with respect, they'll be very kind to you.
Adorable and fierce at the same time.
There's strength in numbers.
Judi's output is amazing considering that she also cares for her multi acre garden and did I mention that she has horses and boards them for others in her huge barn. Pastures surround the garden, thus the fence visible in some of the pictures.
Here's some more of what these creatures are guarding.
I cherish each visit to Judi's enchanted garden, seeing the horses, breathing the clean country air, and chatting with this gifted woman. Hope you had fun too!