These Little Sprout Talismans have popped up in my art garden! They're made with vintage escutcheons, wood leaves that I carved and painted, and miniature images from ancient alchemist's illustrations. The one above has a Mexican milagro dangling from the bottom. The milagro (milagro means miracle in Spanish) represents an ear of corn. The one below includes a tiny twig. The alchemist's images are coated with clear resin to protect them. There are hooks on the back for hanging.
I'm a mixed media artist living in the Southwestern United States. When I'm not in my studio I like to spend time outside observing the goings on of the bugs and birds and the passing clouds. The intricate balance between humans and the natural world is an ongoing theme in my artwork. I try to walk lightly on the earth.