Fiber + Clay

2019-11-05

Some artists seem to know precisely where their inspiration comes from before they start their next project. Sometimes I do, more often though, I like to play around until I create something that excites me. With my latest collection of jewelry, I experimented with different natural dyes and clay shapes. There were a lot of pieces that didn’t turn out, but the collection that remained ended up having a striking resemblance to this photo of my mom and
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Indigo Harvest

2019-10-04

Recently my daughter and I joined fiber artist Maribeth of Infinite Blue to help her harvest and experiment with her first indigo crop. Maribeth attended a workshop I hosted last spring with Graham Keegan—a textile designer and natural color advocate based out of LA. Graham brought a bunch of indigo starts that he generously distributed to folks curious about growing indigo. Read his full manifesto about growing indigo here. Maribeth’s plants took off, and she ended up with a garden
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Stop Wolf Killings in BC

2019-09-20

Now that I am free from the responsibility of the brick and mortar shop, I have more time and energy to contemplate the things that matter most to me like wildlife. Specifically, halting the persecution of predators like wolves and bears.
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Partying with Less Waste

2019-09-17

This summer Mike and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. I always imagined a gathering at our place — like a second wedding — another opportunity to get all our people together in one place.
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Cleaner Cleaning

2019-08-15

The most satisfying part of my journey to eliminate unnecessary plastic has been the transition from commercial cleaning products to making my own. It all started with this wonderful little book.
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Natural Dyeing with Dock

2019-08-11

I’ve been experimenting dyeing with plants found in our garden and around our house and I was happy to discover what this common weed, Dock (Rumex) has to offer.
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How Yoga Changed Me

2019-07-11

I’ve been wanting to write about my yoga practice for some time now and have met a lot of resistance. Mostly because I anticipate a loss of words when it comes to trying to articulate how profound my Kundalini practice has been.
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Moving on

2019-06-30

Change is good. As hard as it was to close the shop, it’s been a great move and I’m reveling in some much-needed solitude.
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Morning Coffee — A Poem

2019-06-28

These slow summer mornings have me writing poetry again…
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Voices from the Wild by Mariah Palmer

2019-06-18

I had an article published in Wild Hope Magazine! It’s such an honor to be included in this beautiful, uplifting magazine sharing stories of hope for wildlife. This article is about my visit to the Earthfire Institute, a wildlife sanctuary in Driggs, Idaho. It was truly a delight to meet Susan and Jean and share their story. You can purchase the issue here. Read the full story below. I first met Susan Eirich at Where the Wild Things
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