As a one-woman-run operation, I carry out all the tasks of running my shop. One of those tasks and arguably, the most important one, is taking quality, eye catching photos. I owe this experience to my dear friends at Vickerey.com, who taught me everything I know about product photography and gave me the room to explore and learn. At Vickerey, I had access to amazing lighting and all the best equipment. Now, in my humble little operation, I need to get creative with what little resources I have. Luckily, I have always preferred natural light over artificial. Now, I either take my photos outside or in our sunroom. My process is very simple and involves very little, so I thought I’d share my process in hopes that it will help other makers out there who pour so much love into what they do, yet struggle to give their work justice through presentation. Read More
Words can’t express how much gratitude I feel for being a part of this amazing community of makers, curators and just all around rad folks. If you’re in the Bozeman area, please come join us this Sunday at the Baxter Hotel. Check out all that the market has to offer here.
I love making connections with clothing and style and other areas of creativity, especially when it involves wild nature. Kate of Pitchforks and Pomegranates definitely feeds my creative spirit with her love and talent for home grown & wild food. For our latest collaboration we foraged for wild serviceberries and literally ended up running from what we thought was a bear but ended up being a deer, luckily we could laugh about it. She took these berries and made magic with this homemade ice cream. Check out the recipe here.
Kate is wearing Vintage Summer Straw Hat / Vintage + Hand Dyed Silk Top / Vintage Woven Wrap Belt
Being a one-woman-run operation is a burdensome privilege. Sometimes it can feel isolating and exhausting when you’re pouring your heart and soul into your work and not receiving much feedback. It’s collaborations with other amazing women paving their own path that keeps me going. This latest collaboration with Susan Connor and Her New Tribe is just that. Vintage pieces hand picked by me make their way to Susan Connor in NYC to be printed, then Stephanie of Her New Tribe in Atlanta, brings them to life with her styling. See the entire styled series here and you can purchase the hand printed vintage shorts here.
In our latest lookbook we explored our shadows, honoring the dark and celebrating the light. View the full collection here.
I’m so excited to be partnering with my favorite gardener, food blogger and stylist Kate of Pitchforks and Pomegranates. She has a beautiful way of sharing an authentic Montana lifestyle. Her deep connection to the land and food shines through her photography and presentation. As part of her ‘From my Garden’ series, she will sharing her harvest, both wild and domestic along with recipes that bring out the truest flavors. (She has turned these radishes into a yummy Mexican style slaw, check out the recipe here.) To round it all out, she will be wearing outfits from Everything Golden that enhance this down-to-earth lifestyle. She is rocking our Handmade Soleri Dress, available in the shop.
Amazing artwork by: Andreas Lie (You can purchase very affordable prints here.)
WHO WILL SPEAK? by: Linda Hogan
If all the animals came from the hills,
if all the fish came from the rivers,
and all the birds came down from the sky
we would know our lives,
somewhere between the mountain
and the ant.
We would see what we do pass by
around Earth’s curve.
All I know are these rivers,
and the air and wind
carving down the trees
with their invisible hands
until the trees are bent figures of old men
and then only empty space.
a longing that passes.
And the sorrow says,
who will speak for them?
Who will make houses of air
with their words?
And the mouth of a man,
that belongs to grass and light
and the four-legged creatures.
He speaks of tomorrow.
He gives voice to small animals.
He gives a seat to the eagles.
Words for the fish.
The golden light of creation.
The world returns.
I do not want to break this spell.
I do not wan the words to fall away.
I do not want to break this spell.
– Linda Hogan from her book Dark. Sweet.
1. Western Wind – Alison Harris
2. Fangs - She Keeps Bees
3. Wild Is the Wind - Cat Power
4. Wading Deep Waters – Crooked Still
5. The Law - Emily Jane White
6. Sunshine on My Back – The National
7. Divine – Laura Marling
8. Angels - The xx
9. Con Toda Palabra - Las Migas
Today is a great day to write about my tattoo. I had a dream last night that brings everything full circle. I have come so far from a year ago. I was dealing with some mega postpartum anxiety and fear was literally running my life. With the help of a wonderful therapist, or guru rather, I got back in touch with my dreams and my most inner self. The bear has been a frequent visitor both in my dreams and waking life and has offered so much comfort. Bear medicine represents the power of introspection…
“To become like Bear and enter the safety of the womb-cave we must attune ourselves to the energies of the Eternal Mother, and receive nourishment from the placenta of the Great Void. The Great Void is the place where all solutions and answers live in harmony with the questions that fill our realities. If we choose to believe that there are many questions in life, we must also believe that the answers to these questions reside within us. Each and every being has the capacity to quiet the mind, enter the silence and know.” – (from the book Animal Medicine by Sams and Carson)
In most of the dreams the bear was a strong steady presence, non threatening, yet I still had fear every time I saw her. In my dream last night, the bear started coming towards me, so I surrendered and laid down on the earth and the bear came and snuggled me! It was the perfect metaphor to surrender to fear and you will be cared for (metaphor is the key word here, don’t try this is waking life, ha!)
This image also represents the power of motherhood. The confidence and strength that you innately get from being a mother. I definitely feel more solid in my convictions and more self-acceptance. It also represents the fierce yet sweet bond between mother and child. When I actually got the tattoo it brought up a lot of emotions around the loss of my mother and even though she is no longer physically present, that link is still strong.
I also want to say in all honesty that in addition to therapy and meditation I also needed anti-anxiety medication. I’m very thankful that I had this option as I needed it to stay grounded for my daughter and our family through a difficult time. I was worried that it would stunt my spiritual growth but it only gave me a foundation to explore and be more present.