I was having a high anxiety day, so I decided to step away from the computer and get out my watercolors. I started painting clothing for a flyer for Wilder Goods and I couldn’t stop, it evolved into these paper dolls. It unleashed the clothing designer spirit in me. I wanted to share with you all because it’s a really fun and easy project to do with kids, or for yourself.
I’ve been trying to make a point of bringing more prayer and meditation into my life. It’s something that brings me so much joy and reprieve from the everyday craziness, yet somehow I let it slip and when days go by without checking in—I feel untethered from a deeper, more grounded sense of self. Here is a beautiful sentiment regarding smoke as a conduit for prayer… ” Smoke is an ancient offering, still present in many spiritual traditions.
We had a product featured in the latest issue of Anthology Magazine, what an honor! And what’s even better, this issue is all about forward thinking. They chose to feature our Handmade Indigo Shoulder Pouch for the thoughtful use of re-purposed materials, classic utilitarian design and subtle beauty.
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
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
I make a lot of jewelry with brass, mainly because it’s a beautiful, more affordable alternative to gold. The only issue I find with brass is that it tends to tarnish easily. So, I found a natural and easy way to polish and brighten your brass. Here’s how (original recipe found on Apartment Therapy) Ingredients: 1/2 a lemon about 1 tbs baking soda Mix ingredients together until it forms a paste. Mixture will fizz in the beginning but
(Kim Krans near her studio in Topanga Canyon – photo by Daniel Arnold) Tarot cards are a new discovery for me that feels familiar and true. I fell in love with The Wild Unknown Tarot deck illustrated by Kim Krans. The designer in me craved a deck that was aesthetically pleasing and this deck is that and so much more. Kim’s art captures the energy of wild nature which is where I find my spiritual inspiration. I love them so much
For my latest contribution to Sugar & Charm I spent a lovely morning with two very inspired women, Kaelin Kiesel-Germann and Jody Engstrom of Living Nutrition. We took advantage of an oddly warm February day, letting the kids and dogs run wild outside as we laughed, chopped and blended some raw, fermented condiments. I’ve been slowly discovering the joys of fermentation through these two beautiful women. Visit Sugar & Charm for the whole story and how to!
I’m so excited to be working again with Eden from Sugar and Charm. Her style and blog are on a whole new level and it inspires me to be better. I’ll be contributing once a month, so stay tuned for lots of fun collaborations to come. This month, I made a wreath using willows from around our house. Making wreaths always connects me to the memory of my mother, feeling my hands work the same way hers did,