Friday, May 31, 2013

Tulum, México

35mm, no retouching/digital alterations have been done

... and since I'm going through so many photos for my website I found these too. All 35mm shot on my Canon F-1 from our recent trip to Tulum. I have a nice post coming up about that trip too (the flora there alone could seriously take up a lot of space)! Until then, let me know what you think about these. 

* I was pretty stoked about the light leak in my camera that allowed for the first 2 shots--pleasant little surprise when I got my developed film back!

Oyster Magazine

so game of thrones no?

Sometimes I get commissioned to do really wonderful, fun, creative work that I enjoy so, so, so much but I can't always share it on my blog right away. Especially with work done for magazines. These are floral coronets that I made for Oyster Magazine way back last winter. I really enjoy this kind of work--artistry involving my hands, my flowers and plant materials. It is meditation for me once I get into my own world (aka my head) to create. I am given a lot of creative liberty too which is really nice. Usually I'm given a color palette and texture samples and a request almost always comes accompanied with a couple of photos for the mood and the rest is up to me. This is such an ideal way to work. I had actually forgotten about these photos and am going through all my photos for my new website that I am putting together (more on that soon I promise) and I chanced upon these and was so super happy to get to share them with you! 

Thank you again Oyster Magazine xx

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

b&w 35mm

 Buried in computer work, but it would be much more fun to be buried in books. Hope you're having a great week and that you had a nice long weekend! 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Rosemarie Auberson + CM @ 0fr

If you're in Paris this week you must go to this! I so wish that I could. I have just discovered Rosemarie Auberson's beautiful collages and artwork through my dear friend Cheri Messerli. To see this in person will surely be a capticating and lifting experience.

*(Cheri, you know that my spirit will be there! SO proud of you)!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Two photos I recently took that I keep coming back to. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

photo by my wonderful friend, Lauren Spencer King

Thank you dear Lauren for capturing this moment! Hard at work so that I can provide you with wildflowers that are locally foraged, in season, and pesticide-free. This makes them so much more special than your ordinary flowers. They still are alive and vibrant! Also, a special shout-out to my foraging partner and comrade-in-crime, Christopher Daniels!

Wildflowers for your (and my) mom!

wild garden roses for COOKBOOK (Echo Park)

wildflowers + Emilie Halpern at the Ermie table at Echo Park Craft Fair

I'll be making bouquets on-the-fly at Shelter Half too!

Hi friends! Lots of fun in order this weekend all to celebrate moms! TIGERS to LILIES will be:

• at COOKBOOK (Echo Park)
Sat 5/11 + Sun 5/12
8am - 8pm

I'm dropping off insanely beautiful bouquets of wild garden roses Sat + Sun to Cookbook, kindly foraged from Rose Lane Farms. Thank you so much Lynne!

• at the Ermie table at the Echo Park Craft Fair
Sat 5/11 + Sun 5/12
12 - 6pm

Lovely Jennifer of Ermie has paired me up with the insanely talented artist Emilie Halpern. I did tiny arrangements for her winsome ceramics line being sold this weekend at Ermie's table. Seriously good scores at her table, including work from dear friends Lauren Spencer King + Claire Cottrell. Jennifer's line is to covet, and my dear friend Britt Browne will also have a table there. In other words, you should stop by. Thank you Jennifer!

Sat 5/11 + Sun 5/12
12 - 6pm

I'll be at the store in person, making arrangements for you! All foraged by me from Rose Lane Farms + Muir Ranch! That means that all my flowers are local, seasonal, and pesticide-free! Very, very special indeed. Stop by and say hello! Thank you so much Lynne & Mud Baron!

* * *Happy Mother's Day to you, miman* * *

Thursday, May 2, 2013


I've written before on how much I admire the work of Ana Kras. Look through her Ikebana Albums. So much beauty.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cécile Daladier

Might as well throw in some staggeringly wonderful ceramics + flowers from Cécile Daladier! I love her work so much. Perfect objects d'art for May Day, or my birthday, or Mother's Day, or my birthday... ;)

Happy May Day!

Flora goddess of spring season + flowers

Happy May Day friends! What a nice segue for both my absence but too for May. Historically it was a Celtic pagan festival that spread to northern Europe and then to England and America. May Day in towns and villages of older Europe represented fertility in soil, livestock, and people. It was a day where farmers and laborers could rest from work and for townspeople to rejoice in village fêtes and gatherings! A day for others to celebrate Flora, goddess of springtime and flowers (Roman Catholics revered Mary). May baskets filled with sweets and flowers would be left on neighbors' steps. Dancing, floral crowns and ribbons danced around maypoles weaving beautiful patterns all the way down to the ground. Makes me wish our courtyard had a maypole. Flowers--linked with so much symbolism, story telling, folklore, and celebrations. They represent awakening! So here's to May!