Saturday, May 17, 2014

KRISTIN MORRISON / Natural Dyes + Goods

I am so very excited to share with you my dear friend Kristin's new website! It has been a year in the making and she has had so much going on that I just have to gush about her completing it and getting it up! Kristin is a natural dyer, designer and fiber artist. She forages a lot of her natural ephemera for dying from The Ecology Center's incredibly lush California native gardens. She is such a source of inspiration! Have a look at her site and let me know what you think! How amazing is the Logwood Foraging Apron! A little more about what she has to say and why I respect her so much:

"Through the process of foraging and alchemizing plants into natural dyes, I explore the inherent connection of humans with nature, the relationship between us, and how we can draw upon the plenitude of nature, to nourish, heal, design and create.

Because humans exist as part of the natural world, it is imperative that we not compete with nature, but instead participate and commune with nature, not only for our survival, but also for our prosperity as a species."

I am such a fan! Beautiful, respectably sound goods from such a beautiful spirit. Way to go Kristin xo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

recent work for a California desert wedding for artist Bari Zipperstein.


Monday, May 12, 2014

... and a few more black & white 35mm shots.

I so rarely share intimate photos, but I find these so tender and heartfelt that I wanted to share.
(the second to last shot is of my new goddaughter, Anouk Simone)

I get so caught up with plants and flowers sometimes that it's nice to catch up on my photography. I know that I'm quiet about it but I do have a photography site here

...a few 35mm shots. 
sun flares and everything

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wildflower Fields of Magic, Beauty + Fairies

Happy May Day everyone! I felt it quite fitting to post Fritz Haeg's living art piece :  

It's Haeg's native wildflower seed sowing initiative that is both beautifying our neighborhoods and stoking out the birds and the bees (and us admirers too)! If you live in Los Angeles, please take a moment to visit one of his 50 sites. You will be so happy that you did and how please take the young ones with you too (how nice that it's free)! It's incredibly well planned and the site is easy to ready and to navigate. If you don't live in Los Angeles, then here is a little glimpse from five different sites that I visited with Elijah a few weeks back. We made an end-of-the-day date out of it! I looked to see which ones were in proximity to one another so that we could hit up a bunch in one outing, and then looked at the color codes on the site 's map to see which of the ones I selected were blooming. We ended up in the Mt. Washington / Eagle Rock area driving around with my scribbled map of addresses and cameras in hand. It truly made for a spectacular date and felt like a wildflower hunt! We were stoked every time we spotted the brown Wildflowerng LA signs and felt accomplished that we got to see all five that we set out to view. It also made me realize how much beauty we have here in California that is native, and why not use that for our lawns and gardens? Even if you only make it to one, I know that you will be so happy that you did. Happy magical wildflower hunting!

Please let me know which site(s) you have visited and share with me what you saw!

*some of the wildflowers you see above are purple lupine, yellow tidy tips, orange california poppies, pink clarksias + purple lacy phacelia to name a few