April 27, 2014

Needle Felted Succulent.

Come learn the art of Needle Felting while creating this sweet little succulent.
I'll be teaching this class on Wednesday, April 30th from 5-7:30pm at Collage.
Have a black thumb, no problem, this little house plant requires no
water and no sunlight! Call 503.249.2190 to register.

April 22, 2014

Matchbox Shrines.

I will be teaching a fun little class tomorrow night at Collage.
Matchbox Shrines from 6-7:30pm, $20 and all supplies included.
Call Collage at 503.249.2190 to register.

April 21, 2014

Organic Offerings.

These are two of my favorite humans with little hand alters I built.
There is so much to be in awe of and delight in the wonder of on these spring days.
Yes Please to Spring!

April 14, 2014

The Season of Flowers.

And so it begins, another season of flowers in the Pacific Northwest.
I love capturing the brief and fading vibrancy of buds and blooms.
Here is a collection of shots from the last year. Enjoy.

April 1, 2014

Building a Year.

Today is the anniversary of moving into my home,
 and I am busy pondering the amazing lives we can create in a short period of time. 
For me, this has been a year of building. 

I have nested and turned my house into my home, 
a place I feel reflects me. It contains all of my favorite things,
memories of ones I love, objects of beauty, tools that are useful,
and animals of a fur and feather variety that provide daily entertainment.

I have built a business, one where I work for myself.
My deepest joy arrives during teaching, helping others uncover and
discover creativity and creation. And my studio continues
to be a place of personal growth, where Art has space unfurl.

I have grown a garden, abundant, wild, crazy, unkept and also tame.
I have watched seeds turn into plants, flowers, fruit.
I have eaten with wild abundance raspberries, apricots, and tomatoes.
Watching the cycle of life, growth, death and decay fills me with a calm joy.

And lastly I have found and cultivated a deep love.
Thank you Philip for a year of deep laughter, growth, and sweetness.
You are the kindest human I know and I feel so lucky 
to share this life with you.