October 1, 2014




Happy October 1st!

In celebration of Autumn
I've added a new Harvest Wreath
to my shop.

Throughout this harvest season,
may your days be bright,
your heart thankful,
and the leaves around you golden!





September 25, 2014



I wanted to share
these images from our trip
to the Olympic Peninsula
at the end of August
before we moved too far away from Summer
and into Fall.

It was magical,
as usual,
our beloved home-away-from-home;
I feel so incredibly lucky
to have so many of those!
We've been visiting this coast for years,
and it is so familiar
that I think I could walk it
with my eyes closed,
and yet every year,
it is different,
new,
fresh.


Until the next time!


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September 22, 2014




We bought a house!


The last few months have been so stressful,
but we could not be more thrilled
with how everything turned out!

These are the first photographs I have taken
at our new home.
The inside is still so full of boxes,
and there is a distinct lack of furniture,
but the light is exciting,
and nature's beauty is ever-present.



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August 18, 2014


Another blooming letter!

This one is composed of flowers
that brought me back
to the beloved childhood garden
that I visited every summer
in North Carolina
at my grandparents' house.




August 11, 2014



This summer.

Words have been failing me a bit.

This summer has been
so full of beauty,
and my heart has overflowed
with gratitude and thankfulness.
Stress, fear, and wait
paired with joy, hope and excitement:
it's been a summer of intensity,
an all-out sprint.
I feel out of time,
these days,
in transition--
swirling memories from the past
are tangibly muddled together
with dreams for the future,
even as I try to be centered
around each present moment.
All of my senses are heightened.
It's almost too much,
but I wouldn't change anything.



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July 16, 2014



To quote the great Calvin:
"The days are just packed."

That's the best way
to sum up
the last month or so!

Summer always kicks into
such a high gear here.
The season can be so fleeting,
and the urge to make good use
of every glorious second of it
to the fullest extent
can feel like a kind of pressure.

Milla's post about this seasonal struggle
really resonated with me.
It's something that I work with
every summer,
to varying degrees of success:
remembering gratitude,
holding on to the joy,
shaking free from guilt.


I've been doing a lot of painting,
working on commissions for a handful of folks,
and a few gifts for others.
These floral letters were a sweet commission
by a mother,
of her two boys' initials.
Such a fun project!


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June 19, 2014



Life has been pretty nuts lately
(we are starting our search for a house of our own,
and the market in Seattle is very challenging!)
but I finally found time
to finish up this latest wreath!

Peonies,
wild roses,
apple blossoms,
and maidenhair fern:
all-out luscious loveliness.

Prints of this wreath are now available in my Etsy shop.



May 28, 2014



Sometimes
some vacation time
is exactly what you need.



May 7, 2014



Neko Case - City Swans

I have been on such a Neko Case kick lately!
Her beautiful voice sounds especially perfect
on days when the sun is out
and the air is warm.



April 30, 2014



It's that time of year again!

Tulip time.

The Rothko-esque fields of color,
the endless variety,
the subtlety of shape and shade:
every year they blow me away.


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These photos
are the first digital shots
that I have posted here
in quite a while.

I recently purchased a new digital camera,
and look forward to posting more photos taken with it
as I learn and experiment.

I will always love and shoot film,
but it is exciting to have a new medium to play with!


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