Floral crowns are so in right now. And who cares what anybody else thinks cause they're so great! I'm just going to start wearing one every day and make one for V.v. too so that she can wear hers around her neck! HA! Are you loving them as much as I am right now?
I recently photographed a friend of mine who is getting married this fall. I was inspired by the California light and made a wreath for her to wear simply because I love wreath crowns. The whole experience turned out so lovely and we had such a fun time. Isn't that what's this is all about anyway?
Last night my amazing friend Lauren hosted a Summer Solstice evening where we got to make floral crowns and share dinner and drink a red Lovers Tea! I just had to share this with you because it was so much fun and full of light and magic and laughs, truly. It was such an inspiring night with such spirited hearts all around! Read more about this very special day of the year here! Soooooooo good you're gonna love it!
Britt Browne is an exceptioanlly talented and lovely artist, teacher, printmaker, and human being all around. Look at these stunning cards that she made. I was able to get my hands on these prints; they make me so happy every time I look their way. I feel like you too would feel the same. So check her out! She is the indigo queen.
I made some really sweet kokedama's this weekend to sell atShelter Half. If you have a small apartment or want an easy-to-take-care of lil' plant friend or simply love moss, you need one! Hang one from your window (preferably not full sun all day) and watch your space get a little dose of magic. Go and get yours (or email me about an upcoming workshop to make your own)!
Caitlin Wylde's work makes me feel, for lack of a better word description, like home. She has such a spirit in her manner with which she not only creates her work but is apparent in all the other things that she does; where she places objects, what she collects and picks up, what she sews and marries, and how she makes them work together. Her art is textured, layered with pieces from nature and earth; intricate, intertwined, sun-washed and warm. She seems to carry this spirit with her--it meanders through her studio, her art, gardens, and spills into her beautiful home (in Echo Park). When I met her I felt like I was meeting a person from a different era: what I would expect say if I met Patti Smith or maybe Joni Mitchell. She is naturally radiant. Truly inspiring.
This Thursday 6/13 from 7-9pm her art is being exhibited in the amazing space of Shelter Half. I'm going to to be there and hope that you too can make it out.
Do you know about the cleome flower? I didn't know about them until I saw them in the fields two weeks ago. I was mesmerized! They are both tough and delicate looking, full yet airy. I am always amazed at what can thrive under the intensity of the Southern California desert sun, and just when I get to thefarm and expect things to be shriveled up and yellow, I walk into a field full of blooming and thriving cleomes! You can just go ahead and move over, peony and hydrangea...
I picked a bunch of cleomes for my Pop-Up tomorrow:
yup, i added the teeniest of mushrooms to the moss! oh what fun!
Some photos from last Thursday's evening at Shelter Half to introduce both TIGERS to LILIES and Smohk bread, both to be available at the store for the month of June! What an honor. Thank you,Shelter Half! Thank you for all of you who showed up too! What fun. Morehere!
I really like these images of the stunning Anna May Wong. Her bold bangs, perfectly arched eyebrows and porcelain skin are immaculate. I really like the play between the textures of the fabrics to that of the branches and how this creates textual layers within the photos and adds depth. These are beautiful portraits indeed.
The insanely talented and oh so pretty Laurenof SPENCER STUDIO and I had a clever little idea: what if we both collaborated on a project together? We work so well ensemble and we inspire one another and so we did: I dropped off little arrangements of wildflowers that I loved on her doorstep for about a week and if she, upon finding them, found inspiration to draw or paint, would. Well lo and behold, look at these beautiful works that she created. We were both so pleased that we made them into postcards! We are selling them for $2 a card and today I will be setting up a little wildflower installation at Shelter Half. I'll be selling some there and also have books and readings on plants + wildflowers to browse through. Stop by from 12-5pm! Or email me if you would like to purchase some of these first limited edition cards.