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The beauty of decay

My graduate work focuses on the decomposition of soil organic matter. Decay. All day, I measure invisible things: microbial exhalations, molecules of carbon and nitrogen. It feels simultaneously magical (that we have tools that can “see” these things, even if our eyes cannot) and futile (it …

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New Originals!

There are a few new originals up in TART — celebrating the last of winter and the first of spring. Each image is 4×4 and framed with a natural wood 7×7 frame. I love making these little collages — they capture my world here so satisfyingly …

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December Updates

Whew! It is the end of a long and productive week. A few updates: If you’re in the Missoula area, I will be participating in the Missoula MADE fair this Sunday (December 9) — come by and say hi, I’d love to meet you! My original …

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I took these photos in the last few days of fall. Now the world is a palette of white and blue. It’s putting me in the holiday mood, though. I’m collecting recipes for Thanksgiving and holiday cards are in the shop. To see more, visit the HERE!  

Shop stocking

Just a quick post to say there are new card sets in the shop — perfect for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and thank you notes. Enjoy! Holiday cards coming next week!

Original Botanical Papercuts

Thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday! I had a lovely day. I’ve had a few queries about the original art behind this year’s calendar and I wanted to share them with all of you. Each piece is cut from a single piece of black …

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At last!

The 2013 calendar is in the shop! This was SUCH fun to make. I feel like all of these flowers are dear friends now and whenever I see them, I grin. Paper cutting is a fantastic medium for depicting flowers — fragile and stunning. But thankfully, …

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Take Action

{Lettering by me} I’ve long struggled between choosing to do work that benefits many or work that benefits me. I’m reclusive, I love autonomy and variety, creating and investigating and setting my own deadlines. My solo entrepreneurial ideas make me hum with energy — a blinking …

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Take Root

For most of my “adult” life, I’ve realized my path is not going to be linear. I have many interests and many talents and trying to settle on just one for the rest of my life has never seemed like a viable option. Having one foot …

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Have you heard?!

The Red Ants Pants Music Festival is happening again this year — July 26-29, in fact. Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and many more will be there! Will you?! AND, the whole thing is extra exciting because I got to do the poster art …

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