Monday, June 17, 2013

a summer feast of the senses


the weekend was spent in great company of friends and animals. the road took me southeast of portland to a beautiful setting among farms and vineyards.  the fresh smell of grass, the warm sun on my skin, the epic landscape, the call of owls at sunrise, and abundant fresh produce was a feast of all my senses. a reset and reminder to all i love about life. thank you, thank you, thank you

artist Kristin Longbill of Moontea Studios is so lucky to live on this lusious land. she hand prints by either using her century old printing press or silk screens onto fabric in her studio among the cats and llamas. her work is beautiful! check it out at

gracious hospitality, a stunning setting, great food and drinks, and good company left me energized, grateful, and ready to start the week. happy monday folks, make the most of every moment and find even the smallest joys in all you do  


Sunday, June 16, 2013

happy fathers day dad

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

~Arthur O'Shaughnessy, "Ode," 1874 

here's a shout out to my dad, another great influence in my life. he gave me my love of the desert, adventure, and an optimistic outlook. i wish i could have gotton that picture of him in his elvis pants, but that'll have to be for another time, a surprise post in the future! happy father's day dad!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

fall inspiration

its hard to think about fall when summer has just arrived, but its what i'm doing. yesterday in the park i sketched, spent some time working on the inspiration board, ideas are starting to come together. texture, layers, tactile fabrics, location and setting, rich colors - this is what stands out so far, the designs will find me from there and are brewing in my mind