With summer thunderstorms rolling through, we headed high above Mono Lake and Highway 395 for a better overview. It was beautiful to watch the rain bands moving over the lake, but I didn’t have long to get this photograph. The storm brought thunder and lightning and above treeline, we were feeling pretty exposed.
Have you been caught out in an unexpected thunderstorm? It makes for a exciting outing and a great story to share later, as long as you were able to avoid being struck by lightning! Continue reading Watching summer thunderstorms roll over Mono Lake – wearable art scarf
Rebecca with The Fox Den in Bridgeport, California carries my photo art and featured me in her July newsletter! If you are passing through Bridgeport, be sure to stop in and say hi to Becca and Foxey – and to check out her collection of work by local artists in all kinds of media. Thanks, Becca and Foxey!!
See the original article here.
Featured Artist: Heather Freeman of Wild Onion Creations
This month’s featured artist, Heather Freeman of Bishop, is an artist I have showcased at The Fox Den since the first year it opened. Her photography and seamstress skills are simply amazing. She prints her photos on various fabrics and creates everything from infinity scarves to pillows, zipper pouches to notebook covers, and more!
Heather took the time to answer a few questions about herself and her art… Continue reading Featured Artist in The Fox Den July 2019 Newsletter
Fun times with my art booth at my fifth Bodie Day! Thanks to all who stopped and checked out my Bodie photography on fabric. It is so inspiring hearing back from people year after year, and especially hearing about the reactions that my Bodie pillows and bags had on loved ones they gave it to. This year, I heard that my work had inspired a couple of “Bodie rooms” in homes! What a great idea. I think I need a Bodie-themed room, too! Continue reading Bodie Day 2019 in the books!
I’ve been working on these new reusable notebook covers with my Bodie ghost town photos. The cool thing is once you fill it up, you can just swap in a new little moleskine notebook and you’re off and running. A great way to reuse while enjoying your favorite Eastern Sierra places, and still take notes and make sketches on the go!
Continue reading Bodie Ghost Town reusable notebook covers coming soon
Catching up on my Bodie ghost town history in preparation for Friends of Bodie Day 2019!
Terri Geissinger’s book, Images of America, Bodie: 1859-1962 has some great historic photos and snippets of what life was like for the residents of the California gold mining town. The self-guided walking brochure is another great resource for Bodie State Historic Park stories and old photos.
I’ll be showing my photography of Bodie on textiles made into pillows, scarves, bags and wall art like this one – Stormy Bodie Wallhanging. Continue reading Bodie Ghost Town history and photo wall art
What a year for wildflowers. On our outdoor adventures lately, my husband and I have been amazed by amount of beautiful wildflowers in the Eastern Sierra right now. They are blanketing the landscapes everywhere! I can’t wait to make more wallhangings and pillows with my wildflower photographs, like these. The cool thing is my wildflower textile prints and pillows stay vibrant and beautiful all year-round, no matter what the weather is doing!
Could you use some bright, cheer-ey wildflowers for your walls, too?
Shop my Buttermilks Wildflowers fabric prints here. (20×30 wallhanging featured in photo)
Shop my Bodie Hills Lupine Wildflowers fabric prints here. (20×30 wallhanging featured in photo)
Shop my Buttermilk Wildflowers photo pillows here.
The perfect summer outfit – white tank top and skirt, some cute sandals, and a beautiful wildflower bouquet scarf! These natural beauties show off their vibrant colors around your neck. And once the temps cool off when the sun sets, wrap the soft fabric around your shoulders as a shawl. This makes an easy outfit for a summer wedding or a fun gathering of friends at the brewery!
wrap this scarf easily around your neck or tie it up in fun styles
once the evening cools down, wrap the 16×72 scarf around your shoulders as a beautiful shawl
16×72 satin charmeuse on the left and the 10×45 chiffon is on the right
Continue reading Wildflowers colorful summer scarf with white tank top and skirt
I just finished this new summer scarf with my photo of an amazing Mono Lake sunset. I’m really happy to have found a way to make these longer scarves with my photos! It’s so fun to wear a piece of the Eastern Sierra and it makes me excited to do more of what I love – designing functional things from my nature photography.
This has become my go-to scarf – it is fun to wrap a beautiful sunset in the forest around my shoulders or neck. It goes with so much in my closet, too – blacks, pinks, purples. Where do you see yourself wearing this to?
Continue reading Mono Lake at Sunset summer scarf in purples, pinks and blue hues
My studio wall is feeling a bit blank without this Little Lake Reflections fabric pano on it! It is in the current gallery show at Mono Arts Council in Mammoth Lakes, California, “So Many Lakes, So Little Time”. I love looking at this wallhanging and remembering my hike in Rock Creek Canyon out of Mosquito Flats that summer evening I shot that photograph. The lighting kept getting better and better and we kept hiking farther and farther into the lush valleys. The stillness at the edge of this lake gave me the mirror-like reflection of the snow-capped mountains and forest. It also brought out swarms of hungry mosquitos! It was worth it, though, to experience this gorgeous scene in the great outdoors and capture this Eastern Sierra gem to share with you.
Continue reading Snow-capped Eastern Sierra reflection on fabric wall art – Rock Creek Canyon’s Little Lakes Valley