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Coffee with my purple lupine wildflower scarf

purple lupine wildflower scarf handmade green mountain mug

Starting the day off right with one of my favorite coffee mug made by Theresa Otto. It features our local Eastern Sierra mountain range! Do you have her handmade pottery? You can find them at Inyo Council for the Arts, Mono Arts Council and at local art shows.

And it happens to match my Purple Lupine Wildflower scarf. I designed this scarf with my photo of lupines blooming just up the hill in Bodie, overlooking this popular California ghost town. Today, I tied the corners of this long scarf together and wrapped it around my neck like an infinity scarf… such an easy way to wear it, especially for shorter ones.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is a creative one with a good dose of the great outdoors!

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Wildflowers everywhere – including on my living room walls

purple lupine pink indian paintbrush wall art handmade pillows

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.

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Wildflowers colorful summer scarf with white tank top and skirt

WIldflowers silky summer scarf with white tank top

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!

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Mono Lake at Sunset summer scarf in purples, pinks and blue hues

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?

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Snow-capped Eastern Sierra reflection on fabric wall art – Rock Creek Canyon’s Little Lakes Valley

snow capped mountains reflection in alpine lake

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.

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Picnic Weather in February?! Grab the Deer in Golden Aspen Tote Bag and Head Outdoors

Pack up a nice picnic in this scene of foraging deer among the golden aspen trees year-round with this handmade tote bag by Wild Onion Creations

All set to enjoy a picnic by the partial frozen stream under the pine trees and bare aspens. Who would’ve thought we’d be having 70 degree days in winter. Can this really be February? Might as well enjoy the gorgeous weather by packing up a nice lunch and water bottle in my handcrafted deer tote bag and head for the outdoors.

These bags are also really handy for corralling layers of clothes in case winter decides to show up – beanie, gloves, a light sweater. I like to be prepared for whatever conditions we find when we get there!

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4 Easy Ways to Wear the Death Valley Sand Dunes Infinity Scarf

4 ways to wear blue and tan handmade infinity scarves

Infinity scarves are great fashion accessories for their no-fuss way of wearing – no need to figure out ways to tie it! Just throw the scarf, like this handcrafted Death Valley Sand Dunes infinity scarf, over your head and go. Wear one to accent outfits from dressy to casual and that style easily from work to going out for an evening with your friends.

Try out these quick and easy ways to wear an infinity scarf (click images below for how to get that look):

Whichever style you choose, you’ll be done in an instant and heading for the door to enjoy your day!

For some other variations, you can twist the whole scarf first, tie a knot in it, or wear one scarf doubled around your neck and a coordinating one long.

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