Sunday, June 17, 2012

Shop Closed - Summer Vacation!!

I'm closing the shop while we go on summer vacation!! YAY!!  My brother is getting married in gorgeous Charlevoix, MI. I'm so excited to welcome his wife to our family - she is fantastic. We'll be back in a few weeks, so the shop will re-open after 4th of July. Thanks!!
The happy couple with Alistair on his 3rd Bday

Saturday, June 16, 2012


My good friend Christina of Christina Cipriano Photography stayed with us recently.  She is CONSTANTLY taking pictures of everything around her. She reminded me how beautiful and amazing the world is, especially if you stop to observe and appreciate. Here are a few of my recent observations.
 My airplant is blooming!
 Hardy Waterlily and a Brown (?) Water Snake
Such a pretty Waterlily 
 Fungus. Don't know any details...
Beautiful how they grow up the branch!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Aiken Yoga

I'm excited to share my latest job with y'all... a new logo for my local yoga center, Aiken Yoga!!

It's a fantastic studio offering lots of fun classes. I am usually there Sunday mornings for Warm Vinyasa. Don't let the name fool you, it's HOT!!! There's a great community of yogis there. If you like a hot, strong practice... Aiken Yoga is the place to be!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Saturday night painting

Saturday night painting - appropriately, it kinda looks like a disco ball!  But I was actually thinking about jeweled corn. Inspiration from everywhere! I think it would make lovely fabric, don't you? Spoonflower, here I come...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Propagating Passion

The other day I was tired and uninspired and needed to get out of the house. So after the boys were down for the night, I took out my bike and was off for a mood-lifting ride. Pedaling along, I spotted some interesting purplish-blue flowers on the side of the road. I passed by them after a brief moment of admiration and it hit me - PASSIONFLOWERS!
I only became aware of passionflowers in the past 6 months after I saw a picture of one online. Amazing, Gorgeous, Tropical. Surely I would never see one in person.
But I did. It felt like a sign... of something, I dont know what.  I plucked one (something I rarely do, as I feel it's better to let something live beautifully than die beautifully) and raced home to take pictures and put it in a vase. It closed up on me, but not before I got a few great shots.
Then I researched how to propagate passionflowers and came across this lovely blog. Isn't it really a lovely layout? So now my cuttings are in the windowsill, and I'm really hoping some roots appear. But if not, that's OK. I'm slowly learning how to let go of attachments, so if it grows, great. If not, great. Either way, I found some passion(flowers.)