Re-introducing my new/old zine called History Changed. Life has inspired me to re-print a collection of the poem-collage series I made long ago. History Changed ran from about 2013 to 2016 & was the most important art project I had going on during my post-college & traveling years. I wasn't yet blogging, didn't have a… Continue reading History Changed : again!
Even if you don't have much space, you can still make a green oasis at your home. Ceramic & plastic pots make great places to grow the garden of your dreams. In fact, some herbs prefer growing in containers! In this post I am going to share some of my favorite container plants and how… Continue reading Container Gardening
During long walks around neighborhoods and gazing into front yards I have noticed something - a lot of people are growing herbs. Rosemary, Oregano and Lavender are all common plants in this dry climate and all are flourishing during summer but, I am not so sure how often people are actually using the herbs they… Continue reading Harvesting and Making :: creative ways to utilize your herbs
Homemade bouquets are my go to gift for last minute events, almost forgotten birthdays and, of course, mother's day. A thoughtfully arranged flowers from a garden or farm is sometimes the perfect gift for someone in grief or a just because offering. Today I made a few bouquets and wanted to share them here. First… Continue reading Flower Therapy
Lately so many dreams have been coming true and one of those dreams was to open a etsy shop in conjunction with this blog. With time I know that both will evolve as my interests change & as life allows. At this moment my etsy store is dedicated to floral print designs, zines & botanical… Continue reading Shop Update : botanical stationary back in stock
All my fellow herbalists residing in the northern hemisphere are surely enjoying the abundance of flowers and herbs this time of year (spring). Personally I've been up in Oregon visiting family, going on walks around my mom's favorite trails of her childhood. On any walk I always take along a cloth bag and trimming scissors… Continue reading Hawthorn :: and other medicine for the Heart ❤
Calendula plants & valerian growing in filtered light of the front yard. I'm "home" - in the suburban Californian landscape of my childhood. Being here again, after a couple years away, has fueled a desire to reconnect with this land and get started on gardening projects right away. In my garden in Argentina I usually… Continue reading Herb Gardening — growing a backyard apothecary
After a couple months of focusing on other things my sewing practice is in action again!! I am working from my parent's home which comes with access to a sewing machine and a lot of space for my projects, products & creations. These new sewing kits are available for sale on my mom's online shop… Continue reading The Sewing Studio
A week ago I made it back home, to the state of California, after two years away. To my surprise, things are mostly back to normal with folks visiting each other and traveling. The airports weren't totally full but I derinately wasnt alone in my travels either. And even though I stressed about the trip previous to going, things moved smoothly in my international voyage.
March, April & May are the months of harvests here in Argentina. Here it is fall. The nut trees have ripened and so have many grains in the garden. This year we had a good second year with corn and also experimented growing amaranth and beans. The first year growing any grain is usually mainly… Continue reading Fall Garden Journal :: harvesting beans & grains