Herbal Landline

Have you heard of the Enneagram?  If you haven’t, here’s a quick primer: it’s a personality test, where each type has a base number. There is no hierarchy to the numbers so no type is perceived as being “better” than the others. There are also subtypes or “wings,” in addition to a few other layers that […]

The Enneagram Type 5 + My Art

Have you heard of the term eco-anxiety? If you haven’t, it’s an emotion that’s exactly what it sounds like – anxiety about the current state of the climate. To be honest with you, by nature I’m kind of an anxious person. I’ve been worried about the health of the earth since I was 8…and that […]

How I deal with eco-anxiety – worry and inspiration in the anthropocene

Meaningful and sustainable art can really shift the energy of your home. I imagine that you’re here because we share similar values: You understand that the health of the planet is intertwined with the health of all life – not only humankind, but plantkind, animalkind, and the kind of life that is beyond sight. And […]

How to create a meaningful home with your decor

Beyond being the Queen of the Underworld and the goddess who inspires the shift in seasons, Persephone is a goddess with layers of symbolism. Her story can have different meanings, depending on the individual’s interpretation and own personal experience. My collection “Embodied Nature” is inspired by the parallels between the myth of Persephone and the […]

Persephone + the Environment: The inspiration of the Embodied Nature Collection

I’ve been in love with trillium since I first spotted this plant growing on the side of trails here in the Pacific Northwest. Just as the weather starts to hint at Spring, these beautiful blossoms are some of the first to appear. This beautiful plant is the inspiration of the Trillium painting in my Tending […]

Trillium painting – A love letter to Trillium

Ethnobotany starts with the idea that we are all here because of plants. Not just because we ourselves have been nourished by the plants that are a part of our diet. But more so because our ancestors had knowledge and tradition within the plants that they ate. Ethnobotany becomes more fascinating when we think about […]

What is ethnobotany? + a guide on how to find your own