Friday, January 31, 2020

Lindsey | Grounded | Downtown Phoenix

Lindsey founded and runs a playmat and blanket company here in Arizona called Grounded. Check out their beautiful IG account.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Alyssa | Downtown Phoenix | Pattern Mixing

I love when people layer with different patterns. This mix works so well since the color scheme is cohesive. Sticking to the same color family is such a great way to try out mixing patterns. Try it,   
try it!


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Indigo Shibori Workshop | Phoenix, AZ | Feb 22

Learn Shibori Indigo Dyeing at the Historic Casa Mañana 

Step away from your busy life and dive hands first into the art of Shibori with a full afternoon workshop that will teach you the skills needed to produce beautiful hand dyed indigo fabric. Learn what goes into creating a dye vat and producing stunning one of a kind indigo pieces on the tranquil and inspiring grounds of a 1920’s home designed by architect Jarvis Hunt at the foot of Camelback Mountain. Enjoy delicious bites and a seltzer bar during the workshop provided by Phoenix artisan cheese board wizard 88 Pretzels. You will leave the class with two flour sack towels dyed by you as well as the newfound skills to have your own dyeing sessions later. 
  • What to bring: All materials provided. All you need to do is show up! It is recommended that you wear dark clothing and dark closed-toed shoes (or anything that you are okay getting messy) as it is likely that you will get dye and water on the things you wear.
  • Space is limited to 12 students to provide a calm and immersive environment.
  • Date: Saturday, February 22nd at 2:00 pm (workshop usually runs around 4 hours)
  • Cost: $179 per person (enjoy discounted rate of $149 per person when enrolling two or more people together) 
  • Enrollment: To enroll contact me at Payment due at time of enrollment. Feel free to get in touch with any questions you have about this event
  • Cancellations: Cancellations will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee through Wednesday, Feb 19th. Cancellations after Feb 19th will result in forfeiture of all payments made. However, enrollment may alternatively be transferred at no fee to another student who can attend the workshop in your place.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

At Home with Emily Freidenrich

Before moving to Phoenix I got the opportunity to spend some time with author and researcher Emily Freidenrich at her beautiful art filled home in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Emily shares her light filled townhome with her husband Tyler and their corgi Pancake who hammed it up for me when Emily and I were up on her rooftop patio. During my visit I got a chance to talk with Emily about her experience putting out her most recent book Almost Lost Arts and she gifted me a copy.  The book documents several rare art forms and the artisans around the world who are dedicated to these crafts. I have pored over the book since receiving it is unbelievably inspiring, plus the photos are gorgeous. I highly recommend picking up a copy. It will leave you wanting to delve deeper and really slow down into any craft you enjoy. In a world of mass rapid production it's so beautiful to learn about those that are still doing things by hand with such care and passion. 

Emily and Tyler are both big supporters of the arts and fill their home with works by friends as well as pieces they find and felt a connection. Every corner of the house has something fun to look at and they haven't shied away from color but this nest still feels so tranquil. 

I really love getting to peek inside the homes of creatives. If you or anyone you know in the Phoenix area (or a Phoenix roadtrip destination) would be interested in having your space photographed I'd love to hear from you! Thank you so much to all of you that invited me into your live and work spaces in Seattle when I did that call out before moving. I wish I could have fit everyone before I left but I look forward to fitting some shoots in on future visits back to Seattle. 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Jodi | Heritage Square | Downtown Phoenix


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Estephania | Heritage Square | Downtown Phoenix


Friday, January 3, 2020

A Look Back at 2010

Entering into a new decade prompted me to take a peek back at what the photos I was taking in 2010 looked like. I took a lot of photos that year so it was hard to narrow it down but I picked a handful to share that felt really 2010 to me. It was so fun to scroll back through and remember all these interactions as well as what caught my eye about the person. 

remember how popular those black lace up boots were (upper right)?? And everyone was belting their outfit at the waist. Vintage was super popular.

The bottom middle photo is so Capitol Hill 2007-2010.  And leave it to Laura Cassidy and Linda Derschang to be totally of the moment then yet both of their outfits in these photos also still somehow look totally current 10 years later. 

I can't believe how long I've been taking these photos, the blog was already in full swing for a few years when these were taken.

Looking forward to seeing what I'm photographing 10 years from now.
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