Handmade With Heart
Wild Ink Sets
For the writers and creatives.
These are unlike any medium you will ever find in an art store. Wild color, place-and-time-based color, is an experience and connection to our local landscape. Yes, color can be made from plants, metals, kitchen scraps, time, air, and patience. I have been foraging and making ink experimentally for over a year and released these first sets. Why? Because I want folks to experience and play with them, connect with the land’s spirit and let go--because they surprise you if you pay attention. Let curiosity run wild.
For those you call family.
This year's ornaments feature a 4x4 inch original collage with papers handmade by me, and others handmade by other artisans. Each sit on a wood cradle inside a 5x5 inch shadow box frame, stamped on the back. Jute twine and a small alligator clip are attached for hanging.
For those who mark time.
Enjoy a new work of art every month and keep the small art prints at the end of the year. The 2024 calendar features spring and summer native prairie wildflowers from my work this year. Marking time will be grounding, soothing, and a reminder of the natural beauty around us. Easels are handmade by Matthew, my craftsman husband, and wood stamped on the back.
For the writers of all kinds.
Combine the power of handwritten with handmade. A handwritten note is ever more meaningful in this digital age. Writing takes organization and expression of thought, time, and the act of slowing down to write by hand. The card acts as a keepsake of visual-tactile communication and heart. Blank inside and waiting for words.
Wild Ink Sketch
For the naturalist and more adventurous collector.
A mark of place and time, these sketches are created with ink made from regionally foraged plants with care. Bring some wild color into your home or gift one.
For the art collectors and aesthetes.
Mini originals are one of my favorite seasonal offerings. Why? They're so versatile, and a way to bring the year's series full circle. These feature both my spring and summer prairie native wildflowers with pollinators.
Put one on your kitchen counter or in your bathroom. Put a few together on your gallery wall or photo shelf to add a fresh element. Add one to your office desk or wall. They go anywhere you need a floral friend or a reminder to connect to the land that holds us.
Available in 8x8, 10x10, and 12x12, framed in hard maple.
Abstract Landscape Collage
For those who love a good abstract.
As I was making the framed ornament collages, I decided to have fun making a few more sizes of the abstract landscapes. Made with hand painted papers and handmade textured papers, these offer a more abstract and color blocked way to appreciate the landscape. Framed in hard maple.
For those who like to decide for themselves.
Can't or won't decide? Let your dears decide for themselves with a gift card! Give the gift of handmade any season.
A digital code is provided upon purchase to subtract the value from their order total.