From the Ground Up

I always want to be influenced by nature. The changing colors and textures of the seasons are too wonderful to overlook. Besides that, they provide an endless source of inspiration and contemplation -perfect for workday down-time and creative diversions. This Christmas, I’m being charmed with wild mushrooms and asparagus fern. How awesome is that?

Winter sunshine

I love the cold. I love rain and drizzle, and since I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, I know plenty of words for describing various nuances of precipitation. I’m not enamored with snow, but that has more to do with an aversion to laborious shoveling. But I love overcast skies because clouds spark ideas … More Winter sunshine

Enter the holidays

Originating from the great green north, I’ve always found California Christmases a tiny bit challenging. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy sunshine as much as the next person (well, nearly as much as the next person) and I admit that there’s a certain appeal to strolling along a cool yet sunny beach in the middle … More Enter the holidays