redwood grove

August 18th, 2012

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an invitation for a redwood grove wedding. the bride is a san francisco urban forest and urban agriculture coordinator who saved some trees i really like from being cut down at zeitgeist. hooray!

i love this little bug party:

i spent some time at the botanical garden in golden gate park to do my research. they have a redwood grove tucked away in a little corner by the moon viewing garden. i was really delighted to find that it was carpeted in hearts (wild ginger and redwood sorrell), perfect for a wedding. PERFECT!!

these were the sketches that were smushed together to make the final painting:
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i was a little sad to abandon the bats, but i’m sure i’ll find a use for them one day.

welcome eliza jane

August 17th, 2012


for wee eliza, born this spring on the day of the solar eclipse. i was there for her birth! (thus the ferns. i know, i am so sneaky)