Ending the year with pencil and pen

Ending the year with pencil and pen

I’ve been spending some time with the old drawing sticks this last month, working on projects with a purpose and those that have none at all, or at least not an immediate one. I can go months,...
Published on: Dec 28 2014
By: K
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Fleeting

Fleeting

The days grow ever shorter. November is already sending her calling card, storm after storm marching toward the coast with monsoon rains and howling winds. But here and there a bit of sunshine can still...
Published on: Oct 31 2014
By: K
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{wild isle wednesday} Grizzly Bear

{wild isle wednesday} Grizzly Bear

Officially speaking, there are no grizzly bears on Vancouver Island, so this post might seem a bit out of place in this “wild isle” series. However, the northern part of the island...
Published on: Oct 15 2014
By: K
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Incrementals

Incrementals

  Last night, as Ty and I made our 11pm tour around the block, a familiar smell tickled my nostrils, one I don’t think I’d noted yet this September: woodsmoke. It was true, a...
Published on: Sep 21 2014
By: K
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{friday forage} yarrow

{friday forage} yarrow

I have fallen well behind on my foraging updates, but am now determined to catch up. This week is going back a bit to a plant I harvested over a month ago: Yarrow. I think in most cases the plants are...
Published on: Sep 12 2014
By: K
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Fall into autumn

Fall into autumn

And so, September is here, and I’m glad. In the last couple of days the weather has begun its shift and I’ve embraced it, perhaps with even more relief than I usually do. The last few weeks...
Published on: Sep 01 2014
By: K
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{wild isle wednesday} Bald Eagle

{wild isle wednesday} Bald Eagle

These days, much like last year at this time, there is an fairly steady high pitched background noise accompanying our activities around the house. During the day, sure, but also late into the...
Published on: Aug 06 2014
By: K
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Early morning meditations

Early morning meditations

She stood frozen on the side of the highway, busy with cars even at this early hour on a Sunday morning. Behind, her fawn was wandering off into the grass, away from the traffic. She stood frozen, and...
Published on: Aug 02 2014
By: K
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More sea lions

More sea lions

Keeping on the theme from earlier this week, a couple of new Steller sea lions are in the Fog and Swell shop. Completely hand stitched, using mostly fabrics that I natural dyed myself. I think these two...
Published on: Jul 27 2014
By: K
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{friday forage} Oregon Grape

{friday forage} Oregon Grape

{As mentioned on Wednesday, I’m starting another new series here: Friday Forage. Follow along with me as I harvest my way through the richness of the coast, whether to eat, drink or dye, share...
Published on: Jul 25 2014
By: K
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