Wildlife photographers can capture more character by widening their field and capturing the surrounding environment.
Resist patterns are as varied as each fold you make, making techniques like Shibori great to press designs with natural materials like leaves, flowers, seeds, and cones.
Originally posted on WANDER HOME:
There is something to silence, something to solitude and the sustainment of a state of being that lulls a mind into its quiet nooks and rifts, cocooning thoughts into circuitous notions and…
It’s as if Etsy’s been following along with PETRO//FORM. After opening their custom newsletter titled, “Crafting with flowers, leaves and twigs,” I was sure they’d found the right person. It’s a wonderful,… Continue reading
Learn how to craft a closed-top DIY terrarium using a one-gallon drink dispenser and jungle plants.
An assortment of ideas to re-create Native American crafts and tools for survival or style
Our love for the coast stems from an ancestral memory of what it was like to live in harmony with the coast.
Learn how to craft your own blossoming tea ball from foraged plants.
The gourd was one of the first cultivated plants in the world. See 8 ways to use a bottle-gourd. This is one useful plant!
“An adventure in detail, exploring shapes, patterns, and symmetry in the natural world.” –HMNS 50 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit
Pinnixa galliheri, extinct shore crab, aguajito shale matrix, Jacks Peak County Park, Monterey County, California During the Miocene Epoch (the first epoch of the Neogene period, the period before our current, Quarternary period),… Continue reading
It is a satisfying intellectual challenge to see how many ways you can find to use your food leftovers in a productive way, rather than throwing them in the trash. (If you want… Continue reading
A pine needle basket stitched in a traditional Pomo stitch coiled basket style. Materials: artificial sinew thread, 16″ long-leaf pine (Pinus palustris) dried pine needles, and embellished with turkey feather. Constructed by Emily… Continue reading
Pacific Chorus Frog (Pseudacris regilla) and Rough-Skinned Newts (Taricha granulosa) in Briones East Bay Regional Park, California Multiple leg deformities in the chorus frog are most likely caused by a flatworm, Ribeiroia ondatrae,… Continue reading
Photo: Emily Moskal Earth Verse Wide enough to keep you looking Open enough to keep you moving Dry enough to keep you honest Prickly enough to make you tough Green enough… Continue reading
Fossil sand dollars/sea urchin skeletons captured in beach tumbled stones, found near Fort Funston beach, southwest of San Francisco
My first wood-carving, affectionately named Platy (short for platypus). Carved on a fallen branch from the red, peely bark madrone tree (Arbutus menziesii) and stained with turpentine and flax oil.
Left: Wood shavings of Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) stem and root, ready for dye bath Right: Test results, on silk and cotton, of dye extracted from cones of coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) Along… Continue reading
Top to bottom: unknown, Hypsiboas punctatus, Dendropsophus sarayacuensis, Phyllomedusa vaillanti, Hyla calcarata, unknown, Dendropsophus bifurcus, Phyllomedusa vaillanti, Phyllomedusa sp. Yasuni lies in the northwestern corner of the Amazon Basin, arguably the most biodiverse… Continue reading
Formation of Western Deserts: The prevailing winds from the Pacific carry moisture-laden clouds to the granite batholiths of the Sierras. As the clouds are forced up into the atmosphere the clouds cool and… Continue reading
Seawater evaporate mineral, gypsum, in between caked layers of shale sedimentary rock. Gypsum is often used as a fertilizer due to its high content of calcium and and sulphur, and its ability to… Continue reading
“…Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see… Continue reading