I am an eco-artist, urban homesteader and family resilience coach. I live and work just a few blocks from the Artisan Emporium on my Urban Homestead, Sunny Joy Farm. I grow a big dye garden from which I source plant dyes for my art. I also use flora that I wildcraft within a 10 block radius to make botanical prints on silk, hemp and cotton. What you are likely to find in my booth will change seasonally reflecting what is available to me from my garden and the neighborhood.
In addition to my eco-printed and naturally dyed clothing and accessories, you’ll find plant-based medicine, soap, skin care products, small crafts, and housewares direct from my urban homestead to the market.
About 3 years ago, I sold my screen printing business, Sundial Arts Apparel, and started over to move in a more authentic and ecological direction with my print and fiber art. I am currently studying and experimenting with the relationships between elements. First, is my relationship to the world soul, then the way in which I tune the threads of connection between cosmology, land, inhabitants, flora, fauna, & mycelia. I used to frequently go to an art supply store and purchase objects such as inks, fabrics, and paper which often had to travel great distances, sometimes across oceans to get to me. I am now shortening the distance between and relating with kin more than objects, which fosters a feeling of belonging within the natural world and all its inhabitants.