Looking back at last year I am so honored by all of the incredible things that happened and all of the amazing people I got to collab and connect with! Just a few highlights include having my photography work published in the very first The Confessions of a Hairstylist book, launching a new business Desert Loom, learning the magical art of macrame from Emily Katz, doing my very first handmade market Pineapple Triangle, launching two online Skillshare classes on macrame and indigo dying, teaching fiber arts classes locally, being interviewed by Finding Arizona Podcast and McKenzie Steuber, having photography work published in Angelic Magazine and Emma Magazine, taking a trip to the northwest to visit some wonderful friends with my bae, and getting to photograph so many beautiful and talented ladies! 2016 you were pretty messy but I’d say you were a success! Here’s to the new year and all of the adventures ahead!
In light of everything that has happened over the past week I decided to start a gratitude journal to be intentional every single day about focusing on the good in the world and the beauty, love and creativity in the humans that surround me.
I recently had the opportunity to photograph Miss Sareena Dominguez for Desert Loom again. Sareena is so much fun to shoot and I feel like we always get really great images. She has amazing energy and I love that she loves vintage so much! Did I mention she is a seriously talented musician? Seriously, she’s a goddess. Check her out here. We shot a few vintage dresses as well as some gorgeous jewelry made by my friend Johanna at Harold Jewelry. Serious dream team! I love it all.
Photos by Aslan and Andria at Shepard Visuals
I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with a local interior designer, Anthony Williams, on a really cool project called Local Trade. Anthony’s background is in real estate but has recently shifted over into the world of interior design. For this new project the idea was to complete gut and revamp a Phoenix house that he would later put on the market and furnished it all with pieces made by local artisans. I contributed the large triangle macrame piece and some of my macrame plant holders in the images above. He had a big reveal party where people could come and shop and check out everyones work. It was super cool to have my work included in such a well designed space with so many other amazing local makers and I am beyond thankful for such an inspiring community!
SO much has happened in the last couple of months that I haven’t updated my blog. Many photoshoots, local markets, new skillshare classes launched, local workshops, new products created, joining a mastermind group, launching a new portfolio website, a trip to portland, planning a trip to iceland, really cool collaborations with an interior designer and then some! Did I mention I also have a full time job that has nothing to do with any of these things hah. This is probably a huge reason I haven’t updated because I’ve been crazy busy. I’ve been sharing many of these things on my instagram but it’s nice to have a space like this blog where I can share multiple images at a time and more of the stories behind them. With that I wanted to share one of my most recent photoshoots with Miss Kylla wearing some gorgeous velvet pieces from my vintage shop and some insanely cool jewelry from Harold Jewelry. It was an absolute blast to shoot with this little lady and I am really happy with how our images came out!
Hello friends! I recently launched a new online class through Skillshare called 5 DIY Shibori Techniques using Indigo Dye . Huge thanks to Silas Kyler + David Hildereth for filming and Tremaine Ranch for hosting us on their beautiful property and letting use some of their furniture! Check it out over here and let me know what you think!
I recently had a macrame workshop party in my living room to celebrate the launch of my very first online skillshare class! I also was trying to test out some patterns I’d designed and also see if workshops were something I’d be interested in doing in the future. It was a blast and I decided I definitely want to do more workshops! The girls were able to learn a couple of different knot styles and create their very own pieces using the patterns by the end of the workshop! It was really cool to see each girl really enjoy the process. We decided it was the combo of instant gratification and the sense of accomplishment you get as you are making these very simple knots and then before you know it you have a beautiful tapestry! It’s magic and it does some good stuff to the brain! Keep your eyes open for phoenix workshops in the future. I’m hoping to do one in winter as soon as I can find a place other than my living room to host ha!
I’m completely thrilled to announce my Skillshare class “Macrame for beginners: Make a Large Macrame Wall Hanging” is now live!!! If you aren’t familiar with Skillshare it’s a pretty amazing site with hundreds of online classes in design, photography, video, culinary arts, business and now crafts! I’ve been taking and loving all of their design and photography classes for awhile now so when someone reached out about teaching a macrame class I was 1000% on board! If you want to check it out use my special teacher link to take my class and also get three months of unlimited Skillshare classes for just a o.99. Enjoy!
Big things are happening friends! And by big I do mean my first extra large macrame pieces including this one which will be used as a photo backdrop at a Bloguettes workshop at the end of July and then available for wedding and event rentals through Tremaine Ranch this fall! I’m also working on a couple more very large pieces that I can’t wait to share.