Road Trip Photography, Part 2: The Ocean Blue

In the middle of our road trip across the US to Seattle, Washington, my husband and I stopped in Sonoma Beach State Park in California for some much-needed rest and relaxation. We were able to camp right on the beach, and I got to shoot so many beautiful images of the blooming wildflowers and sparkling blue waves. The ocean at sunset was breathtaking. Even my corgi had fun!

blue ocean wave with black rocks and black sand

beach wildflowers and grasses on a sandy walkway in Sonoma Beach

crashing ocean wave and dark sand at sonoma beach state park in CA


Road Trip Photography, Part 1: Desert Blooms

My husband and I recently completed a road trip to Seattle, Washington from North Carolina. We spent three days driving through desert in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California. We hit a scary thunderstorm in New Mexico, but when we got to Southern California, all of the desert flowers were in bloom. Driving into green, lush Sonoma Valley on day four, after so many days spent in the desert, felt a little surreal!

photography of vineyard in sonoma valley, california

My Etsy Shop is Reopening

vintage art doll with spring flowers and the free folk logo

The Free Folk has made it across the US and we’re settling into our new home in Seattle! As of today, my Etsy shop is officially open and we’re ready to begin taking orders again. I’ve got it all dressed up for spring with new art! Our road trip was both exhausting and wonderful, and I’ll be sharing some photos of the journey on my blog over the course of this week. Happy shopping!

The Free Folk is Moving

landcape photography of dramatic clouds above a ridge of the rockies

My Etsy shop will be shutting down for a little while beginning this weekend while The Free Folk ventures across the country for a big move. We plan to camp and have as many adventures on our trip as possible, so hopefully when we’re back up and running I’ll have plenty of photographs to share!

Keep an eye out for my shop to reopen in mid-late April. When we’re back up and ready to fill orders, I’ll post an announcement here and on my Facebook page.

In the meantime, if you’ve been contemplating a purchase from my shop, now’s the time to check out before we go down on Sunday!



Mason Jar Snow Globes are Available in my Etsy Shop

handmade mason jar snow globes for christmas

Every year around Christmas, I make a batch of special mason jar snow globes to offer in my Etsy shop. This year’s batch is now up and currently available for sale, just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Christmas gift shopping sprees!

handmade christmas snow globes in mason jars
Personalized snow globes

I’m currently offering several options that can be customized with a special banner, including a single tree, a set of trees, and my special large “shower of stars” snow globes. I also usually make an extra-special, one of a kind Narnia snow globe each year, featuring the story’s iconic lamp post. This year’s has just been listed along with my other snow globes.

handmade narnia lamp post snow globe in a mason jar
This year’s Narnia snow globe

If you’re looking for a fun Christmas craft that you can make yourself, or are interested in whipping up a batch of these to use as decorations or give as gifts, last year I blogged my tutorial detailing how these are made. Try it out, and let me know how you personalized your own globes!

Pacific Northwest Travel Photography Part 3: In the Faery Realm

I spent last week exploring the national parks of the Pacific Northwest, and shooting photos of Washington and Oregon’s beautiful forests, mountains, and coast. I took so many photos that I wanted to share that I had to split them up into three parts to post through the end of this week. If you missed the first two parts, Forests of Light and Into the Blue, you can find those photos here.

The photos below were all shot low to the ground with a macro focus – from the perspective of “The Little People” – in Washington’s breath-taking Hoh Rainforest. The rainforest provided a lot of wonderful inspiration for the forest-themed art dolls I’m currently working on, and for the story I’m writing about an enchanted forest.

Part 3: In the Faery Realm

fairy tale forest photography of moss and an old tree in a sunlit forest
Mossy Cedar Tree in the Enchanted Forest
enchanted forest photography of green ferns and golden light
The Golden Wood
dark fairy tale forest photography of moss and hollow trees
Fairy Home in the Dark Forest


Pacific Northwest Travel Photography Part 2: Into the Blue

During last week’s trip through the Pacific Northwest, I shot so many photos of Washington and Oregon’s cities, forests, mountains, and coast that I want to share! I’m splitting them up into three parts and sharing them through the end of this week. If you missed Part 1: Forests of Light, you can see those photos here.

The photos below were shot in Portland and Seattle, as well as on Oregon’s beautiful rugged coast and Washington’s awe-inspiring Hurricane Ridge. As you can see from our smiling faces, my hubby and I were having a great time exploring all these amazing places!

Part 2: Into the Blue

blue and white horse photography shot on farm in washington
Horse on Washington’s Vashon Island
travel photography of driftwood trees and cliffs on oregon's coast
Driftwood Trees on the Rugged Oregon Coast
hipsters at seattle's pike place market
Pike Place Market, Seattle