i had the pleasure of visiting emily snyder's downtown artist studio and got a close-up look of her fantastic line drawings. emily's artistic skill covers a wide array of mediums from paint, pen, pencil and beads but the quality and color tie them all together. i photographed her space for SF Girl By Bay as part of our los angeles studio tours which offers readers a behind the scenes look at the places where folks create. enjoy the photos and pop over here for an interview with emily.
i reached out to molly, blogger and creative mind behind almost makes perfect, when we first moved to l.a. and had a handful of opportunities to collaborate together. the first thing she said when we met was "you're short like me!" and i knew we'd get along. she's always whipping up creative diy's and lovely home additions so be sure to follow her blog and instagram for inspirations. xo
This gal is a pure joy to be around. Our lives overlapped in Tennessee for a bit but it wasn't until Ben and I moved to Ohio that we started connecting more over our respective creative pursuits. We get to know each other better for each quick visit we have once or twice a year and I always leave better for it.
Lisa began Garner Blue after pursuing an interest in indigo dye and now spends her days elbow deep in blue. It's such a lovely experience to watch her work. Applying the resist, dipping, straining, hanging all the while the West Tennessee breeze blew quietly and the birds carried on. She and her husband Joe (truly one of our favorite musicians), are some of those salt of the earth folk - you know, the ones your grandma might refer to as "good people." Watch their work because I know they're going places. Good people making good work.
*mug by Mer Holder