Saturday reading... along with using plants in my art work, I use them for their healing properties everyday. I love the work of @laabejaherbs and feel so honored to learn about this sacred healing path with Sophia's beautiful book. Since having my two daughters I take both motherwort tincture and flower essence nearly every day. The herbs are such an important part of self care, allowing me to feel mothered and cared for so that I may in turn show up for my family ✨#plantsaremagic
My daughter and a friend hauled buckets, water, jars, and who knows what else to a sunny spot down the driveway. "We're going to make potions," they declared. Turns out they made solar dye. Mashed blackberries, and scraps of cotton fabric, nestled in a tree stump to harness the sun's energy. I think I'll start referring to my natural dyeing projects as potion making. It's pretty accurate, don't you think?
I find it hard to concentrate and I constantly scan the news. I feel like I should be home in Barcelona, doing something, doing anything. If you're there, you can help by donating blood or acting as an interpreter at a hospital.
Fragmentario in Barcelona ☀️
I am partnering with @hercatss to host a natural dyes workshop in Barcelona on September 9th, to teach how to dye fabric using avocado pits 🥑🍃✨
The meeting will be from 5pm-8pm at @hercatss amazing terrace, where she grows many plants, including vegetables. There will be delicious vegan snacks made by Paula 🥕🍅✨
Each participant will receive a silk scarf (or cotton for those who are vegan) and a plant dye zine made by @nativeoutpost 📚
See you soon for an afternoon of plant celebrations! ✨
Senecio rowleyanus.. don't ask me to pronounce that live😀 The odd shape of the leaves is an adaption to dry environments and allows for the storage of water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area per volume to the dry desert air. Amazingly enough because the leaves have turned into little balls it is not so good at photosynthesising. to compensate it has little transparent stripes on each "pearl" to let the light in .. come to the harbourside this weekend and have a closer look 🌱🌵❤️ #plantsaremagic
Ferrero Rawchere. Packed full of hazelnut chunks. The perfect pick-me-up on a Terrible Tuesday. Available this week at @milkcrate.cafe, @mingleespressobar, Glasshouse & Mavi. Organic, vegan, no grains, refined sugar or bad fats. Made with love from whole foods sourced at @nkdfoods_braddon 😽
Taught a bundle dye class @usbotanicgarden this weekend (next to *three* epic blooming corpse flowers). Lovely, curious, eager group of students from a 9 year old girl all the way to a 70 year old Vietnamese woman. Excited to teach again in September and be a part of the Fall Festival with @wollamgardens & @arrin_s