About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Teardrop Beads

Photo by Donaville Herrick

A while ago, I mentioned that one of my hobbies in high school was making beaded bracelets. I kept at it for a few years until other hobbies got the better of me and I thought most of my beads had gone into storage or had been given away. Yesterday morning while doing a little summer cleaning and reorganizing my workspace, I uncovered a container full of beads went to town with purple teardrop beads that I fashioned together to make a bracelet.

Then I went to town with a photoshoot for my latest crafty creation, playing around with shooting at different apertures and shooting into the sun.

teardrop bracelet / photos by Donaville Herrick of Dearest Nature

Doesn’t the bracelet look right at home, hanging from the tree branches?

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Color Crush: Tan and White

Llama fine art photograph by Lucy Snowe Photography

Tan is a color you’ll find in abundance in my closet, it’s in my top three of favorite colors, and though I know that black is commonly said to match anything, in all honesty I think tan goes superbly with any color and outfit. I think it adds a layer of elegance. Think about it neon pink with tan? And neon pink with black. Which sounds more ’80s and which sounds a little more refined?

Without further adieu, here’s a slew of tan (and white) art, photos, accessories and more from some of my favorite artists.

tan and white color crush

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Witch-Hazel DIY

Photo by Anette Grolle

Supplies

  • hemp twine
  • neon paint (highlighters work, too)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • empty pods
  • bare twigs

This week’s DIY comes from German-dwelling artist Anette Grolle of Lebenslustiger who owns an Etsy shop of the same name where she sells an assortment of darling handmade jewelry. Armed with just a few findings from nature, a couple synthetic supplies, and a bit of imagination, Anette crafted bright and cheerful witch-hazel blossoms.

Below are a few photos from Anette’s process, all of which are pretty self-explanatory.

DIY witch-hazel by Anette Grolle of Lebenslustiger

These would make a lively centerpiece, no?

Hop over to Anette’s blog for heaps of other fun nature-related DIY projects.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Experimental Photography by Luka Klikovac

Photo by Luka Klikovac

Brace yourselves for some of the most incredible experimental photography ever. When I first laid eyes on these photos by Luka Klikovac, I thought I was looking at computer-generated, 3D renderings. Experimenting with light, water, and color, Luka Klikovac captured each stunning photo in a glass of water!

Branimir Karanovic writes: “His imagination, artistic sensibility and knowingly caused “randomness” in a glass of water, lead viewers to an endless adventure, full of surreal and timeless scenes. When experimenting with light Luka Klikovac creates an illusion of the polar illumination that springs out from hidden fountains.”

I see jellyfish and the aurora borealis, how about you?

Luka Klikovac

Many more breathtaking photos over at Luka Klikovac’s portfolio on Behance, all of which are available for purchase.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Test Tube Vases

Vintage wooden rack with test tubes from Little Byrd Vintage

Danni’s (of Oh, Hello Friend) recent Keyword/Science post recently motivated me to work on a roundup of test tube vases. I love all of Danni’s finds from her post and I, too, could envision living in a home filled with scientific devices, though probably not too many that I’d turn into a mad scientist and/or be mistaken for Walter White.

test tube vases

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.