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.

Whale of a Tale

Arctic stamp set by INK+WIT

Whales have been on my mind a bit lately, ever since we featured these colorful whale totems by le animalé and Jessica Swift a couple weeks ago. They are such majestic gentle giants, aren’t they? Though I think I’d probably get the goosebumps if I was ever in close proximity to one, you know like in the whale scene from Castaway.

roundup of whales / featured on dearestnature.com

 

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.

Wild About: September 7, 2012

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We’re already seven days into September! This entire year has almost seemed like a blur, hasn’t it? I’m not sure what our weekend plans are, but I hope they entail a little bit of rest and relaxation for me. Perhaps a little crafting or reading under a tree.

Any of you have any exciting weekend plans?

Check out these links I’m currently loving:

  • A beautiful autumn leaves photo by Shannon Pix. I wish autumn would arrive sooner in my neck of the woods, but we usually don’t see leaves turning colors until October and November.
  • Beyond adorable baby bonnet (I want one!) by Gail of Probably Actually.
  • My parents recently constructed an A-Frame tent based on Rubyellen’s (of Cakiestutorial on A Beautiful Mess, and here’s another featuring one with lovely lace fabric. (link via baby space)
  • A darling sneak peek at Whitney Deal’s nursery. Get a load of that wallpaper!

Highlights from our blog this week

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.

Fish Mobiles

A now for something oh-so darling: spoonfish wind chimes by North Carolina artist Neva Starr. You can find them over at her shop, Twisted Metals. The creations are made from vintage stainless steel dinnerware and add a playful and welcome touch to your outdoor space.

spoonfish by Twisted Metals / featured on dearestnature.com

 

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.

Roost Tribe

Images via Going Home to Roost

One of my favorite bloggers and all-around inspiring women, Bonnie Forkner of Going Home to Roost recently launched a neat membership program over at her blog. For only $5 a month, Bonnie is offering a wealth of goodies including:

  • Graphic design resources: free patterns, tutorials and more — especially handy for those of  you looking to give your blog a unique look
  • A printable greeting card and matching gift tags
  • Desktop and iphone calendars
  • A seasonal, whole-foods and plant-based recipe
  • Coupons and discounts
  • And much more!

Swing by Bonnie’s beautiful blog to check out the full details and faq and catch a sneak peek at what she’s offering this month.

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.

Jeff Friesen

Flight by Jeff Friesen

It’s easy to fall in love with the work of Nova Scotia photographer and artist Jeff Friesen. His fine art photos and illustrations are spellbinding, to say the least. You’ll find a wide variety of neutral beauts that elicit a certain sense of hope and peace in Jeff’s shop, Follow the Raven.

Featured in publications such as Communication Arts, National Geographic Adventure, Popular Photography, and a host of others, Jeff’s inspiration behind the photos in his shop occurred while spending time exploring  and studying the outdoors with his daughter. He writes: “One autumn day we were sitting amongst fallen chestnut leaves and I was struck by their resemblance to Frank Gehry’s architecture. We gathered some leaves and brought them to my studio. I propped up the leaves by planting their stems in clay and photographed them from a low angle using window light bounced off of tin foil for a metallic effect. In the camera’s viewfinder the fading leaves became *wabi-sabi towers and temples.”

Find out more about Jeff’s inspiration and journey into discovering his passion for photographing nature over on his profile on Etsy.

fine art photography and illustration by Jeff Friesen / featured on dearestnature.com

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.