Green Download

Photo by Donaville Herrick

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I’ve been inspired by the pepper tree in my backyard as of late, so much so that I wanted to share a photo from my recent Spring Pickin’s with all of you in the form of a free downloadable desktop wallpaper. I don’t know about you, but my desktop wallpaper changes every month or so. And my computer screen’s currently sporting the photo of the pepper tree.

Select any size on the right to adorn your computer monitor.

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.

Jacinta Sue

Tree coasters by Jacinta Sue

If you’ve ever been told you won’t achieve your dreams, shrug it off and keep reaching for the sky. Meet artist Jacinta Sue, who was once told she couldn’t draw. She ignored the criticism and pursued art and her work has been featured in numerous publications including Parents magazine, HOW magazine, and most recently issue 13 of Uppercase Magazine.

Jacinta’s art style is whimsical and inspired by stories from her great-grandmother. I enjoy the patterns present in a lot of her work. The dots, lines, and shapes add further interest and keep your eye moving across her work.

Art by Jacinta Sue

For further inspiration from Jacinta, visit her site Allymoon or check out her works available for purchase on society6.

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.

Collections from Lush Bella

Photo by Kerry Pitt-Hart of Lush Bella

Butterflies are some of the most beautifully winged creatures. Like snowflakes, no two are ever alike and I often associate them with spring because that’s when I see them around our yard the most, fluttering from flower to flower and alighting on branches and leaves for brief moments until my little dearests frighten

them away. I’ve never caught a butterfly nor do I plan on catching them and pinning them onto a shadowbox. I’m the sort who prefers to leave nature outdoors for the most part, but I do like paper varieties of butterflies to accent parts of the house.

I recently happened upon and fell in love with Kerry PItt-Hart‘s collection of paper butterflies via her flickr stream. The butterflies look lovely on their own, but when arranged together on a wall in the  formations below, they’re a sight for sore eyes.

butterfly collection

For further inspiration from Kerry, check out her websiteblog, book and a few other she has been featured online.

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.

Visions of Warmth

Lookout print by Joy St. Claire

Artist Info

A few weekends ago an executive decision was made to paint the apartment white. It took a bit of squabbling, enlisted help from friends and family, but the original dull yellow walls were finally covered with two thick coats of bright white paint. Now that the apartment no longer looks like a cave, it’s time to redecorate and reconsider the choices made for artwork a few years ago. I think my tastes have definitely changed, though I’m still very enamoured of hand-lettered and typographic prints. On this windy autumn afternoon, my mind is gravitating towards these gorgeous scenes of the beach and visions of warmth.

inspired by Joy St. Claire

About Jasmin Wong

Jasmin is a web designer based in Sydney, Australia. When not designing, she can usually be found taking photos with her film cameras, rearranging her apartment (yet again), tending a vegetable garden with her boyfriend or sipping an espresso. Read her blog or follow her on Twitter.

Amber Alexander

Leafy Sea Dragon by Amber Alexander

Artist Info

  • Based in: Vermont, USA
  • Connect with Amber on facebook

Watercolor is an artform I’d like to take up someday. I have a lot of admiration for watercolor artists, especially Amber Alexander, whose work I can almost identify immediately if I see it on other blogs and websites.

watercolor illustrations by Amber Alexander

All of the watercolor illustrations she creates are soft and soothing, and Amber who has been artist since childhood — drawing pages of girls with varied outfits and Beatrix Potter-inspired animals in clothing — says she loves “the way the flow of ideas from [her] head and heart flow directly onto paper”. Poetic, no?

 

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.