* Twisted Wonderland *

These photos by Kirsty Mitchell are really incredible. I love images that make me feel fantasy in reality.

Images from here.

* Color Palettes from Nature *

My friend told me how he would create color palettes based completely on tree bark. My first reaction was that after a while, you'd keep getting the same colors. But, I took these two photos and was able to create two different color palettes. I'd love to do more of these with other natural elements.

* Anthroplogie Wish List *

Anthropologie is one of those stores that consistently makes drool-worthy clothes, accessories, and home decor. But, at this particular point in my life, I can't quite afford their prices. Still I like to add some of the items into my "wish list" folder on my desktop. These new shoes definitely made it. *swoon*

images from Anthropologie.com

* H&M Dressing Room *

H&M allows you to virtually try on their items to create your own looks. It's a lot of fun to play with, and the options are pretty extensive. I chose to take a classic pair of black skinny jeans and try 3 different outfits with it:

* Warrior's Lead Identity Design *

Warrior's Lead is a private practice Wilderness Therapy and Performance Coaching company started by John Queen in 2012. I worked with John to develop an identity, business cards and website for his new business.

Visit Warriors Lead here!

* Happy 4th of July! *

This image has absolutely nothing to do with the fourth of July. I was going through some old photos to find something appropriate for the holiday, and remembered how much I liked this image. This is a sculpture from an art show I saw when I was in Venice last fall.

So, even though it is unrelated to the photo, I wish you all a very festive fourth of July! I can already hear the fireworks being set off by multiple neighbors in Oakland. Huzzah!!

* Berkeley Rose Gardens *

I recently moved to the East Bay in California. I arrived less than a week ago, with nothing more than a suitcase and a place to crash until I found an apartment of my own. The process has been disorienting and uncomfortable in many ways, but overall the experience of finally being here is exhilarating and exciting. There is so much beauty out here, and so much to explore. I wandered around the Berkeley rose garden, just as the roses were in bloom.