I hope you’re all well this end of the merry month of May.
Life here has been busy but good all the same. From gardening, art commissions and travelling. The weather surprisingly warm for the Maritimes, the sun glorious and ah, the green growth all around us! The forsythia is already withering making way for crab apple blossoms, lupins and peonies. Our small neighbourhood in itself feels like one large garden and I’ve been smitten everywhere I look. Yesterday we had our first proper rain in what felt like an age. I took Henry to see how the forest streams were flowing and right in the midst of the flowing, bubbling creek was a fiery red cardinal having a drink of fresh water. The scene looked like something woven from a fairy tale all gnarled in twisted roots and fog.
Today, I wanted to share with you one of my recent commissions! Norn Sisters is a women-run small scale woolen mill operating in rural Minnesota offering woolen products, milling services and courses in textiles and spinning. Theresa Bentz from Get Bentz Farm and Alejandra Sanchez from A Woolen Forest have partnered up to create this beautiful small-scale business and I was very honoured to create a small logo for them. A towering oak tree reaches to the sky while the roots bury into the earth. Flora and Fauna are intertwined in the roots. A curious rabbit looks our at the stars which represent the Norn Sisters who in Germanic myth are Clotho (“The Spinner”), Lachesis (“The Decider”), and Atropos (“The Inevitable”). The sisters represent Past, Present, Future or my favourite folk interpretation maiden, mother, crone.
To photograph the work, I printed out a copy and pasted it in my journal. On a walk to the woods, I packed up my journal and camera to photograph it among the always so pleasing moss. I love the solitude of the forest. It always inspires me.
Do check out their mill online and their instagram: @nornsisters! They are weaving magic <3
If you’re interested in custom art work please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. My work is inspired by 19th century fairy tale illustrators and pen and ink botanicals <3
Many blessings and I hope you’re all doing well <3