Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

For those of you who tend to wait until the last minute to wrap Christmas gifts... here is a fun, quick and easy way to jazz up your present's presentation. You could create a whole Gift village!

Now, go enjoy some time with the ones you love!
Family~ like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one:-)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

"Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving."~Albert Einstein

"A tree house, a free house,

a secret you and me house,

a high up in the leafy branches

cozy as can be house.

A street house, a neat house,
be sure to wipe your feet house
is not my kind of house at all- 
Let's go live in a tree house.” 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In the Christmas spirit this week

I want to take a moment to thank all of you who have already given Naturehood children's book‬ a good home. Being in the spirit of gratitude, all domestic orders (this week only) have FREE shipping-- All international orders have a flat shipping rate of $10. I'm insuring that anything ordered this week will arrive in time for the holidays. There is nothing like a deadline to get things rolling. Please take a quick moment to share this with those you think would appreciate the offer from 
Much Love, 

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Naturehood has diverse neighborhoods and creatures living on the land. Come take a stroll through Shellville where front yards are nothing but sand.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Win a FREE Custom Reincarnature Portrait!

For a chance to win a framed, custom #reincarnature portrait, as seen in the shop ($100 value), please post a creative picture of your child or yourself reading #Naturehood, in a natural setting.
If you haven’t already purchased the book, you can do so with reduced holiday shipping this week, and guaranteed delivery by Christmas.  Simply hashtag the picture with #naturehoodbook and #EveryChildhoodDeservesNaturehood to each social media feed you use
(e.g. instagram, twitter and facebook), and don’t forget to tag Sticks and Stripes (@sticksandstripes) for one contest entry per social media post.

The winner will be announced on January 1st. These portraits make a fantastic gift for your child/pet/yourself/or whomever you would like the portrait made of.

Visit our shop today to purchase the children’s book, Naturehood~ (  Good luck, and get creative!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Naturehood Trailer

Calling all dreamers--  those with a child at home or a child at heart,
after two years of development, my vision took flight today.
My Book, Naturehood finally hit the shelves!
Get yours today, hot off the press, printed by elves!

Naturehood, 85 pages of whimsical, full color illustration, 
reminding us of life's lessons in a seven-day chapter book.

A flat $2.99 shipping for orders received today, 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

What are you thankful for?

"Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as the smooth sailing. What is the lesson or gift in what you are experiencing right now? Find your joy not in what's missing in your life but in how you can serve."-Wayne Dyer

This is the 1st Thanksgiving spent without Hassan and Mya in the past 5 years. Missing them like crazy!! Thankful for their amazing father. He does so much for them and am grateful that he put them in the BBBS program so that my husband and I have a chance to be a part of their lives:-)
Sending LOVE from New Zealand.
 Pic from last year. Thanksgiving, 2013

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vegetarian Turkey

Seasoned with buttons, burlap and a maple leaf- I made our Thanksgiving Turkey today.
It soaked overnight in a homemade brine of wondrous assorted paper puree.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bon voyage New Zealand~Its been real

 A tribute I made for the Māori people (the native tribes of New Zealand).
... Now to hang with the sharks in Australia:-)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Meet Miss Kiwi Fern

With gatherings from Middle Earth's rainforest floor;
Nature finds new purpose, different than before.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Big Day in The Shire

Approved my final proof while visiting the Shire. Naturehood will be in stores next month!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

"What a curious feeling! I must be shutting up like a telescope."
And so it was indeed: she was now only ten inches high, and her face brightened up at the thought that she was now the right size for going through the little door into that lovely garden.
~Alice in Wonderland

Monday, September 29, 2014

Nature's BoxTroll

Meet the lovely Mother Nature BoxTroll,
made up of findings from a grassy knoll.

Her pumpkin head picked right off the vine,
topped with Shirley Temple hair of twine.

Quite the fashionista in her tree-pod kicks,
everyone admires her lily petal lips.

She has such dreamy daisy flower eyes,
and a box full of scrumptious pumpkin pies!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The hills have eyes.

Forgot I had these pics in my camera~ This is from a trip through Utah that we did a couple of months back. I couldn't stop seeing different creatures in the rock formations.

It's obvious that the White Witch from Narnia has made a passing through Utah. 
She turned nearly every critter into stone. I was amazed by this magical place.
Wanted to share its beauty. 
 1.) The luck dragon 2.) Buddha 
3.) Snail 4.) Turtle
 5.) Three wise men 
6.) An old Native American
7.) Fat man's profile 
8.)  Rock Kingdom
9.) Bryce Canyon National Park 
10.) God's way of showing us that love is everywhere
11.) Two doves camping
12.) Loved this guy... running for his dear life.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"A wise old owl sat on an oak. The more he saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can't we all be like that bird?"~Charles M. Schulz

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What do you say LA? Is it an Ice Cream kind of day?

100 degrees today- Fall, please hurry up over here!
A throwback to Mya's 1st milkshake from Fosselman's (2010)
Stop growing.
You two are growing so fast that your ice-cream cones seem miniature.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A BoxTroll kind of day.

 We're a little excited about The BoxTrolls movie.
Mya created her very own BirdTroll made out of an apple and some old weeds, with a tree-pod beak. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

A portrait of the marvelous P.L. Travers

Where her book ended, the Disney story began. 
Just watched Saving Mr. Banks for the third time...
So grateful that she converted to Disneyism :-)
Disney's and Ms. Travers' minds, combined... created one of the best flicks of all time,
Mary Poppins
Here's a closeup of P.L. Travers' hair...
Where do you this Louis Vuitton got their logo inspiration?