Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cards... Cards... and more Cards

"Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, 
shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish."
-John Jake

When I think about all of the pictures that I have taken over the years... it brings so much joy to 
my heart. My photography not only documents all of the amazing things Owen and I have 
been able to do over the past few years together... but they make remember all of the 
beauty that nature has to offer.

 We live in a pretty amazing place! Surrounded by prairie grass, flowers, animals and lush green plants... we are constantly embraced by Earths beautiful arms and light.

I have compiled some of my most treasured photos and memories... 
and turned them into unique and beautiful greeting cards. 

Although I have a lot more to put up for sale on my page... 
I have added four amazing packages of six greeting cards and envelopes.

I hope that you fall in love with my version of nature as much as I have. 

*Please don't copy or use any of my photos without my permission. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

My True Self


I have business cards... which means Prairie Fields is official now... right?

This past month has brought so many new ventures in my life and I can't wait to see 
where my future takes me. 

Since my husbands death, in 2009, I have realized that I find peace and happiness in 
and drawing. 

I feel the most like my true self when I am expressing my creativity...
 something that Bryan always encouraged me to do.

I have spent the last several months honing in on my art and creating
beautiful bags,
greeting cards/envelopes,
and prints...

I hope that you find my art as inspiring as I do... 

Below are just two of my 400 plus handcrafted greeting cards...
I not only took the photographs but I hand made each envelope and card.
Please let me know if you are interested in ordering any... they make great gifts!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Beauty in Winter


When I think of winter…
I think of the fresh white powder that covers everything like a blanket…
I think of the glistening icicles that are constantly stretching down towards the ground…
I think of the bright blue sky that seems to blend into its surroundings…
I think of the never-ending chill that runs up and down my spine.


I am not really a fan of winter, primarily because I hate being cold…
it’s hard to avoid the beauty in the colors that winter has to offer.

The way that the blues, greens, purples and whites all blend together in this magnificent dance… is not only amazing, but it is inspiring.


This past year I have tried to focus on finding beauty in the boring… not only by taking pictures… but also by sewing.

Amy Butler has always been one of my favorite designers… the way that she combines floral and earthy designs in unique and colorful patterns is just so awe-inspiring.

Looking at all of the colors that go into the winter season… I have been able to find fabric that speaks to me and screams Minnesota Winter… these patterns have not only inspired my sewing style, but they have made me appreciate the beauty in winter.

Finding Beauty in the Smallest Details

I love nature and her beautiful canvas.
The way that she sounds…smells… and feels…
is ever-changing and perfect.

Life is busy… it is chaotic… it is stressful.

If I have learned anything these last three-years, it is that life is precious and can be gone in the blink of an eye.

Even though we live in a fast paced… intense working world… it is important to stop every once in awhile and just look around.

As I look back on my childhood… I have realized that almost all of my favorite memories are the ones that I have outside. When I close my eyes I can still smell the purple lilacs in my parents backyard… I can feel the cool breeze against my cheeks… I can see the small robins splashing in the bird bath as they do their afternoon dance… I feel like an innocent child all over again.

I have always loved taking photos, but after I had my son Owen, I started taking them everyday. It was not until I picked up a camera and had the time to stop and enjoy life… that I noticed beauty in the smallest details.

There is beauty in:
the trees as they sway back and forth…
in the small creases of a toddlers hand…
in the texture of the rocks that line a creek bed…
in the color of the flowers as they bloom in early spring.

Every time I take a picture I try to look at my surroundings from a different angle… I try to find the things that people would usually overlook.

These pictures have inspired me to create wonderful portraits, greeting cards, calenders, makeup bags, scarves, and canvases… all of which reflect a moment in time where I felt embraced by nature.

This week I challenge you to slow down… step outside… and look around. I guarantee you will see beauty all around you… even in the smallest details.


After spending the last four years at home with my son… 
I have decided to embark on a new journey.
I started a small company called…
Prairie Fields

This blog is a stepping stone…
 It is a way for me to share my feelings…
my single mommy tricks…
my advice… 
my pictures… 
and my merchandise.

Please join me on this crazy adventure through art and life.
I promise you… it won’t be boring.