Wild garden ; new line, new products

With the end of summer comes a new fall collection full of new designs and new products at birdmafia.com!

The Wild Garden collection is a tribute to nature's garden of the Pacific Northwest : the temperate rain forest. Rich with spongy green moss, sculpturesque displays of mushrooms, and a variety of ferns, vines, and leafy foliage that intertwine to cover and contrast the damp rich earth and bases of towering coniferous trees. 

Check out the full line here.
 

Inspiration  ::  All summer, as I was working and wishing I was out hiking, I kept going back to a memory of a rainy hike I took last winter. My husband and I followed a trail along a tempestuous river. The rain never let up and we didn't see another soul for miles. The trees swayed in the wind overhead and salamanders scurried across the trail. I was struck (for the millionth time) by the way the wet leaves seemed to almost glow against mud and trees darkened by the perpetual rainfall and the details of all the living parts of the forest foliage. Thinking of this day became a kind of meditation, while I printed, worked at the computer, and tried to survive the 100 degree days of July. And, I suppose somewhat unintentionally, this is what I was inspired to design.

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#SCRAPTHEWRAP I ALLBIRDS + BIRD MAFIA

Amidst a busy season, it was so much fun to take a day to put together this piece out of paper from my portfolio bag full of scrap paper for All Birds #scrapthewrap campaign. Their objective is to encourage people to decorate their gifts in a way that reuses materials instead of using new wrapping paper that will just become trash.

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Get inspired and share your creative gift decorating ideas!