Friday, September 30, 2011

If I Were A Tree

If I were a tree, 
I would be a sight to see.
With leaves that shake and shimmer,
from gold to silver, I would glimmer.

If  I were a tree, 
I would live by the stream,
We would share stories of old.
Friends through the warm, and the cold.

If I were a tree,
Seasons would change my leaves
From green to yellow to red.
And eventually my leaves would shed.

If I were a tree,
The wind would take my leaves.
But the wind I would forgive..
Because to the world I would give

 If I were a tree,
My roots would be deep.
but my branches high and free.
If I were a tree.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


 I've been getting lots of emails with some questions, so I figured it was about time to start an FAQ section! Answering questions sure is fun, so if you would like to add one, send me an email! 
From now on, if you click the the question mark picture, right next to the "About" picture you will be taken to the FAQ page!

How did you come up with Talk2thetrees? 
Two big things influenced that name. When I was little I used to talk to trees. I had an apricot tree out back that I would play with and talk to. I would climb it, and play under it. I built little pixie houses out of stone and sticks.  I would go there when I was sad or lonely. I even got made fun of by my siblings and cousins for being a "tree talker."
The name Talk2thetrees was also my first ever email address! I remember coming up with it when I was just starting the internet back in 7th or 8th grade. I chose talk2thetrees. Not talktothetrees.. talk2thetrees. I'm not sure why I choose to have the 2 in there, but I've always like it there. It breaks up the words, and is a lot easier to type.  
I've been using talk2thetrees since then, in nearly every username possible. So, naturally when I signed up for a blog and Etsy, Talk2thetrees was my first choice. 

Are trees good listeners?
They really are, and they talk back! Of course you can't ask a tree how it's day was as expect to hear an answer.. but if you sit quietly and meditate enough you can hear anyone and any thing's story.  The universe has a lot to say, and so do the trees.

Do you have a real job?
Aside from blogging, painting and making hats I have a small part time job as a designer/photographer. I've just started a new chapter in my life that requires a lot more money is required from me. This job is perfect for me to stay creative and ensure I can pay my rent. I will always claim that my job is a full time artist. Art is all I do.

How old are you?
I dislike this question an awful lot. I don't feel my age at all. Sometimes I feel like I'm still 18, sometimes I feel like I'm 80! Sometimes I feel like I'm 4. Lets just say, I'm in my early twenties.

Where do you shop for clothes?
I recently started doing outfit posts, those share where I get my clothes from. Some of my favorite stores are Forever21, Love Culture, all thrift stores, Etsy, and Charlotte Russe. I also love to make my own clothes, or wear clothes made by someone else.

Where does your inspiration come from?
I'm very inspired by nature. I let my knitting inspire my art, and my art inspire my knitting. I also get a lot of inspiration from fairy tales, vintage illustrations, color and all things uplifting. I try to always send a positive message in every single painting.

How do you come up with the designs for your hats?
I come up my designs mostly from a random idea. The idea turns into a sketch, and the sketch turns into a hat. I love to recreate vintage hats with a bit of yarn. I do sketch out nearly every design. Some of my paintings are of people wearing hats just like the hats I make, these paintings are more often than not inspired by the hat! First sketched as a hat design, then later turned into actual art.

Do you sell patterns?
I don't sell patterns because I don't use patterns! I have no idea how to read patterns, and I like to keep it that way. That makes each of my designs original! I can't even begin to explain how some of the hats are made... they are all unique works or art.

How long have you been knitting/ crocheting?
I have been knitting and crocheting for two years now! I learned to knit out of sheer boredom one day and it turned into an entire line of hats and a unique style! I taught myself over youtube videos, pictures, and lots of frustration. My mother came to visit and helped me perfect the craft. I learned to crochet the same way. Both started out as very simple stitches, and I keep learning.

How long have you been an artist?
I feel as if I've been an artist all my life. Ever since I was little, all I wanted to do was paint or draw. I've been selling art for almost a year now and I love it. I've got a few paintings in galleries across the United States, and will soon be included in an art show this Spring! Being a full time artist is a dream of mine, and has been since I was a little tree talking girl. It's a dream that I will stubbornly make come true.

Why are your hats so expensive?
I've actually heard this questions a lot, and it deserves an answer. The term expensive is a relative tern. I don't think my hats are priced too high, espcially with all things considered. It's not easy doing what I do, and the entire hat prosses is very long. It would be an entirely different thing if I were not so particular or caring about making the best quality hat possible. My hats are made by my two hands and each one takes several hours to make. It won't leave my workshop if it's anything less than perfect. My hats will last a very long time if treated properly. They make wonderful keepsakes and may be passed on to others, not as used goods, but as a work of art.

What do you do in your spare time?
I love to explore and travel. I try to bring my camera with me everywhere I go and I'm constantly taking pictures. I take my dog's on walks, and go on adventures with my boyfriend. I also love to cook! I'm allergic to wheat products, so I always get to come up with new recipes. You should try my gluten free pizza! I love to read, and watch movies. I however can't watch a movie without doing something with my hands.
I have to create every single day, I go absolutely mad if I am unable to! I feel as if the whole day is wasted if I am unable to create.

What kind of camera do you use?
I currently use a Canon Rebel xsi with a 50mm 1.4 lens. I also have a few macro lenses and a wide angle lens.  I'm working real hard to save up for an even better camera. First things first.

Can I get a custom painting?
I love custom paintings! I however am not accepting custom work until Christmas time. Send me an email at and we can discuss your painting!

Have a question for me? Email me at! 

Thursday Threads - I love the 80's

I've always been a big fan of the 80's. 
Maybe it's the look of a baggy sweater and tight jeans I like.
It's been one of my favorite styles since I was in High School.
I remember even then I would shop for big ugly sweaters at the local thrift stores. 
The bigger, the better.
I'm not exactly which era this lovely shirt comes from.. 
but as soon as I saw it, I was in love.
I put it on to realize that it matches my hair quite perfectly.
I've always been a big fan of color.
I love anything bright and bold.
Such a fun outfit.

Blue and Pink Shirt- Suds In The Bucket 
Colorful handbag- Suds In The Bucket 
Dark Skinny Jeans- Forever21
Red Tennis Shoes- Forever 21

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I woke up today with no voice. 
That cold I had been avoiding for weeks finally caught up with me.
On top of that I had an allergic reaction to a mystery grape like berry yesterday.
My whole tongue got swollen and itchy! 
Clearly, my curiosity got the better of me.
So, I've been taking the day off.
I'm actually disliking it all. 
Maybe after my next nap I'll be feeling better. 

I did however edit a few photos.
The other day it was raining, so I put Wicket's yellow rain coat on. 
I realized how well we matched, and asked Brad to snap a few pictures.

I think they turned out perfectly.
Now, if I could just get Charlie into a red raincoat, 
I will have a whole series!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gray What You Gonna Say

The title comes from Brad. I Think I said typed that correctly. He says that when he wears too much gray. He also has a line for all colors. Blue what you gonna do. Red, hear what I said.. and I really don't remember the rest.
But the point is, all things I'm showing you today are all the lovely color Gray.
Another big reason we went up the canyons was to take photos of my newest knitted wear!
I've been knitting like crazy! 
I like the look and feel of knitted goods over crochet. 
Crochet tends to leave holes and spaces.. unless you use a tiny stitch. 
So, here are my latest projects, 
they will soon be up for sale in the shop! 
Okay, I know this scarf is not knitted. It isn't even crocheted.
It's more of a simple Macramé.. but it's awfully lovely!
It's for sale in the shop now.. and a very lovely price.
I'm not sure if I will be making more of these, so if you like it...
grab it now!
Next are the lovely knitted wrist warmers.
They are simple knitted wrist warmers with ribbing on the tops and bottoms.
Of course, they can be made in any color.
See them here! 
These are knitted leg warmers in the same fashion.
Simple ribbing on the top and bottom.
They are super extra long and very warm and comfortable.
I only have pictures of them under the boots at the moment,
but they are still for sale.
Speaking of leg warmers.. I have lowered the price on both pairs in my shop!

And finally a matching knit hat.
It's a wonderfully simple slouch beanie..
OR you can wear it as a normal beanie with the brim folded slightly.
(I need pictures of this)
I love this hat!
Check it out here. 

And the simple knitted beanie for men!
It's about time I got some hats for the boys. 
The thing I love about all the knitted stuff:
It all looks so simple, yet sleek.
It doesn't look like it would take that long to make.. but it does.
They all go together, but could be worn separately.
They are perfect for beating off the cold weather.
They take me back to when I first started all this.
Learning to knit in North Carolina.. almost 2 years ago!

I know most of my beautiful readers are girls.. but spread the news about the boy hats!
Cause I'm super excited.

Monday, September 26, 2011

See The Trees

We went on a walk through the woods to see the trees.
The leaves here are starting to change. It's starting to get chilly and crisp.
Fall is my favorite time of the year. 
I love the smell of pumpkin, and changing leaves.
I love the way the trees glow.
I was literally beaming the whole time.
There was a point where I nearly cried from all the beauty.
I nearly cried again when I found this feather.
I've always believed finding feathers means an angel has visited you.
I've got quite the collection of angel feathers at home.
I believe it's my little baby showing me he is still around,
going on walks with me.
There truly is nothing better than seeing the natural beauty of this world.
I love taking photos that capture the light and colors perfectly,
uploading them onto my computer and not needing to edit a single one is a wonderful feeling.
Details on the scarf, hat, legwarmers and wristwarmers to come.

Please my friends.. if you don't do a single other thing this autumn season,
go see the trees.