My name is Siri Thorson, and I’m a florist, teacher, writer, and lover of all things wild and weedy. When I’m not traveling for my work, I spend as much time as I can on my family’s small farm in the San Juan Islands in Washington State, where I grow fresh-cut flowers and everlastings and putter around blissfully in the flower beds. You can follow my work and play on my Instagram and see more photos of my floral design on my website.
Today I’m sharing my approach to making a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving or holiday table that will not only survive the season but continue offering its beauty into the new year. This everlasting bouquet would look equally sweet on a mantle or side table to lend year-round color and texture to your space.
Hello, Local Milk readers! My name is Melissa, and I am a homemaker and artist living in Texas. I am currently practicing watercolors, quilting, and photography. I believe in pursuing a mindful, slower-paced life, and I am always seeking out simple, sustainable practices for our home.
Today I want to talk about the value of cultivating a creative practice in your life. What comes to mind when you think of having a creative practice? A fine artist gracefully putting oils to canvas? A writer sitting at their typewriter working on their next bestseller? Do you wonder if you can have a creative practice if you don’t identify as an artist? If any of these questions sound familiar, I invite you to share a piping hot cup of tea with me and chat about why cultivating a creative ritual or practice is so essential for our daily lives.