photography by lauren rutten

photography by lauren rutten

Lauren Rutten -- Photography

"Explorer. Artist. Photographer. Educator. Writer. Swashbuckling World Traveler. Photography has been my primary creative language since I was 16 and I've been blessed to earned a living as a photographer for the past 30 years. The world of images and stories has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My love of travel took me around the world in 2013 and 40,000 miles across the America in 2015-16.

Quilts by kari Morton

Quilts by kari Morton

Kari Morton -- Quilts

"I have been involved with texture and fabric since making her first apron (too many) years ago.  As a teenager, my goals were to have a law practice, a designer clothes store and a restaurant, as I enjoyed sewing and cooking and envisioned putting the bad guys away. As a stress reliever for the confrontational aspect of the practice of law, I discovered quilting.

Bird Houses by Ken Wheeler

Bird Houses by Ken Wheeler

Ken Wheeler -- Wood

My interest in woodworking began as a small kid hanging out in my dad’s shop. I would build go-karts using old lumber, discarded lawn mower wheels, bicyclele wheels, etc., tree houses and forts. After graduating from college and working at several jobs in my field, I never felt satisfied or fulfilled. I began remodeling our old farmhouse, tearing out beautiful old headboard and heart pine. I just couldn’t bear to burn it or throw it away, so I began to build furniture, cabinets, birdhouses, etc out of it. That’s what I’ve been doing ever since.