What we do???
Incorporating my love of creativity, (local) nature and education, I design beautiful sustainable stationery featuring my drawings and watercolours of the humble flora and fauna of each upcoming season. Proceeds from each purchase will go towards the planting of 1,000,000 native trees and plants to protect or regenerate native ecosystems in XXX. My goal is to inspire others to love, protect and restore West Coast native flora, fauna and wildlife for birds, insects and wildlife and future generations…. read more
- how do you want to describe your products? You mentioned stationary will be printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and with a long-term view to using 100% biodegradable paper made from hemp and sources other than trees.....can you say this more concisely in the mission statement?
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CaHi, my name is Sibéal.
Inspired by my husband Peter, one of the original West Coast Tree Planters and by Dianne Beresford Kroeger, an Irish Canadian Botanist, I decided to stop feeling overwhelmed with the immense problem of an overheating planet and instead use my creativity to raise awareness of the beauty of local flora and fauna and the importance of planting native trees and habitat.
My name, Sibéal, comes from Ceann Sibéal, a headland on the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s by the sea that I find that I’m happiest. I was raised with my eight siblings in a thatched cottage in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland, and after graduating from Belfast College of Art, moved to the place I’ve called home ever since, the West Coast of Canada. For over 30 years I’ve been recording my view of the world through painting and drawing, creating narratives involving family, community, images from present and past and the cultural and political happenings of the day, from memories of short Irish summer days swimming in the River Inny to my sister’s experience under siege in Benghazi, Libya (??). My artwork is imbued with all that I love - humour, laughter (??), the wildness of the raging seas and crashing surf, rocky forbidding coasts, tree planters, adventurers, Irish-speaking bog men, west coast plaid, rain, camping, native languages, sunlight on the water, northern lights, wild winter storms and wet woollens.
Our new home sits on a headland jutting out in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by bent and crooked trees leaning inwards from the howling winds, and my husband Peter, standing at 6 foot 6 inches tall, echoes a human equivalence of these remaining giant old growth trees. On our daily ritual of walking through forests and across beaches, he looks down and sees the details of the constantly changing life on the forest floor. For years I’ve watched him stoop and examine fragments of stone, bone and wood and put what he liked into his pocket. Me, the big picture person who’s usually looking up into large canopies and vast horizons, wondering at the enormity of the world, have now found myself following his lead, looking down and observing the detail. This simple ritual has ignited a new interest in highlighting the fragments; the seeds, feathers, native edible plants, lush lichens and mosses, as well as a passion for educating others about our fragile local ecosystem and the beauty of its native flora, fauna and wildlife.
lifornia natives Petra Frenkel and Gordon Byun are passionate about pickles. Gordon was raised on a steady diet of kimchi in a traditional Korean family. Helping his mom make the spice mixture and prepare the vegetables, he learned from the best. Petra blames her pickle obsession on her parents who migrated to SoCal from New York. Dissatisfied with the L.A. pickle ecosystem, her parents made kosher pickles at home. Petra became a bit of a pickle-snob, but thinks that everyone should eat delicious things, so it’s really more of an egalitarian snobbery.