Wild Burros!

I have been wanting to find the burros as long as I have known they live just two hours away.
before we even got to the creek they were there; standing in front of us.
curious but wary.

cool old car in a dry wash on the way down
Burro creek wilderness area is a low desert water wonderland.  hiking, swimming, shade trees, rock walls and a tiny bit of canyoneering fun if you don't want to hike overland.
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the canyon opens up to a great swimming and camping area. 
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Always inspired when I've been out exploring, I came back with a few new design ideas and have they been popular!
I sold one right off my person within the first day after making one.
so fun!
the sterling silver ball chain adds a soft touch to the rugged nature of the antler and turquoise.
also in copper.
I hope May finds you elbow deep in some garden soil, high on a mountain ridge, or kissing the velvet muzzle of your favorite wild pony.
Big hugs to all my wild mountain lovin' sisters!
❥K

↠ the many lives of cervid antlers ↞

most of you know:
I collect antlers.
from deer and elk.
I find them wandering.
friends give them to me.
sometimes
they are roadkill
or mountain lion kill.
every time I find one,
 I am moved to make something to honor the life it had
before I happened upon it's loveliness.
Once again,
I honor you elk
I honor you deer.
Thank You
also a few pieces
from my beloved pipestone and local turquoise

running with coyote

I have had some sweet warm hikes in the forest.
60 degree days, Arizona sun and a loyal coyote to hike with.
Moki is a great running and hiking companion.  he was born and raised far from the busy-ness of town.    he is a true wild child and an excellent protector of the children.  
the wood stove that heats our entire little cabin (600 square feet.)
↟ the new honor the elk earrings with turquoise ↟


↟ as requested, I have added a smaller sized pendant to the shop ↟

the wing and the weed shadow

I opened the book (Soul Unearthed) and this delicate dragonfly? cicada? wing fell out.  I laid it on the page, grabbed my camera and snapped this shot.  A sweet morning shadow from the autumn grass lounged across the page next to the wing. 
I have been working so hard on my pendants.  A little side track from my usual photographing, printing and matting of images.  But as people started asking for them I had to make more.  They are simple and rustic and each one is unique.  I have been selling them quickly; I guess it is the season.  Earrings are next.
Who can tell me what the pendants are resting against??
xoxox

the evolution of a wild mountain pendant

many miles of wandering these creeks and mesas and mountains reveal the treasures i love to collect.  it take countless hours of "dirt time."
i find things and beings whose big hearts once beat in their brave chests.
this lovely young man was found in the mountains near my home.
the hunters left his head (face), legs and interestingly enough, his antlers.
of course i went back with a saw.  i use these antlers for various projects (which by the way are shed naturally every spring by the lads.)
check 'em out on ESTY

Beautiful Wood Shelves

Local Ponderosa Pine


Locally Milled


~Made with Love (by Kevin)~


 





The thing in the bottom right of the photo is a deer antler I found today while hiking in the forest.