Neethi is an illustrator, muralist and surface pattern designer based out of Bangalore, India. Bright, fantastical, pattern-infused still life and exaggerated interior scenes are a recurring theme in her work. She aims to captivate and transport her audience into these worlds. Neethi proudly carries a mononymous name, given by her father as a symbol of equality in representation as well as independence from gender norms.
Lauren Lear is a food photographer and stylist and owner of The Photo Kitchen, a rental photo studio, kitchen, and event space in Portland, Maine. She works with brands to help their visions come to life. Find her work at www.laurenlearfood.com and follow her at @laurenlearfood on Instagram.
Sarah Hooley studied Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. Now she farms and gardens, in collaboration with her family, on an irrigated patch in the high desert of Southern Idaho. The shifting seasons, her more than human neighbors, and nature’s abundance provide rich inspiration for her snatched moments in the studio.
Polly Hatfield, herbalist, poet, and maker, calls Portland, Oregon, home. Three decades of land cultivation and stewardship inform her practice. With her partner and beloved feline, she tends and is tended by the vital gardens of Herban Enclave. In deep dialogue with the plant allies, she creates seasonal CSA care packages which ship, like the fruits of her letter-writing practice, via the faithful USPS. To delve deeper into her gardens and follow her work, visit her on Instagram @achilleaswooning.
Frances O’Roark Dowell
Frances O’Roark Dowell is the bestselling author of over twenty books for young readers, including The Class, How to Build a Story, and Hazard (Atheneum). She has been leading workshops for young writers for over a decade. For more about Frances, go to francesdowell.com.
Natalie Carrasco is a photographer, writer, gardener, and sun drenched yogi based in Arizona. She thrives best in nature surrounded by good company and a glass of chilled orange. Her work centers at the intersection of slow living, visual storytelling, and analog reportage. As the current Editor in Chief at Moment, Natalie aims to build a strong community of creative education while combatting the commercial status quo. Follow along, @natalieallenco.
Mindy Bizzell is a writer and toymaker in the Waldorf tradition. She lives in Astoria, Oregon with her family and a menagerie of small reptiles. A graduate of Hollins University, she is a mother, feminist, and small business owner. Handmade toys and gardening are her passions, and the woods is where she hopes to spend most of her days. Find her at her Etsy toy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/littleraventoys.
Heather Sundquist Hall
Heather Sundquist Hall is an illustrator based in Central Texas. Her work intends to encourage a sense of calm and connection in the viewer be it through color, imagery or a blend of the two. You can find her on instagram @heathersundquisthall to learn more about her paintings and prints.
Margaret Ann Snow
Margaret Ann Snow lives in Alabama, where she spends her days farming, mothering, reading and writing. In 2004, along with her partner, David, she started Snow’s Bend Farm. Her farm work and her writing are inspired by a love of good food, a conviction to care for the land and people, the scientific aspects of farming, a passion for plants, and a wonderment of nature.
Alexandra Joan Lennon-Simon
Alexandra Joan Lennon-Simon was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She enthusiastically tends to any and all green things she may find herself near, from growing food to her numerous house plants. When not hiking and camping with her dogs, Alexandra makes radical embroidery art under the name Zinnia Socialist Supply Co. You can find her on IG under that name, and on twitter as @shellickybookey.
Jake Kulju is a writer from Minnesota. His best writing is in letters to friends, a pursuit he wishes could be a vocation. He lives on a farm, romanticizes his melancholy, and shows his love through cooking. Follow him on Instagram: @jakekulju, or jakekulju.com.
Jade Johnson is a New Orleans based illustrator specializing in editorial work. After receiving her BFA in Illustration from SCAD, she taught art in non-profit education programs until hanging up her apron in 2021. Her work is character driven, explores connection through storytelling, and has been recognized by Creative Quarterly, Applied Arts, and the Society of Illustrators.