Nina Pace is a painter, illustrator and surface designer based just outside of New York City, where she lives with her husband and their two young daughters. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and illustration at Syracuse University. She later earned an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. After working for textile design firms and freelancing as a textile designer, she started her own textile and home goods brand Ash & Anchor. A few years ago, she decided to close Ash & Anchor’s doors so that she could spend more time painting and designing, her most favorite part! She is passionate about florals in all shapes and sizes and draws most of her inspiration from nature. See more of her work on Instagram (@ninapacestudio) and ninapace.com.
Janel Knightly works and lives in Portland, ME with her husband James, daughters Luna and Nevaeh, and hound dog Winnie. While she has held many jobs in her life from full time farmer to nonprofit program manager, she has always written as a way of exploring and understanding what she is experiencing in life.
Laura is an illustrator who lives for being cozy. She resides somewhere between the hills of Southeastern Minnesota, and the rugged shores of Lake Superior with her husband and two daughters. She is inspired daily by nature, home-life, and the changing seasons. Not necessarily in that order. She enjoys illustrating little scenes in her studio right off of the kitchen, only a few steps from the tea kettle.
Lupine Wolf is a sixteen-year-old, self-taught artist living in rural Wisconsin. She spends her days unschooling, drawing, getting lost in books, sewing, and creating. Most of all she loves making art, reading (and occasionally writing) fantasy, and dreaming of Ireland. You can find her on Instagram at @lythari_arts.
Sam Johnson is a student and 4H member who enjoys taking photographs in nature. Other creative passions of hers include sculpting, drawing, baking, and jewelry-making. When not creating, she can often be found with her nose in a book.
Stefanie Johnson spends her days protecting public health through environmental inspections and investigations. On their Illinois hobby farm, Settlers Grove, the Johnsons are surrounded by French Angora rabbits, honeybees, chickens, ducks, and trees. Stefanie spends the remainder of her time creating and teaching spinning, knitting, dyeing, and weaving. Her work has appeared in Spin Off, Knitty, Knotions, Etsy, and Ravelry.
Julia Jane Martens is a self-taught artist currently residing in the west coast of Canada. She uses watercolours, gouache, and ink to pay homage to The Golden Age of Illustration, aiming to bring forth feelings of nostalgia, wonder, and unsettlement. You can find her artwork on her website, www.juliamartens.ca, where she sells prints of her work.
Joydip Samanta is a food photographer from Kolkata, India. Beside food photography, he also works in a state electricity generating company. Find his work on instagram @foodsfocuss.
Maya Chessman is an illustrator living in Norwich, UK. Her work is inspired by folklore and magic, nature and craft. Outside of her illustration practice Maya enjoys reading poetry and queer fiction, sitting by the river, baking and crafting. Find her on Instagram @maya.c.illustration and find out more at mayachessman.com.
Paige S. Lindell is a writer based in Southern, New Hampshire where she explores land and community based issues. You can find her listening to farmers, cooks, and families sharing their experiences. When not in the “field,” you might find her in the forest identifying trees or cooking over an open fire.
Ariela Rossberg is a creative witch, writer, and artist in upstate New York. Her heart-centered work is rooted in communion and creative ritual influenced by the moon, the earth, and the wheel of the year. She throws Bad Art Parties and runs Commune to Create, a membership encouraging creatives to hone their sense of trust and embodiment in their practice. Follow along: arielarossberg.com and @ArielaRossberg on Instagram.
Anna Hatke is a poet, essayist, bread baker, and border-dweller. Her work centers on the fertile dialectic of wilderness and domesticity, place-making and sanctuary, and inscribing poems as objects. Her article “Requiem in a World Wood” was published in the UK journal The Dark Mountain Project. When she is not homeschooling or writing, she is usually wandering in the mountains, either outside her door in the Massanutten range of Virginia or those of her ancestral home in the Italian Apennines. She can be found on Instagram at @annamberto.