The Summer Sun

Walking in the Woods | Tree Talker

I'm so thankful for this summer sun.. beating down on me, kissing my shoulders, leaving trails of freckles.

I've never been one to tan. I get gifted freckles every summer instead. 

It's been a busy summer. As most summers typically are.

Instead of collecting and chopping firewood, this year we are working on building Stella, and I am working on my deck. (I'm sending the design off to the printer this week!!!)

It's never healthy to stay inside and work, so I take little walks with the dogs every day.

 

I wanted to share some glimpses of the summer up here, since it will most likely be my last.

The majority of my photos are on instagram, but these one haven't been shared there quite yet.

 
Summer Sun | Tree Talker Art
 

The cabin can get hot up here. Being this high elevation makes for very cold winters and very hot summers. It took a bit of getting used to, but life without an AC isn't so bad once you learn a few tricks.

During the winter months, I took Vitamin D supplements at night to help stave off the seasonal side of depression. But in the summer, the sun is back and always ready to offer therapy.

Living on this mountain, so close to nature and her cycles and seasons has been beautiful and life changing. I have so much more appreciation for the normally-unnoticed gifts nature has to offer. There is so much more to experience out there than the 5 senses can show us.

The subtle smells and whispers that creep in with the wind.. the breeze that mixes with the trees.. and the songs of constant transformation heard from the woods.

The trees in the spring truly do sing after awakening from the eerie silent slumber of winter. The trees in autumn cackle and clatter after enjoying their time in the blessed summer sun.

It may not be a new appreciation but it's much deeper now.

Stella | Tree Talker Art

On the summer weekends when it's not too hot, we work on Stella. We've gotten quite far, and I have an update post on the way. 

There is so much to do here at the cabin during these summer months, it can feel overwhelming. 

Change is already in the air. I can already sense the autumn winds coming in. 

Unnerving and beautiful all at the same time.

 

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Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

Summer Drives and Cabin Chores

Wild Flowers at the Cabin

I can't believe it's already the Summer! Time has really been flying by.. Like we only have a few more months to get our fire wood for the next winter. 

In fact, thats a lot of what our weekends are spent on. 

This weekend we dug the foundation for our new shed, built a saw-horse and chopped our wood for next winter. We have a lot of dead wood that we need to get chopped up. 

It's been a bit of a rough go on the Ruby situation.. Turns out the rebuild process of a vintage trailer takes some extra tools and parts that aren't too easily available, or are just plain expensive. 

We have a few things to work with, but will need metal for C-channels, metal cutters, a rivet gun..  

But I think I've got a genius idea to use some of the C-channel that came with the shed in the trailer.. and just build the shed out of wood! We were given a really old shed from the landlords. It's missing some key pieces... But I think I can replace a lot of them with wood, and use the left over metal for the Trailer. 

It's been nice just having the trailer here though. Once the truck is up and running again I hope we can pick up some metal.

Until then I've just been enjoying the beautiful summer sun with the pups. We've been taking the truck up the mountains for fire wood. Now that we have a chainsaw we are able to cut out own wood. (With a permit of course.) 

Tree Talker Art Summer Sun
Meko Exploring
Aspen Leaves
Wild Flowers
Mountain Drives
Deer Creek Reservoir
Cloudy Skies | Tree Talker Art
Rolling Mountains | Tree Talker
Mountain Drives

It really has been so beautiful out here. I've been bringing a lot of my art work outside. I've got a really nice traveling art set up that I want to show you. 

Even though I haven't felt "in the studio" much... I have been creating. I've just added 4 new prints to the art shop!

Tree Talker Art Shop Update | June 2016

 

 

 

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I've been having a lot of fun with my watercolor pencils and crayons.

 It feels really good to color and scribble in crayon and then go and paint the details in with water.

I'm off to sit on the back porch and watch the sunset while playing with my new favorite paints! 

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

come take a walk with me

Winter Wonderland | Tree Talker Art

Sterling and I have officially decided to stay here at the cabin for another year. 

We've lived here for a little over 8 months now, and we've decided to stay another year!  Even though this Winter was one of the longest darkest one I've ever experienced.... 

We signed up for another ride.

Not just because we know what to expect during Winter, but because we know what to expect for Spring.

This spring has been the most animated and lively spring I've ever seen. Sure it came late, but it was well worth the wait. 

 

Every time I think the forest has bloomed it's last flower, I see one of a new color, or shape. The forest is keeping me on my toes once again and I'm in love with the treasures that I see. 

So come take a little walk with me through the forest..

I'll show you my most favorite sights.

Leather Flower
Wild Flowers in the Rocky Mountains
Blossoms in the sun light
Wild Flowers
Little Blue Flowers
Small White Flowers
Sunlight
Sunlit path
Water Droplets
Rainy Day in the Forest
After the rain
Sunlight through the leaves

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.