About two weeks ago, I told my dear friend Kristen that I felt sure I was going to see a hummingbird moth.

While sitting in North Carolina in my brother’s garden, my sis-in-law said, “what IS that?” Hello, hummingbird moth. Over the week, many of them visited us as we sat in the garden at dusk.

In Native American traditions, it’s believed that each animal carries a medicine with it.

I share this belief.

Here’s the symbolism that spoke to me in this visit:  The moth is an optimist and opportunist with countless transformative properties. From them we learn how to expand and perfect our inherent psychic abilities, and how to let go of negative energies and unwelcome influences, helping us move into our personal power and happiness.

Gives me goosebumps. Do you have stories to share??

Sometimes a long productive day at the office involves no office at all. Today, my creative partner Kristen Maniscalco and I spent the day here while ideas and inspirations for our PipflowerPower Makeshops popped up all around us. As we worked, we were visited by hawk, spider, dragonfly, Carolina wren,  hummingbird, woodpecker, and the teeniest heartshaped leaf. I think nature is trying to tell us we’re on to something wonderful. (Photo by Ryan Wilson on Unsplash)


Yesterday we launched something new from Pip studio. FlowerPower Makeshops by Pippingtooth! It’s a collaboration between my dear friend Kristen Maniscalco who is an artist, educator, and nutritional therapist and yours truly.

The ideas for botanical makeshops have been swirling around in our hearts and minds for years individually. It just feels like something we’re supposed to do together. And so we have.

These are the photos from our first ever joyful botanical makeshop for blooming, celebrating and connecting. There was something so magical about this creative day. From teaching our guests how to make the crowns, to seeing the glow on our their faces as they donned their creations for the first time‚Äďall the way to the incandescent beauty we saw emerge while we photographed them.

This is a passion project for sure. Can’t wait to grow and bloom in the months ahead! Send us an email below if you’d like to be on our upcoming makeshop lists.

Will have lots to tell tomorrow!