Ocotillo is excellent for moving stagnant lymph and detoxifying the liver. It supports uptake of dietary fats when bile production is impaired and is used to treat female reproductive conditions. On a subtle level the flowers help release energy trapped in the body by surfacing suppressed emotions. This morning's harvest is going to tincture and decoction. A portion is going back into the earth for new growth. Ocotillo is a protected plant so be mindful if you harvest your own 🙏 #herbnerd#ocotillo#desertmedicine#liver#lymph#sustainableharvest
Brainstorming in a digital way before getting way old school with the block printing. I'm working on making a series of prints that will combine my love of mid century modern (specifically barkcloth patterns) and my obsession with the plants and animals of the Chihuahuan Desert region of Texas. I'm toying with the idea of combining block printing with simple screen prints that would help me with big chunks of solid color. Thanks to @mercedes_sherwood for inspiring color and pattern through her gorgeous barkcloth fabrics! Check out her purses and prepare to drool non-stop!