A 9 month off the grid living experience in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina introduced me to the beauty of cultivating the land. I am just a beginner with gardening and preserving the harvest. This new series of work titled Summer Preserves has been influenced by the bounty of color I was surrounded with while living most of my day outside. I found a love for animals and the earth that I hope will continue to grow as my husband and I choose to live off the grid for another year. You can read more about our experience here.