I am Erica Daley. I am a mother, teacher, homeschooler, maker, artist, photographer, humanitarian, and environmentalist. I spend a great deal of time outdoors and have always been profoundly moved by nature. I was always a dreamer and a very creative child, and as I look back I find my overall perception of the world has stayed the same…this planet (and universe) never ceases to inspire awe and wonder in me. My photography is the biggest reflection of this…I have always been fascinated by the tiny details and hidden worlds.
You will find my work spans many ages, from simple and sweet crafts made for young people, to more serious work that reflects my adult experience of the world. As a mother, and a teacher, I often have children in mind…or maybe the child in me that still loves toys and beautiful handmade things that can be played with. And as a woman, I feel the rhythms of family and nature and the passing of time so profoundly marked by the growth of my son. I also see the difficulties the world faces and I am deeply concerned about the environment and the world I am leaving to my son.
I like sharing my ideas and vision with others to inspire and encourage, and I work very hard to create art and projects that are eco-friendly. I use as many up-cycled materials as I can, and look for the most earth friendly ways to make and ship my work. I also work to create art and crafts that have a lasting quality to them…something that will be treasured over time, and not thrown in a bin a year from purchase or after making them….something that can be passed on to future generations.
Thank you for stopping in and reading along this far! I hope you enjoy your time here, and feel free to contact me or comment, and I will get back to you as quickly as I can. You can also follow me on Instagram, where I post photos regularly.
Many happy returns,