Looking with wonder at the sacred world
Welcome! I’m Kristin Haakenson, an artist & farmer in the Pacific Northwest. I create art & resources for seasonal living through the liturgical year – art that looks with wonder at the sacred world and celebrates the divine woven throughout nature.
In life on our farm, I lean into the agrarian roots & rhythms of the liturgical calendar. My artwork uses flora, fauna, and heritage traditions of bygone days to illustrate and reflect on these rhythms – and the resources I create are thoughtfully designed to enrich your celebrations of the church calendar at home and in your community.
- Feast of the AnnunciationIf you’ve followed my art for a little while, you’ve probably gathered that I love to dive down rabbit-holes of research…art for me has become more than creating a picture – it’s become a springboard for learning so many new things. I’d never really gone too deep into the history of the Annunciation before. This […]
- Whimsical Valentine cardsThough St. Valentine’s Day is still a few weeks away, I wanted to make sure that I made this sweet set of Valentine cards available to you with plenty of time for mailing – you can now find it in my Etsy shop! I have a real soft spot for the nostalgia & whimsy wrapped […]
- Snowberries – shop update!Here in the Pacific Northwest, our winters are notoriously gray. The past few weeks have seen snowfall and flooding, as well as classic PNW moody, misty days. When our landscape settles into this gray & rainy winter weather, one of my favorite plants makes itself known like a beacon – Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus). With so […]
“Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God…”
– ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, FROM ‘AURORA LEIGH’
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I am going to my own hearth-stone,
Bosomed in yon green hills alone, —
A secret nook in a pleasant land,
Whose groves the frolic fairies planned;
Where arches green, the livelong day,
Echo the blackbird’s roundelay,
And vulgar feet have never trod
A spot that is sacred to thought and God.
– RALPH WALDO EMERSON, “GOOD-BYE”
About Hearthstone Fables
Art & resources for seasonal living through the liturgical year
Welcome! I’m Kristin Haakenson, an artist & farmer in the Pacific Northwest. I create art and resources to tell stories of the sacred woven through nature.