“The moral law lies at the centre of nature and radiates to the circumference.  It is the pith and marrow of every substance, every relation, and every process. All things with which we deal, preach to us.”

– RALPH WALDO EMERSON, ‘NATURE’  –

Welcome! Thank you so much for visiting – I’m Kristin Haakenson, and I’m an old soul creating whimsical, nostalgic folk art on our organic farm here in Washington’s beautiful Snoqualmie Valley.

Life on & around the farm provides the ever-changing backdrop for my art, season after season. I’m inspired by folklore, nature, nostalgia, faith, & liturgical rhythms, and I like to weave these elements into quiet pictures that give glimpses of stories and a comforting sense of hearth + home.

I’m a self-taught artist working in acrylics, colored pencil, & watercolor. Much of my creating happens in my cozy studio, sheltered by a couple of maple trees that were planted at one of the original homestead sites here over a hundred years ago.

Thank you for joining me on the journey – feel free to reach out & send me a note any time!

Best wishes,
Kristin


“There is a lesson in each flower,
A story, in each stream and bower;
On every herb which you tread,
Are written words, which rightly read,
Will lead you from earth’s fragrant sod,
to Hope, to Holiness, and God.”

– A. CUNNINGHAM –