Earlier this month we snuck away for a few days to visit what can only be described as true paradise on earth: Ojai, California. This place. Is. Bananas. The small town nestled between mountains and the ocean exudes charm.
We stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (thank you, discounted weekday rate!) and one early morning I took a quiet walk around the grounds. Thanks to an overcast sky and some killer stucco architecture, I snapped a few pictures of the local flora on milky white backdrops.
Since we got home I cannot get these images out of my mind. The contrast of these sculptural, natural motifs on a pure, solid ground lends themselves so immediately to use in a pattern. I've been sketching and painting, using these images as reference. Stay tuned for...the Ojai collection?!
How about you? What destinations have you visited with natural beauty that inspires you to create?
(all images by me: @savannahhayesstudio)