Thank you for visiting Garden Variety Art! It’s been a busy 2020, just not quite in the way I anticipated. I am grateful to those of you who stopped by at my first in-person event, the Wild Ones MN Design With Nature Conference way back on February 29th. It was exciting to share images, ideas and a passion for habitat gardening! While I was looking forward to launching the business side of this adventure in spring, like many artists I’ve had to rethink how to do that in a socially distanced world.

Each item I sell features one of my original drawings or photographs celebrating the everyday nature and biodiversity supported by native plants in our home landscapes. Summertime was busy taking photographs of wildflowers and pollinators in my garden and several nearby prairie remnants and restorations. Despite the lovely distraction of walking about in everyday nature, I managed to start a new limited product line inspired by the ‘friends’ I found all around me as I actively avoided other people. In addition to the other pretty useful things available from my studio, you can find my new comfortable, breathable, washable fabric face masks at the GardenVarietyArtShop on Etsy, at Prairie Restorations retail store in Princeton MN, or at one of my upcoming live sales events…

I currently have a limited supply of 3 different styles of reusable fabric face masks:


This adjustable, reversible mask has 3 layers (polyester outer shell and cotton inner layer) and comes in 2 sizes (Large/Adult and Small/Child) and in 2 designs (Bumble Bees on Bergamot & Monarchs on Milkweed), with the coordinating fabric pattern on the back side — like having 2 masks in one!

3-layer reusable reversible face masks, available in 2 sizes and 2 designs
You can also find these two reversible design masks for sale at Prairie Restorations retail store in Princeton MN.

I have 2 different styles of 2 layer masks with filter pockets in adult size only. Both have a polyester outer shell and cotton inner layer for comfort, and come with 2 PM2.5 activated charcoal filters.


The first is an adjustable mask with white trim, available in several photographic designs with pollinator-friendly messages, including Bee Kind, Don’t Bug Me…I’m Working, Don’t Bug Me…I’m Shopping, and Keep Cam and Prairie On, Totally Buzzed, and I’m Just Here to Drink.


The second is a Vapor Solar UPF50+ mask with black trim, available in either the Monarch/Milkweed or Bumble Bee/Bergamot original art patterns.

GardenVarietyArt shop is open on Spoonflower!

Here you can order my original pattern designs on fabric, pillows, bedding or wallpaper. Here are a few of my first designs, two of which featured on face masks: Monarch Butterflies on Swamp Milkweed & Bumble Bees on Wild Bergamot. I’m working on a series of wildflower and pollinator patterns this winter, so check back soon for more!