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in the Southwest Mountains
Below left: the San Francisco Peaks ten miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona, as seen near Lisa's home.
Below right: Sedona, Arizona south of Flagstaff.
Below: Lisa with her Sun OvenTM solar cooker on her south-facing townhome balcony. Because Flagstaff can be a very windy place, the Sun OvenTM is attached to a homemade Lazy Susan with bungee cords. The Lazy Susan is attached to the camping table, which is attached to the balcony with more bungee cords.
Below left: Lisa participates in a solar cooking demonstration at the Flagstaff Community Market.
Below right: Solar cooking pioneer Barbara Prosser Kerr shows Lisa her solar wall oven at her home,
which is also the Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center, in Taylor, Arizona.
Below: Lisa was formerly the coordinator for Juniper Street Community Garden in Flagstaff.
Below: Lisa's kitchen. In this very small space, Lisa cans jam, salsa, pickles and other foods, grinds her own flour, bakes sourdough bread, makes soymilk and tofu, ferments sauerkraut and Korean kim chee,
and more. Her solar cooker is located just a few feet away on her balcony. The fruit crumble in the black roasting pan was solar-baked.
Below: Members of the Flagstaff Fiber Arts Guild meet in Lisa's home. Lisa is currently working on a new book about more sustainable ways to use locally grown fibers in clothing and other textiles. Lisa is sitting just to the left of the side window, wearing a handwoven blouse and pants. To the right of Lisa (to Lisa's left) is her mother, Marlene. Hanging in the upper right of the photo behind the standing woman are some of Lisa's handwoven shawls, scarves and other items.
Below left: Lisa at her loom, wearing a handwoven sweater and weaving cotton fabric for another sweater. On the right, Lisa is wearing a rag jacket woven from scraps of commercial cotton fabric left over from 25 years of sewing projects. The weave structure is rep weave (ripsmatta in Swedish). The Japanese recycle old kimonos this way, calling the practice sakiori.
Below: Flagstaff spinners meet twice-monthly at Flagstaff's local yarn store, Purl in the Pines (1st & 4th Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon). On the left, Lisa is using an Indian Charkha to spin cotton. On the right, Lisa is spinning wool with a drop spindle.
Below: Lisa's cats, Sasha and Pablo. Lisa could not get any work done without them. On the left, the kitties in the canning supply cabinet without permission. Top right: Pablo thinks Lisa's spinning stool was made just for him (you can also see a side view of the red wheel on her Schacht Ladybug spinning wheel).
For many more photos of Lisa and the things that interest her, be sure to check out Lisa's blog.