ISSUE 09 // Patti Wagner

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Photo by: Kari Lee

Many long for a keen design eye as sharp as that of Patti Wagner and her husband, a Minnesota duo who turned their fixer upper into their dream home. With a determination to keep their personal touch evident in the final design, the couple worked many post-work hours and long nights to renovate their space.

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–  See the final photos of Patti’s home renovation on page 50 of izzie + sky // issue 09 –

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ISSUE 09 // Clover Artisans

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Photo by: Sarah Lent

Embarking on a seven month journey of world travel seems like a very exhilarating and thrilling experience to most. The opportunity to see the world, learn new things and fill your brain with countless memories that will stay with you for the rest of your years sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Imagine doing it alone, truly taking the time for yourself to learn not only about the world, but about who and what you want to be. With a lifelong passion for traveling, that is what Samantha Petrie did. After becoming accustomed to the typical 9-5 routine, Sam opted out for some time to explore and think about her next steps. As a result, Clover Artisans was born. A way to give a glimpse into and celebrate other cultures around the globe, Clover Artisans provides economic empowerment to the artisans behind the goods.

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Photo by: Ian Hanson

– Read more about Clover Artisans on page 38 of izzie + sky // issue 09 –

ISSUE 09 // Sam Landreth

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In a city bursting with creativity and excitement, it’s only fitting that to photographer and fashion blogger Sam Landreth, Portland is home. To live the life you’ve always dreamed, it takes work. As for Sam, she’s got a piece of advice.  “Don’t let fear hold you back; you have to take risks and live uncomfortably for a little while to get where you want to be.”

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– Read more about Sam and see her photography on page 32 of izzie + sky // issue 09 –

ISSUE 09 // Kimberly Espinel – The Little Plantation

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Photo by: Aimee Twigger

Seeing someone pursuing their talents in a wonderful and tasteful (no pun intended) way is always so inspiring and is something so valuable and admirable. Kimberly Espinel, a woman of many hats, does just that. With her passion clear to see, she spends her time doing what she loves, staying incredibly busy – in a good way!

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– Read more about Kimberly and see more photos on page 24 of izzie + sky // issue 09 –

ISSUE 09 // Andrew Kearns

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Andrew is an extremely talented photographer & vlogger on YouTube and is constantly traveling for his work. We were lucky to take a few minutes of his time while traveling to interview him for issue 09.

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“The thing I love most about YouTube and vlogging is being able to document and share my life experiences and travels with others. I love the fact that I’m able to look back at all these times too and relive those experiences. I’d say the most challenging thing would definitely be documenting and sharing my life because it’s also a lot of hard work once the filming is done.”

– Read more about Andrew and see more photos on page 16 of izzie + sky // issue 09 –

Maddie Maney – Photography Feature

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“Nature documentaries narrated by David Attenborough and National Geographic’s ‘Photo of the Day’ series are what inspired me to pursue environmental biology early on in high school, and ultimately lead me to photography during college. The ability to capture the absolute wonder of our natural world in a single image has never failed to astound me. I hope to instill that same feeling in others when looking at my pictures. Capturing those unique fleeting moments forever is an amazing thing.”

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Click to read Maddie’s feature and see more of her nature photography in issue 08.

Issue 08 Cover Artist Spotlight

We were beyond stoked when artist Shea Conlan agreed to creating our cover art for issue 08. We allow our cover artists to freely create with only a few guidelines so we were anxious to see the result! We couldn’t be happier with how the final cover came out.

Just like us, Shea is inspired by nature. “I’m entranced by the intricate, repetitive patterns of nature; it’s what attracted me to drawing in the first place,” says Shea. “There’s something so soothing in drawing the lines and grooves of nature’s patterns – something meditative. As I continue to focus on the fine details of nature, I notice more and more small patterns that repeat themselves over and over everywhere I look. It makes me feel a deep connection to the universe, and gives me faith that there is some sort of organization to the chaos.”

Click here to read more of Shea’s article and see more of her illustrations.