Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Gift Tags Available

Add a sweet touch to your Christmas gifts this year with Mozaic's printable Christmas gift tags, now available from Mozaic's Etsy shop.

There are six different tags styles, easily printed from our high resolution PDFs. All for only $2.00!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Halloween Printables Available

Moziac's Halloween printables collection is now available from our Etsy shop!

This collection has a party invitation that users can personalize, a matching envelope liner, a pennant banner, cupcake toppers and napkin rings. The artwork comes in professionally created, high resolution PDFs that are sharp, easy to print and a snap to DIY.

All that style for only $10 and no shipping!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mozaic is Now on Etsy

We've been on blog hiatus lately as we spent time setting up our Etsy shop. Etsy is a fantastic site that allows artists to set up "stores" to sell their goods.

Mozaic set up a store to offer out stationary products and nature photo prints. We've also expanded into "printables," which allow users to print out our designs for party invitations, banners, place cards and other items. Our initial printable is for a Harajuku Birthday Party pack. We'll also offer seasonal items for Halloween, Christmas and more.

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Whitewater Canyon

Hills green from spring-like weather line Whitewater Canyon.

Rocks and sand indicate the force of the water from the mountains.

It's easy to spot wildlife tracks in the soft sand by the river.

One of the few good things left about living in Southern California is the frequent occurance of warm temperatures in winter.

On a picture-perfect Saturday with sunny, cloudless skies and a nice breeze, we hiked Whitewater Canyon northwest of Palm Springs. The canyon is part of the 2,826 acre Whitewater Preserve maintained by the Wildlands Conservancy. The preserve is surrounded by the San Gorgonio Wilderness maintained by the Bureau of Land Management.

The spring-like weather over the past couple of weeks has given the rocky hills a beautiful growth of green. But the highlight of the preserve is the Whitewater River that runs year-round. The Pacific Crest Trail parallels and crosses the river about 4 miles from the Whitewater Ranger Station.

The Conservancy purchased the land after it was donated to the BLM, which included the old Whitewater Trout Farm. The Conservancy kept and restored the ponds, and removed dilapidated structures in a larger effort to return the land to a more pristine and natural condition. The area around the ranger station and the ponds has a large, grassy picnic area with plenty of native shade trees and a stream running through it.

The canyon is an important wildlife corridor between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains, and is home to bighorn sheep, bears and mountain lions. We spotted the tracks of several animals, all drawn to the cold mountain water in the river.

Since the preserve's trail is a part of the Pacific Crest Trail, you're free to hike as far as you can go. The preserve portion of the trail is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and off-hours hiking is permitted with reservations.

The preserve also offers regular activities such as bird walks, programs for kids and volunteer conservation work.