These photos reflect Lisa Rayner's former life in Flagstaff, Ariz. In 2016 Lisa moved to Santa Fe, NM.
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: Lisa participates in a solar cooking demonstration at the Flagstaff Community Market. Also: 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: Lisa is also a spinner and weaver. Here she is seen wearing a rag jacket woven from scraps of commercial cotton fabric left over from 25 years of sewing projects. The Japanese recycle old kimonos this way, calling the practice sakiori. Also: Lisa's Mermaid Scarf, which has been featured on the cover of "Handwoven" magazine. For Lisa's How-to booklets about weaving and more, please visit her Etsy store.
You may also enjoy Lisa's Weaving Blog.
Below: Lisa's cats, Sasha and Pablo. Lisa could not get any work done without them.