Friday, April 30, 2010

tour of my new seattle art loft

So I have a new artists loft I am leasing in Pioneer Square, downtown Seattle.  It's roughly 1300 sq. ft. and it's a dream I've had for the last 28 years.  This is right across the street.
This view is looking down the street.
This is looking across at my building (on yesler).  It's the middle building.
The stairs to the right lead up to the door I go through.
closer view.  right next to a cigar shop.
so this is after the first flight of stairs.
these are the next two (grueling) flight of stairs.  My unit is at the top.
so this is the view from the entryway.  the landlord is still working on it so there are tools everywhere.  Behind that middle main wall is the kitchen and above it is the sleeping loft.  To the left, where the light is on is the bathroom with a deep clawfoot tub and shower.
this is a view of this little "room" to the left.  it is up 3 stairs and is where we will be keeping all the rubber stamps for mail orders.  you see a little of the kitchen to the right. (notice the glowing orbs...more on this later in the post).
this is a weird little platform that looks out the window with a pass-through and counter that leads to the kitchen to the right.
This is a shot of one of the walls...the entryway door is to the right.  What I found so odd about this picture and many of the others are the globes in all the shots (seen clearly here).  I have heard and seen these in other people's photos who are trying to capture images of spirits.  If this is the case, I have a LOT of spirits around me in this room....I already know I am surrounded by a team of unseen beings but this is visual proof!
big windows that open!  yah!
'nother view of the cool raised room (and more globes).
you can kinda peek in the kitchen here
this is up the stairs, looking at the sleeping loft.  Yes, it is big enough for a king bed.
looking down from the sleeping loft.
looking down again on the kitchen.
this is the view west.  You can't see it in this picture but you can see the water.
this is the view hanging out the window and taking a shot down the alley.

Monday, April 26, 2010

portland road trip

We happened to catch Theo Ellsworth being interviewed at Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland last weekend.  He is definitely coming up in the comic book world and I am SO extremely happy about that!

These are some journal pages I worked on one night in the portland hotel bar with Tracy and Andrew Dyrdahl while in an altered state (6 shots of tequila).  They still aren't done (of course!)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

recap of materials needed

I thought I'd post the list of materials needed for the fabric videos below:
2 pieces of contrasting fabric
polyfil batting (like you use to stuff a pillow)
crewel #2 needle
pearl cotton #5 floss (or embroidery floss)

I'm tickled pink to see what people have made so far after watching the videos!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Workshop in Cleveland this July

The bottom 2 pictures are the front and back covers of my recent journal.  Kinda different but I kinda like them (except for the bad spelling...grrr).  I wanted to let you all know that Tracy and I are teaching in Cleveland this July.  You can see more here and click on events.  That will bring up the list of teachers that Ginny is hosting this summer.  You may remember Ginny from the Art Continuum days.  Those were good times.  Anyway, just wanted to mention it in case any of you live around that area and wanted to take a class.  I really think this will be the last time I teach journaling and journal making.  I am feeling alot of other pursuits are in my future.  Within a couple days, my webmaster should also have the info. up on my website 

Saturday, April 10, 2010

drawing a day update

if you look close you will see that there is about 2 weeks that are skipped.  but rather than give it up, I decided to get back in the game and keep at it.

erin faith allen interview with me has just published an interview she did with me on her blog.  I love her work as seen here.

Monday, April 05, 2010

update on pan pastels

The wonderful couple behind pan pastels have come up with new cases to hold their pastels and I LOVE them.  They even stack!  These are the bigger cases but they have smaller ones perfect for your journal bag.  They also came out with new colors (extra darks) which I had to have.

2 journal pages