Saturday, September 25, 2010

our new space

I finally have shots of our new space that is one floor down from our old loft.  This one doesn't have a sleeping loft, a kitchen or a shower but we now know that we have no use for those things.  This one is filled with light and space and we love it.
 Tracy and I have been busy being frankenstein with our journal pages and his lomo shots...and printing them out to adorn all our walls.
 We have an Epson R1800 printer that we love.  We printed these on matte 13x19's and pieced them together on the back with blue 2" masking tape and then tacked them to the wall.
 since we have 12' high ceilings, we have a lot of room to cover.  We will be adding more to both side of this closet door soon.
We are using this new space for meets and workshops.  We are calling it the Artfest Annex and will have a web page very soon that will list the activities we are planning.  If you happen to be in seattle sunday, Sept. 26th, we are having an open house from 1-4.  Address is 89 Yesler #201 Seattle.
 So I made a mistake when I taped all these together and only realized it when we turned it over.  We both decided though that we kinda liked it better this way for some strange reason so we decided not to re-do it.
 This is my favorite wall because I LOVE tracy's shots of trees.  and to see them all blown up is amazing in person. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Artfest Annex Open House

First of all, I wanted to invite anyone from the greater seattle area to Pioneer Square next Sunday, Sept. 26th from 1:00-4:00 for an open house of our new Artfest Annex.  This new venture will include classes and monthly meetings (topics include lomography, sewing, journaling, first thursdays, etc.).  We want to introduce you to all the stuff we have planned.  So, come on over and say hi if you're in the area.  It's located at 89 Yesler #201.  Just buzz us at the door and we'll buzz you in.  Hope to see you!  For everyone who can't make it, not to worry, we will have a website up soon as well as photos of the space in a couple of weeks.
This journal page and the next one might look a little familiar.  I finally finished them.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

re-organizing again

SO...what do I do to relax, you might ask?  I clean and organize.  After tackling the monumental task of registering 450+ attendees into artfest within one week, I set my sights on getting my art room back to snuff.  Besides, I recently had to find room for all my paint when we recently moved from my seattle loft into another loft that will be used for our new project, Artfest Annex.  But more about that in another post.

I think I would win the prize for having the most amount of paint for not being a painter.
After searching and not finding some good shelving for my paint, I turned these cigar boxes into shelving.  I was quite tickled with how it turned out.  I have a local cigar shop who sells these for $2 each.

yes, I go through golden gel medium like no one's business.  many of these are half full from classes I've taught.
My filing system.
what a great feeling to have it all nice and clean again.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Portland trip

really cool sewing space for anyone to come use their sewing machines on Alberta St. in Portland.

love this idea!

It's called Modern Domestic.

a portland dog.  one of many....

this was in a cute little shop on Alberta St. too.  unfortunately I can't remember the name of it but it is right next to the Tin Shed restaurant (which I wouldn't recommend despite the huge crowds around it).

more from that great store.

goofing around while waiting for our food.

the portland moon.

This was the reason we were in Portland.  Theo Ellsworth is one of our closest and dearest friends.  He's practically family.
Theo made the arch.

The detail was amazing.  what's new though....if Theo made it.

The happy couple watching a belly dancer (Heather teaches belly dancing and has performed many times).

Tracy and I designed a journal for them...a love journal.  It's made of leather and nickel silver.  we have one ourselves that we write things to each other in and draw pictures too, of course!  The idea was that Theo might want to add his own drawings to the cover...or leave it as is.  It is pretty small...about 4x5 or so.

randomness with a splash of macabre

Just unloaded over 100 photos from my camera...thought I'd post a few.  Love cool sky shots.

LOVED the simple white flowers on this window.  Wanna do this somewhere...maybe a wall.

don't really like this art installation in the foyer of the Seattle Art Museum but it IS odd...didn't have time to go in.

I was waiting on the sidewalk for Tracy who was getting another latte and felt someone staring at me.  This what what I saw when I looked up.

This is the macabre part.  We have wild bunnies in our yard.  We've had them for a couple years now.  I looked out the window only to squeal in delight at the baby bunnies running around when Sophie (our norwegian elkhound) emerged from the woods with something furry in her mouth.  I had to snap a photo before Tracy took care of the little guy.  when else could I get that close?  btw...the next picture is of some squid...NOT the bunny...

This might be even more macabre.  We have a new philipino market close by and I bought this grilled squid for dinner.  Needless to say, Tracy was NOT enthused.

My good friend, Andrew Dyrdahl, made me this couture jumper from a printed piece of fabric I got from England.  It's so cool.

The hand stitching was crazy.