Walnut ink and gentle intentions

Happy 2016!! This evening I’m going to go hang my first show of the new year, a collection of pieces I created in the last couple of weeks, trying a little something new.

Flying Apron Bakery in Fremont! Gluten-free! I don’t follow a gluten-free diet, but I know you might!

3510 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

I’m working on cream paper, with walnut and sumi ink, and cut flowers from a new batch of fabric that I recently procured from some local fabric shops. While working on these pieces, I’ve been mulling over my intentions for the new year.

I don’t have new years resolutions per se, but I will be focusing on being more mindful, in both work and in my non-work life. These last few years I’ve been so entrenched in my art life, and while I am in love with it, I tend to gloss over other areas in need of attention, and let things get all lop-sided.

If you’re like me and are an artist/freelancer/are self-employed, especially early on – you know how easy it is to become a workaholic. There’s always the fear in the back of your head that if you stop working, even for a day, the momentum will evaporate and your livelihood will shrivel up (like all those little plants you forget to water. Gone forever!). In this rush it’s easy to fall into habits, good or bad, and it’s hard to step back and reassess. I’m going to be doing more stepping back, more spending time with those I love, more focused art-exploration/experimentation and *ahem* I SWEAR this aligns with my motivations – playing more Fallout 4.

I hope this year for you is better than any you can remember. I’ll keep you updated on mine, and I hope to hear about yours. 🙂

I love this post by Martha of the Freedom Experiment: 55 gentle ways to take care of yourself when you’re busy busy busy

And Anna from And then We Saved: 134 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness

Happy Year of the Horse!

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A couple days late, but – Happy Chinese new year!! I created this piece, “Nebula for 2014” for the Year of the Horse Show at Giant Robot

nebula work space

nebula 2

Kitty Heaven (what I made today)

Ink with digital coloring. Planning another t-shirt, and maybe tote bags this time!

8×10″ print in the etsy shop, here.

Summer and flowers at MACE MEAD WORKS!

The “Fireflies and Cigarettes” show is up and ready at Mace Mead Works in Dayton, WA. Thank you so much, Rachel and Taylor!! If I do say so myself, it looks fantastic, and I’m looking forward to being back there June 1st for opening night, 7-10pm.

250 East Main Street, Dayton, WA 99328

If you can make it, do come! Great wine and great people!


Top: Casualty 3

Bottom: Casualty 2

Oh my goodness. If you are in the Dayton area, DO stop into Mace Mead Works if you’re into drinking fantastic wine. Their mead and reds are made in small batches, feature beautifully designed labels, and are super yummy. I’m kicking myself for not taking photos of their newly released syrah (the ghost) and carmĂ©nère – both dead tasty and pinned with hand-pulled printed labels. Soon!!