November 25th, 2010 | Comments Off on Highlighting (Other) Artists in the Eastside Culture Crawl

One of the downsides of taking part in the Eastside Culture Crawl as an artist is that I’ll be tied to my venue all weekend long and won’t get to see everyone else’s work. (Insert sadface here).The Crawl is an event I look forward to attending every year and now I get to experience it on the other side.

I thought I’d highlight some of the other artists I would go visit if I could. Some of these recommendations are people I’ve visited in previous years and love their work, and others are artists I’ve had the pleasure of meeting since becoming a member of The Crawl. Every single one of them creates amazing work.

Siobhan Humston. Painting & mixed media.
Alley Pad Studio – back lane entrance, 1774 East Hastings Street

Siobhan Humston painting

Robi Smith, Blue Lantern Studio. Painting & mixed media collage.
1218 East Pender Street, just east of Clark Drive.
Robi Smith painting

Lincoln Heller, Fiveleft Leather. Beautiful handmade leather goods.
The Mergatroid Building, 1177 parker street
Fiveleft leather
(I SERIOUSLY covet this clutch).

Valerie Arntzen. Mixed media & Photography
Paneficio Studios, 800 Keefer Street
Valerie Arntzen

Kiku Hawkes. Photography & textiles.
Quattro Pose, 733 Keefer Street

Kiku Hawkes
(I’ve always loved this photograph).

Wendy D. Photography
The ARC, Suite 711 – 1701 Powell Street
Wendy D promo

Jeina Morosoff. Glass & sculpture
William Clark Studios, 1310 William Street at Clark Drive.

Jeina Morosoff

And so many more….

November 24th, 2010 | Comments Off on Hiding Behind a Brilliant Façade

These were taken almost three years apart but they both capture a similar feeling. I decided to revisit this idea because I felt like taking a self portrait last week but wanted to hide my face and do something with an umbrella. I like the most recent one better because the shadow gives it more atmosphere.

Hiding Behind a Brilliant Façade

Some days are just like that...

One of the things they don’t tell you about being an artist is that it’s a lonely road. But only at times.

Posted in Self-portraits
November 22nd, 2010 | 2 Comments »

Just in case you needed another reason to visit during the Eastside Culture Crawl, how about the chance to win handmade things? I’m teaming up with four other women artists in the area to help promote each other’s studios.


Visit our five studios over the Crawl weekend to receive a stamp from each location and we will enter you into a draw to win fantastic swag. The prize includes an Astrosatchel bag from Janna Hurtzig, a framed drawing by Siobhan Humston, a photo session from WendyD, a DVD and drawing from Mira Malatestinic, and a metal print and postcard set from me.

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I’m looking forward to welcoming people to my studio. There are only four more days to go…