Boutique Hotel for Pets and other SF Adventures

April 26, 2008Journeys 7 Comments

I love staying at boutique hotels with flavor. This one is pet-friendly, and sorry that we couldn’t bring the pooch, when I saw this doggie-size vintage truck bed. It took traveling halfway across the country for me to realize my dog has been so deprived of art furniture, but this will have to be remedied … Read More

Annual Retreat 2008

February 16, 2008Journeys 12 Comments

I’ve been feeling kind of wordless lately, so here’s images from our retreat. Can you guess where these were taken? The full images are here on flickr. If you’re curious what our annual retreat is about, you can read more details on my blog from 2006.

Mystery Trip

February 9, 2008Drawings, Illustration Friday, Journeys 15 Comments

What do you pack when you go on a trip? This week the Illustration Friday theme is “Choose” so it seems appropriate that I’m trying to choose what to take. Whenever I go on a trip, I take waaayyy too much, and then when I get there, nothing matches, it’s the wrong season, or I … Read More

Bemis Center Art Auction

December 6, 2007Journeys, Other Artists, Quilts 3 Comments

I’ve been doing some small experiments lately to more closely bridge my drawing and work with cloth. This is a shoe I sat next to at the Bemis Center art auction a few weeks ago, a great place to see and draw lots of characters. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, the Bemis Center is an artist-residency … Read More

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

October 30, 2007Journeys No Comments

A couple of years ago, we were headed to New Orleans for a conference, and I wanted an easy-to-pack costume for Halloween night. I took a wig, costume jewelry and price tags, and that evening put the price tags on the jewelry and all my clothes. I thought I was a shop-lifter, but everyone else … Read More

Kobo at Higo

October 25, 2007Journeys, Other Artists 2 Comments

Kobo at Higo was my favorite stop on the last trip. Located in an old Japanese department store in the International District of Seattle, it’s named for the Japanese word kobo meaning “artist’s workspace.” The Kobo gallery features an eclectic mix of changing exhibits of Japanese and Pacific Northwest fine craft (although I also saw … Read More

Tacoma Museum of Glass

October 18, 2007Journeys, Other Artists 11 Comments

These are the Crystal Towers on the Bridge of Glass, which was designed by Dale Chihuly and architect Arthur Andersson to connect downtown Tacoma to the Museum of Glass. Inside this dramatic tower that looks like the space shuttle crashed into the earth is the hot glass studio. On the other side of the museum, … Read More

Olympic Sculpture Park

October 16, 2007Journeys, Other Artists, Sculpture 2 Comments

Sunday was a beautiful day in Seattle. The last sunny day, my friend Susan told me, for the next nine months, so a great day to tour the new Olympic Sculpture Park. It’s a zigzaggy park that switches back and forth, up and down over reclaimed brown fields surrounding the railroad that runs along Elliot … Read More