Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

I was doing some housekeeping on my computer today and ended up browsing through the photos I took this year. These are a few of my favorite shots of 2017. 

Happy New Year! And cheers to a fresh start tomorrow. Looking forward to what this year holds. 


Friday, December 22, 2017

Arielle Gordon | Plaid, Denim and Denim!

Aw!  I was so excited to run into Arielle downtown doing some Christmas shopping. I've photographed her a few times over the life of this blog. It's so fun to watch people's style evolve over the the years. Arielle has always had such fun inspiring style. 


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Peren | Capitol Hill


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Justine | Velvet Coat | Downtown Seattle


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Madeline Stutz | Downtown Seattle


Sunday, December 3, 2017

My Holiday Cards at Revival

I've been doing so much calligraphy lately between my holiday card making and a few special projects I've been doing for other people. I made some extra holiday cards this year and I just dropped them off at Revival Boutique on Capitol Hill. Stop by a pick up a few if you want something a little different to send your favorites this year. You should stop by Revival and see Ashley at her shop whether or not you are need of cards. She's got some great gifts in the shop right now and, as always, lots of unique vintage pieces.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Claire | Outside Oddfellows


Monday, November 20, 2017

Nickie | Georgetown


Monday, November 13, 2017

A little over a year ago I stopped spending money on clothes to buy art...

About a year ago I decided that I wanted to find a way to afford buying art. I would have my eye on a piece that I loved and while I was contemplating whether I could spend what it would cost to both buy and frame it I someone else would snag it up and I would miss my chance. I took a hard look at my spending and realized that I was spending a lot of money on clothes. So many of the clothes have only been worn once or quickly weren't my style anymore. For the most part I get all of my clothes from thrift stores, flea markets and vintage shops but when I do buy someone new I use tmy tendency for second hand shopping as an excuse to spend A LOT on investment designer pieces that I purchase new. I love so many of these things and some of them get a lot of use but it was this year that I decided to set aside about what I had been spending on these new pieces of clothing in an account specifically for buying art. Each month it feels like I am putting aside so much money but in the long run it is actually less than what I was spending on new clothing for my wardrobe. A few months ago I started putting my art fund to use and I am so far I am really excited about the little gallery that my home is becoming.  

This first piece is a photograph from Megumi Shauna Aria's Clouded Judgement series. I have wanted one of these since she posted them on her social media in 2015. I went with Megumi's expertise on the framing and I love it so much. This piece is so dreamy. It feels like part ominous space nebulous part dreamy cloud covered sky. Megumi is always up to something cool. She just returned from an artist residency program at Cow House Studios in Wexford, Ireland through funding from the Artist Trust's GAP Award. I am so excited to continue watching Megumi's art evolve. She is so talented.

This piece by artist Joe Rudko is titled Vague Figure. I've loved watching Joe's work change over the years since photographing him for the blog. Ever since his residency at Vermont Studio Center last year I've been totally enamored with everything he has created. This piece had my attention since I first saw it, I kept coming back to it, and I finally brought it home. I purchased it from Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square and it came in this beautiful frame! 

Also in this photo is a super fun ink drawing (that little kayaker!) from an artist I came across on Instagram @easy.stuff. DM them your address and they'll create a piece for you and send it in the mail for free!  I don't know if they are still doing this but I thought it was the greatest concept. I had the drawing custom float framed at Frame Central using scrap matting and a totally affordable frame for around $40 if I remember correctly. 

Have you ever passed Darryl Ayr selling his art around Seattle (mostly on Capitol Hill, often in front of the Dicks on Broadway or the City Market on Bellevue)? He asks passersby for donations to help him purchase art supplies but buying one of his pieces is really the way to go. He's always got wild portraits and abstract scribbled scenes but something about this piece just really caught my eye. You can find Darryl's art at Vermillion Art Galley too.  

So far I'm getting so much more joy out of my art investments than I ever did out of clothing purchases. Pretty sure I'm going to continue setting aside money for art into 2018. Can't wait to see what I bring home next! I'll keep you posted.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jax, Bernadette, and Alex | Columbia City


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ferdous | Outside Caffe Vita

It's been WAAAY too long since I photographed Ferdous. His style makes me so happy. The last few times we have crossed paths I didn't have my camera with me. 


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kate | Outside Oddfellows


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mariah | Outside Via Tribunali


Monday, October 9, 2017

Alicia | Seattle Center


Monday, September 25, 2017

Ty Ziskis | Brainfreeze

I love stopping by to see Ty at Brainfreeze. This art gallery and shop downtown in the old Lusty Lady is such a fun escape. That second picture up there is the dressing room! If you don't live in the area you can also find a lot of the clothes from Brainfreeze for sale on Garmentory. Ty's unisex line Zed is so so good. 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Gilia, Gavia and Larka | Pike Street

I found sisters Gilia, Gavia and Larka Angell (such stunning names!) on Pike street on Capitol Hill. Pretty neat, they each have a totally different style. These three are were born and raised here. True Seattleites.  I actually photographed Gavia years ago outside a SIFF film... 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Rochelle | Broadway


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sasha and Ayda | Broadway


Friday, September 1, 2017

Artist Izzie Klingels | Magic Hour 2 | Occidental Park

Izzie was selling her indigo dyed clothing at this summer's Magic Hour 2 at Little London Plane. The clothing that she makes is so beautiful. Check out Izzie's clothes as well as her illustrations on her instagram @isvaldklingels and on her new website

Necklace and bracelet by Rachel Ravitch


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Charlie | Outside of Quinns


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Juliet | KEXP Concert at the Mural

I met found Juliet watching Haley Heynderickx perform at a KEXP Seattle Center Concert at the Mural. There's still one more mural concert night in the series this Friday starting at 5:30pm. I love going to these concerts every August. Bands that I love are always in the lineup and it's totally free! Grab a blanket and check it out this Friday.  


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sophia Ardekani and Briana Groden | 11th Ave

I love seeing the 90's so prevalent in style and pop culture right now. When I was in high school I was obsessed with 70's style and wore all of my mom and dad's old clothes. Now my friend's teenage kids are stealing their old clothes and getting bowl cuts. The music of my childhood is held in the same regard as the albums by Led Zepplin and Fleetwood Mac that I worshiped from my parent's record collection. It's neat getting to experience this cycle come full circle.

Find Sophia and Briana on ig: @swersian and @frostgoth


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Madeleine Pope | Cosmic Twin

I met Madeleine at Magic Hour 2 night market at Little London Plane earlier this summer. She had her line of handmade jewelry Cosmic Twin there. Her jewelry is so perfectly simple. I've had my eye on the Bondage Ring since I saw it. Definitely check out her website and ig.  


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sarah | Georgetown


Friday, July 21, 2017

Ken & Xtine | Pike Street


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Jacob | Downtown Seattle


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

James and Sydney | Georgetown


Sunday, June 25, 2017

David Rue | First Hill

David is on Instagram as @davidrue212


Friday, June 23, 2017

Clarice Boone | Georgetown

Find Clarice on Instagram as @clariceboone


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Natalie Siderius and Eli Taylor | Capitol Hill

You can find Natalie on instagram as @nataliesiderius

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