Meanwhile back at the Farmhouse

Finally a post, eh? Summer is over. Time to update.

Been busy with a new house, new studio – new pathways in the brain. Finally feeling settled.

The new digs - definitely not downtown Seattle anymore.

South Seattle – Rainier Beach to be exact. No more ten minute walks to work. The two car garage is the new studio.

Where will it all go?

And upstairs from the studio – a bonus room:

The clubhouse.

Rebecca and I really love it here.

And, finally some new work!

Might Be Time To Reconsider, 44" x 30", gouache and graphite on paper, 2010

Attention Artists! ID studio available.

It has been a bit since I posted. Been in the crazy world of buying and selling real estate in this strange economic climate. Hard to focus on anything else. But we are heading into the final stages – I hope. Fingers crossed, but the condo has sold which was the hardest part.

Rebecca and I are moving from condo to house mid-month which means giving up my ID studio of 5 years. Which means some lucky person can have this great space.

And of course I have stuff, I mean amazing “things” to get rid of to gift to other artists, like these crates of varying sizes:

And other odds and ends.

If you are interested in the space or the crates or the odds and ends please let me know.

I’m out at the end of June.

Press For Sale!


Yep, that’s right. I’m putting my beloved (11 yr. old) press on the block. Just haven’t been using it enough. Plus, it looks like I’ll be having to move my studio in the not too distant future.

Asking $4,500 OBO. Comes with blankets and a bunch of ink. It can be disassembled enough to get it through a regular sized doorway.

Wow, what a beauty!

Save the date! Thursday, May 6th.

I’ll be opening my studio door next week for First Thursday. That’s May 6th. I’ll be there all day until 8:30 or 9 pm, so feel free to stop by early if you can’t later. If I don’t answer the door, I’m over at Uwajimaya buying supplies.

I’m across the street from the International District bus tunnel entrance. A perfect stop between Pioneer Square and Lawrimore Project.

Here’s a sample of new work:

Ideat Magazine

Ideat, a culture magazine based in France, sent a journalist and photographer to report on Seattle. Somehow they ended up ay my studio after First Thursday. Actually, Deborah Paine was their tour guide that evening and we work together at the City of Seattle

From L to R: Tod Gangler, Deborah Paine, Jean Michel de Alberti, Jean-Claude Figenwald

Tod Gangler, Seattle based photographer, was our translator. Jean Michel is writing the piece, and Jean-Claude was the photographer. They were in the midst of an intense week of experiencing Seattle. They changed hotels every day, ate out every meal, had tours of cultural destinations, and had about an hour of free time a day. Sounds grueling.

We had planned to have a few beers in the studio and go out for Chinese, but ended up just hanging out. I think they were relieved not to have to go out for dinner. It was a fun evening. I look forward to seeing the spread. Until then, “Vive la France!”


In January Rebecca and I got to visit briefly with Marc Dombrosky and Shannon Eakins at Marc’s show at Platform. My post about “Neverland” here. They have relocated to Las Vegas while Shannon pursues her MFA. We miss them.

Marc recently sent me a gift of one of his lovely embroidered pieces. Thanks Marc! I have it in the studio beside a pair of Marc and Shannon’s “Tacoma Drinkers.”  These are leather beer holsters that attach to your belt loops for two fisted drinking.

It should say "Wet Beer."

Plus we have this:

T-Town should by a gross of these!

We hope to visit them in Vegas soon.