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.

Grand Coulee Adventure!

Rebecca wanted to find some sun for her birthday, so we headed to Eastern Washington the first week of April. Grand Coulee to be specific.

Once we crossed the mountains the sun shone and our spirits lifted. First stop, Frenchman’s Coulee.

We hiked around for an hour or so, enjoying the sun. We saw wild flowers, an abandoned car and this:

We got back in the car, hit the road and stopped for lunch in Soap Lake at the B & B Drive-In. We hoped we would see Claude Zervas who has property here, but he must’ve been back in Seattle.

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Quote of the Day

Sick.In bed. On a GORGEOUS Seattle Saturday. Ugh. Trying out a laundry list of cold medicines to alleviate MULTIPLE symptoms. Don’t worry. Not at the same time. Watching college basketball with the sound down while leafing through Pauline Kael’s “For Keeps.”

Damn Straight!

I almost spewed herbal tea on my lap when I read this line from her review of Return of the Jedi from 1983, “Yoda looks like a wonton and talks like a fortune cookie.”

Thanks Pauline.

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!”