Category Archives: Events

Here is how you can cross off that big “to-do” on your list ๐Ÿ“

Hey friend,

My winter holiday craft fair calendar is finalized!

I’m gonna be busy, busy, busy but happy, happy, happy to see you there ๐Ÿ˜

Holiday craft fairs are pure magic. You’ll meet lots of talented local makers and learn the story behind the goods they make.

How cool would it be to tell your loved ones that the art you bought was inspired by the artist’s past work in the anti gender-based violence? Or learn how the Chinese zodiac animals came to be??

(Which you can learn if you come chat with me at the fairs ๐Ÿ˜‰)

And you’ll get to cross off “buy awesome holiday gifts for family” from your list while getting some cardio ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ and admiring beautiful handmade stuff all day long.

Win win, right?

Most of the fairs offer food, music, and fun holiday decorations, too, so invite your friends to join you โ„๏ธ I know you’re overdue for a quality time with your bff!

Visit my events page to get more details ๐Ÿ˜˜

Hope to see you there!

xo

p.s. Go to my events page if you wanna know more about each fair.

p.p.s. My online shop is open 24/7 if you don’t live in the area.

My winter holiday show schedule is here!

It’s October.

That means the winter holiday season is just around the corner.

(well, to me anyway ๐Ÿ™€)

I’ve been booking a bunch of holiday shows since summer, and here is my calendar! ๐Ÿ‘‡

Eastlake High School Holiday Bazaar | Sat. 11/3, 9am – 3pm | Sammamish

Periwinkle Rose Open House | Sat. 11/10, 11am – 4pm | Snohomish

Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Fair | Sun. 11/18, 11am – 4pm | Tacoma

Port Townsend Holiday Craft Sale | Fri. 11/23 & Sat. 11/24, 10am – 5pm | Port Townsend

King Street Maker’s Market Holiday Pop-Up | Thur. 11/29 – Sun. 12/2, 11am – 7pm | Seattle (*My new ceramic ornaments will be on display and for sale! I will not be present however.)

Phinney Winter Festival & Crafts Fair | Sat. 12/1 & Sun. 12/2, 10am – 5pm | Seattle

I’m still waiting to hear back from a couple of shows I applied forโ€ฆ I’ll keep you posted as I hear back from them๐Ÿคž

If you’re not in the Seattle area and feeling sad you won’t be able to shop from me in-personโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜ญ I’m sad, too!! Well, at least you can shop all of my adorable gifts on my new and improvedย online shop now.

NOTE: You always get free US shipping for orders of $35 or more (before tax)! No coupon code needed.

If you’re in the area, I hope to see your beautiful face at one of theย holiday shows ๐Ÿ˜˜

xo

p.s. You can always check my updated holiday schedule on my new website here!

NEW Archival Canvas Prints in Shop!

It’s full-on summer mode here in Seattle.

That means blue skies, sunshine, and beautiful flowers everywhere.

Ok, this photo was not exactly taken in Seattle – we went to Orcas Island last weekend for a short visit.

We stayed at Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead, where Dave used to live for 7 years when we were first dating.

Such a magical place Orcas isโ€ฆ If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend you make a trip up there! It’s not that far from Seattle (about 2.5 hrs one way, including the ferry ride) but feels so far away from everything.

Plants and nature have been a big part of my creative inspiration.

Especially flowers, I can’t get enough of them!

I’m often daydreaming of converting our veggie gardens into flower gardens (don’t tell Dave!!)

So it is no wonder why I created 2018 calendars full of flowers and uplifting messages.

Though the calendars are long sold out, I turned 6 of my illustrations into 8″x8″ archival canvas prints for an art show I’m having at Tin Umbrella Coffeeย in South Seattle right now!

First of all, if you live in/hear Seattle, go visit this cute coffee shop this month and enjoy the artwork in person!

Plus, their coffee is amazing.

These canvas prints turned out SO nice.

The colors are so crisp and vibrant. And the canvas texture is oh so yummy.


It’s scratch and smudge resistant, so you don’t have to be super precious around it, which may be a plus if you have little ones around ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s got a metal piece on the back for easy hanging, too.

Since many of you live far away, I wanted to invite you to the show virtually and make them available for purchase online, too!

You can now enjoy the gallery and shop your favorite canvas art here โœจ

(** Please note that since I only have one of each prints, the artwork you purchase won’t be available to ship until the show is over at the end of July.)

Oh, and if you live in the US, shipping is FREE! Isn’t it exciting?

I hope you get to check out my work in person if you’re in the area, or online if you don’t live nearby ๐Ÿ˜Š

Enjoy!

xo

p.s. in case you missed the link, you can shop my new canvas prints here.

 

Magic of summer time craft fairs ๐ŸŒž

Earlier this year, I set my goal to do more in-person fairs and markets.

Be careful what you wish forโ€ฆbecause it could totally come true!

By the time this post goes out, I’ll have done 15 shows so far this year.

It may not be a big number for someone else, but around the same time last year, I’d only done 4 shows. FOUR. Whoa.

I’m super grateful that Seattle area offers so many opportunities for independent makers to sell their wares in the community.

I used to dread the craft fairs because it’s SO MUCH work.

I’d have to pack everything up, carry heavy boxes down to the car, fit everything in our tiny Honda Civic, drive, set up (often by myself), take down, carry them back up to the car etc. etc.

Well, it’s still work but as I do more of these events, I’m able to streamline the process a bit more, so it doesn’t take as much time and effort.

And as I do more fairs, I get better at it.

My booth looks a lot better now, and I’m more comfortable selling in person.

(Hint: as soon as I realized the most important thing you do at fairs was to connect with the customers, selling became easier.)

It may be weird to hear an introvert say this, but I come home more energized after a marketโœจ

Sure, I don’t think I can do it every day, and I do need introvert recharge time afterwards.

BUT! Since my love language is words of affirmation, hearing my customers say nice things about my work all day long has such positive effects on my mental health!

And because I’m an introvert and a home body, I tend to stay home a lot if I don’t have a (compelling) reason to go out.

Summer outdoor events get me out more, be more physically active, and that’s giving me more energy, too.

(The other day, my hair stylist commented I’d gotten tanner. Tanner than when I went to Hawaii ๐Ÿ˜‚)

And don’t forget the cute dogs at these eventsโ€ฆ I love it when people bring their adorable pups to the fairs ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’•

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So now I crave doing craft fairs and markets. It’s kind of addictive.

If you live in the Seattle area, do come by and say hi at one of these events this summer ๐Ÿ‘‹

South Lake Union Saturday Market | Saturdays, 7/21 & 8/25

Fremont Sunday Market | Sundays, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/19 & 8/26

(*Please note that dates for above two markets are somewhat tentative (for me) – I’ll be there unless it rains or I’m too pooped ๐Ÿ’ฉ Check my Instagram for updates the day of.)

Tin Umbrella Coffee | My art will be on display and available for purchase during the month of July!

9th Annual Redmond Arts Festival | Fri. 7/13, Sat. 7/14 & Sun. 7/15

17th Annual Ballard P-Patch Art in the Garden | Sat. 7/28

Kirkland Summerfest | Fri. 8/1, Sat. 8/11 & Sun. 8/12

You can always check my events page to see the most updated calendar.

Come get a healthy dose of vitamin D, get inspired by the beautiful creations, soak up the good vibes, and just generally have a good time ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hope to see you this summer, friend!

xo