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🐱🍄 Cats and mushrooms 🍄🐱


I was on my 7th week sabbatical this past week.

What the heck is that? A fine question. I take every 7th week off to rest and recharge. A practice I started in October, 2015 inspired by seanwes.

(This is pretty much how I stay sane and don’t get burnt out in my biz.)

But I wanted to pop in and say hello!

I’m actually not feeling 100% this week, so this time off came at a perfect timing.

My week’s itinerary included: sleeping more, organizing my inventory for the upcoming holiday fair season, and just kind of hanging out on the couch a lot.

I also thought it’d be fun to show you what I’ve been working on in my pottery class at South Seattle College this quarter.

Tuxedo cat ornaments are coming back! 

Once they’re glazed, these cuties will be going to King Street Maker’s Market 11/29-12/2. If I have leftovers, I’ll post them in the shop later!

I’ve also been working on some personal projects.

I plant to mount these mushrooms and the hedgie on a wall in our kitchen to create a fun woodland scene 🦔🍄 I wanna make different seasonal themes so we can switch them around throughout the year!

Oh the possibilities are endless 😍



A few weekends ago, we went on a mushroom hunting extravaganza near Mt. Rainier National Park, which is about 2 hours south of Seattle.  We rented a cabin with a bunch of friends and had an awesome time hanging out, cooking, eating, crafting etc. etc.

We saw many interesting mushrooms while we were out.  Though not all of them are edible, they’re sure beautiful!

Here are some sketches I made of them 🙂

Lobster mushrooms.  Edible.  Smells and tastes seafood-y.  Good shellfish alternative if you don't or can't eat shellfish.
Lobster mushrooms. Edible. Smells and tastes seafood-y. Good shellfish alternative if you don’t or can’t eat shellfish.
More Lobster Mushrooms. Watercolor, pen & ink.
Various mushrooms. Not so edible. Pen & ink.
More pen & ink shroom sketch. They’re so magical and interesting looking!

Hope you’re staying warm and cozy 🙂  And have a wonderful weekend!!