I'm back in Edmonton and there was 2 feet of snow to welcome me, agh. Here's a few (okay a lot) pictures of my last night in Seattle. I went to my favorite place by the ocean in Edmonds to drink Starbucks, sketch, and watch the sunset.
I think this is the first pictorial evidence of Starbucks-ing on my trip but be assured that there was plenty.
Sketching on the dock.
Do you guys ever have moments when something is so beautiful that you physically ache with the wonder of it all? This was definitely one of those times. I stayed until it was dark and it kind of broke my heart a little to turn my back to the ocean and walk back up the little hill to the Starbucks where my car was parked.
Hey peeps! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas filled with cheer and all that jazz. I spent my Christmas Eve with these peeps,
party central. I mostly just watched Christmas movies and watched them sleep, ha. I love watching the same movies every year, tradition and all that.
After a few days of laying low we went to the Pike Place Market today; I go there every time I'm in Seattle and I never get tired of it. It's just so iconically 'Seattle' you know? Everyone's so happy to be there and it's close to the waterfront which I always love. I never really buy much of anything except a chai-latte from the original Starbucks and flowers for my Granny. We're not exactly in good flower growing season right now though and there's no way I would spend money on dried flowers (ew) so all I bought were some hazelnuts.
After the market we walked up to the downtown Anthro, it's just a few blocks from the market and it was such a beautiful day today. I get really photo obsessed when I'm walking around downtown Seattle, the buildings are so amazing.
This one is my desktop background at the moment.
And finally we arrive at Anthro downtown.
I had to take a million pictures cause my friend Kelsey does the design at the Edmonton Anthropologie and she's never been to Seattle so I wanted her to see it. Plus you peeps needed to share in the beauty.
You can't tell but those labels in the cabinets are made of printed paper and have keys attached to them.
The store had two levels and a lovely staircase joining them.
Peeling wallpapar, agh!
I've been loving the cotton lately...
They had little snowflakes painted on the window upstairs.
I'm not a big fan of orange but I liked the idea of this, maybe I'll try it on a white cabinet with a scripty font on a light tiffany blue.
That's it for now peeps, I took a whole bunch of photos tonight at the waterfront but there's enough here for now. 15 hours of driving tomorrow...
Now I'm hopefully going to be able to hit up both Seattle Anthropologie stores before I leave but for now here's a few pictures from the University Village one. Linda and I went down today walked around, ate cupcakes, ogled expensive kitchenware and of course made our way around Anthropologie (several times actually). A few pictures...
They had all these super cute lights everywhere around the U-village shopping centre; I just loved them.
and no snow!
The front window...
how cute are these birdhouses?
I love these cotton stems...
I find myself consistently awed by Anthro design, I really love exploring these stores. I hope you aren't too bored by this peeps.
My lovely roommate Jill refers to Seattle as 'The Promised Land' and peeps it's true. I've been here for two days and I just feel so... I don't even know. There's something about this place that I'm so in-love with. I don't know if it's the Starbucks on every corner, the lavender scented breezes or the ability to see the ocean by driving for only 10 minutes. Here's a few photos and my top ten highlights of the first two days here:
1. Running outside yesterday morning (although I should probably admit that only about the first 10 minutes was a run, I have been slacking off in the running department over the last few weeks and I'm a bit off my game).
2. Visiting my favorite place again (of course this visit was preceded by a visit to Starbucks)...
of course there had to be a few self-portraits on the pier.
3. A long walk along the water with my Aunt Linda.
4. Walking across a parking lot with Linda, getting a whiff of lavender and following our noses over to the plant from which I promptly collected a handful to stuff my sketchbook with.
5. Posing with the lavender in front of Bud's Bait House, Linda insisted I do this.
6. Eating some pretty amazing chicken lentil soup made by my Granny. Why is food so much better when other people make it?
7. Finding more tools for my now infamous You're A Tool Royal Bison necklaces. If you've been waiting for one drop me a note and I'll see what I can do. They sold out in a few hours at the Bison so I was crossing my fingers that there would be some more in Seattle so I could make more. Hey-oh!
8. Buying Dr. Scholls gel insoles for my grey boots, seriously, they're so amazing. I have super high arches and they make my (very flat) boots so much more comfy.
9. Eating this amazing burrito at my fave mexican place with one of my fave Seattle peeps Lauren.
I can't tell if this photo makes it look disgusting or amazing? For the record it was amazing, seriously beans, guacamole and chicken are the best combo ever.
10. This light...
It was so beautiful, I couldn't stop taking photos.
Hey peeps, I'm back (for now, ha). I've been crazy busy ever since the Royal Bison with orders (which I love, thanks peeps) and millions of trips to the print shop. I've been kind of a crummy blogger and have a huge back up of photos about three weeks old so for now, here's what I've been up to...
rosy winter walks with the roommates...
snow days with anti-social deadbeat roommates,
a reception for my show at The Sugarbowl that included the drawing (and Googling) of rat kings,
note the writhing rat on the left...
finally getting a NEW CAR! It's a Honda Fit and peeps I love it. Yay!
Getting a new haircut (also, taking pictures of myself in the bathroom at the Dutchess, the wallpaper was too good to waste, ha).
meeting peeps for hot chocolate, macarons and pan 'au chocolats,
My roommate Jill threw a pretty fabulous Christmas party this weekend. There was an amazing dinner and I briefly busted out my yearly dance moves that night. Who can resist dancing to 'Forever'? Not me.
Meg & Beth, I'm not sure what was going on here, ha,
Jill and meg.
*please take note of the pelts on the wall in the background, ha.
Other activities over the past few weeks have included delivering prints, watching The OC, working on commissions & sketching...
That's it for now, I'm kind of exhausted and I have another busy week. I am so looking forward to spending Christmas in Seattle drinking Starbucks and sitting by the ocean. It's been too long.
EDIT: Guys how could I have forgotten to tell you the name of my new car?! It has been dubbed 'The Dark Lord', ha. That's right, after he who must not be named. That way when I'm driving and someone is in my way I can say things like "The Dark Lord waits for no one". So awesome! It also allows for endless Harry Potter references - Hey Oh!
I am a 27 year old Artist, Illustrator & Teacher living in Seattle. This blog is my way of sharing what is going on in my little world of arting and crafting. Thanks for poking around and I would love it if you left a note or comment. It seems to validate my writing somehow, ha.