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Beth L
Seattle
I draw pictures.
Interests: I like stuff.
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Yup. Those of you who know me personally already know that as a weird super-private introvert I entered into the world of social media sort of kicking and screaming a little. Ok, a lot. I've dipped my toes slowly and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at stuff about artstuff.
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Did you know about this? Well, you should. I didn't, until the kind and talented quilter Maria Tavey Umhey shared with me this gorgeous quilt she just finished (click to see it bigger). This particular quilt was created in memory... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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The newest member of the family and cute little old man of the house isn't so sure about change, or travel, or a lot of other things for that matter - but he is pretty content with the pace of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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I realize that the price for spending my birthday away from civilization is that I'm going to have to make my own birthday cake. To be fair, I should add that if it were important to me, Husband Guy would... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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Every morning we were at the beach, Molly and I would look for stories in the sand. Stories about where the waves had been. Stories about who else had been traveling through it or even flying over it. Then we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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There was more small driftwood on our beach this month than I remember seeing in a long, long time. A gazillion tiny canvases waiting for tiny paintings. At least that's how I see driftwood. Every day the tide would cover... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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Earlier this month we finally enjoyed our long-awaited vacation to the beach, and it was the best birthday present I could have dreamed of (thanks, Husband Guy). Walks on the beach every morning. Hours spent painting fun little stuff at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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Are you one of those people who can't wait for fall so you can scoot into that certain discount gourmet grocery (you know the one) for pumpkin everything? Seriously: pumpkin freaking everything. Well if you are, or if you're a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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As promised I put the names in a hat and drew a winner this morning, and the winner is (drum-roll please) Stacey Larson! Stacey, please contact me privately at info@artstuffltd.com or send me a private message on Facebook and I'll... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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Now that summer is in full swing, my little backyard garden is starting to thrive. It truly is my happy place. The place where yummy meals will come from where old bottles have found a new life with 2 important... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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A little sneak peek at part of a project I've been working on for a client the last couple weeks: As a kid I repeated this every morning at school; as Americans we hear it a lot and know it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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Summer just got real this week. Happy happy happy happy happy summer. What happy summery things have you been enjoying so far? Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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I don't often get to show you my works in progress - but that's because I'm often designing specific things for my licensing partners that can't really be shown until they're ready to launch the product in a retail setting.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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Here's one that falls under the "probably only amusing to me" category: are you a Pinterester? Have you tried this "Explore Interests" feature? I just discovered it and it's sort of cracking me up. I realize it's just a handy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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As promised, here are some highlights of my afternoon wandering the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: The bees that live there are the fattest, drunkest, slowest and happiest I think I've ever encountered. The wisteria was lovely but what fascinated me most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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I was only there for a week, so I admit there wasn't really a chance to develop a true, deep love. Technically it might just be a cute little crush. A general warmhearted fondness. But love stories have been written... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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This last week while in NY, I got to visit my friends at the Henry Glass Fabrics offices to brainstorm new fabric designs before sharing a lovely lunch with other Henry Glass designers. So fun! And what timing - the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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I've been going to New York every May for 15 years now. The first 14 of those were spent exhibiting at Surtex. It's where I built the foundation for my art licensing business; it's where I met favorite clients and... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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...it's what's for lunch! This is what I've been waiting for all these months and it's only going to get better from here on out. I can't tell you how much I've looked forward to just heading to the backyard... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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Hey there sewistas, have you seen the latest issue of McCall's Quick Quilts? The talented Maria Tavy Umhey of Cheerful Quilts designed this (American) beauty with . . . well, you guessed it. How gorgeous is this quilt? As always... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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...is the kind when the weather permits me to take my studio outside and work in the backyard, surrounded that much more closely by the smells and sounds I love. It's an extra-special treat when I get the chance to... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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Update: thanks to you kind people buying goodies from the shop, $370 was donated directly from Etsy sales last month - every little bit helps! You guys are awesome! By now you've heard about the tragic mudslide here in Washington... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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Life seems to be moving at the speed of light. I think it always feels this way around this time of year - after months of deep, dark hibernation I feel as if I'm emerging from a hole in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
If you know me and have had a conversation about working at home any time in the past few years, there's a good chance I've told you this story at least once already. This post is for the rest of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.
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Wow, so there was that. I've been home since Monday but still haven't really come down yet. And haven't unpacked all the way yet, but we won't talk about that right now. The Mart is always an exercise in overwhelmingness.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at stuff about artstuff.