Jade Gordon greeted me with a warm and honest smile on the floor of the Emerald City Comic Con. I first met Jade at a concert where I caught a glimpse of her awesome fan art. It made me curious about her work, so I looked it up, liked it even more, and finally reached out for an interview. She agreed, and in this interview she shares a few glimpses into her process and work, not only with fan art but as an illustrator. Continue reading…


Anita Arora Makes Morbid Art

Anita Arora aka Morbid Anatomy

Anita Arora began her pursuit of the arts while crossing continents and oceans, exploring classical dance and music from London and America. Returning stateside from her native London, she set down roots as she continued experimenting with artistic forms. Anita’s appreciation of art that walked a fine line of social distance led her to begin [...]

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In Defense of Ugly Children

In Defense of Ugly Children

It’s late at night in the workshop. I’m really too tired to continue working, but I’m so close to finishing that I can’t quite make myself shut down yet. There’s less than half an hour of work left, so I rationalize that it’s best to just push on and get it all done in one [...]

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Cyra Jane’s Art is Exploration

Cyra Jane

Cyra Jane has an eye for textures and patterns. Intricate spirals, abstracts of lines and shapes, most are paintings but some incarnations manifest themselves as sculptures both large and small. Examining the perfectly placed pieces around her home studio in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, feels almost like a tour through Cyra’s own mind, heart and soul. [...]

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Tara’s Jewelry is Kind of Strange

Tara is Kind of Strange

Tara Brannigan makes jewelry and costumes out of silver, bones, stones and leather. Among other things. This is almost a counter to her tech-oriented day job, except that her love of technology occasionally steps into the artistic realm. Such as in the case of her bench-cam, a live webcam from Tara’s workshop where interested parties [...]

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Are You a Storyteller?

Good stories don't have to be long.

Storytelling is power. When you tell a good story the world stops, magic happens and those who listen are enthralled. We use stories to build brands, find potential mates, friends and partners. We use them to convey feelings, morals and values that might otherwise be difficult to address. Anything can be sold through storytelling, from [...]

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Interview: The Twilight Artist Collective

Mary, Cheryl and Erin from Twilight Artist Collective

Erin Staffeld, Cheryl Robinson and Mary Enslow (front to back) are the three owners and operators of the Twilight Artist Collective (TwAC). They have a boutique in the heart of West Seattle, where they show and sell the works of local artists. I meet up with them after a business meeting, and I’m immediately infected [...]

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