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Oh my my my my my! Where have a been this holiday season. Not blogging (Obviously!) So, here’s me, Thanking y’all for entertaining my blog from time to time, and for an awesome 2014. The 12 Days of Christmas Show at the Tin Umbrella was a huge success, as was the tabletop holiday show. Stay tuned, because next year we’re gonna take over the block there in Hillman City. Movin on up!

So Happy New Year to you. Yes, YOU! May it be filled with all the beautiful things you want it. Here’s a Sun to warm your winter bones from EllenGiddenbach on Etsy. You’re welcome. 🙂

THIS JOLLY SUN WALL ART IS FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND MAKE.

THIS JOLLY SUN WALL ART IS FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND MAKE.


Host a Terrarium Building Party! So much fun that your only real challenge is to choose which friends, family and neighbors to invite!

I will help you finalize the details, arrive early to help you set up and provide the perfect party experience specifically created for you and your guests. That’s it! All you have to do is relax, have fun and enjoy.

Beautiful work by Lauren Moyer

Beautiful work by Lauren Moyer

As the host, you will have the option of building one terrarium for every 10 people who build one.
All materials will be provided.
You just need to bring an open mind and creative spirit.

Contact Mary at happydelusions@yahoo.com for prices and for more information


On our way to see “Snowpiercer” at the SIFF Uptown theatre in lower Queen Anne last week, we wondered into Caffe Ladro. So glad we did! Not only did we get a excellent cup of joe, but we got to experience these wonderful pieces of art.

wa-stateMossy Tree Mercantile by Lashem Anderson are wonderful photographs of nature like I’ve never seen. Sweet, soft, welcoming, simple, and complex.

This young photographer studies at Bellevue College and her work shines with a love of nature. As a young girl she wanted to be a postcard photographer, and I can’t wait to see these on a postcard. You do your thang Lashem Mossy Tree Anderson, I am excited to see how this work grows and develops.

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My Etsy find of the day. Almost all of the info about this shop is written  in German, so I can only know that these are adorable, and all you should visit the shop. il_570xN.578534991_j4nlleschiwelt.


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A while back I was meandering through Pike Place Market and found myself at the Steinbrueck Gallery. In my opinion, one of Seattle’s best galleries, featuring Pacific Northwest Art. Two of my favorite things in one, galleries, and PNW Art. I felt so fortunate to stumble upon the current show, Gratitude by native artist Steve Smith, native name, Dla’kwagila Oweekeno. His work immediately drew me in and bright bold color does, and the detail, fine lines, and symbols helped to create a feeling of love. This man’s work spoke to me. It spoke peace, it spoke love, and it left me wanting more. There is no art I’ve found that has more meaning in it’s detail as the Pacific Northwest Indian Art. Please, if your in the Seattle area, treat yourself to this wonderful Gallery and expose yourself to something real.lwlm_img_0800_370lwlm_sng102914_14_3986


Thank you, and thank you to all you beautiful people. The show was a huge success! Alex over at Eight and Sand is amazing, supportive, and super talented women. If you haven’t met her yet, do yourself a favor and do so. Here are some photo’s from the show. Enjoy.

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Tomorrow is happy delusions Celebration of 5 amazing years of business. We would like to take the opportunity to let the community, our friends, and customers know how important they’ve all been to the success of the shop. We will be closing are doors for good at the end of September, so this is your last opportunity to come meet the artists and support them. Thank you all for taking time out of your life and sharing time with us here at happy delusions. This has been a life changing experience that I will forever be grateful for. Thank you.