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I am so excited to head out tomorrow night to the Pioneer Square Art Walk to see Chris Berens work at my most favorite gallery in Seattle, Roq La Rue.

I first saw Chris’s work at said gallery over 3 years ago now. Mind was blown. Dreamy, mystical, and just a little off in subject to make your mind have to move and focus.

If you have the opportunity, go see this show. He’s one of the most talented artists out there, from the Netherlands, and shown here, in our town. Thank you Kirsten Anderson!


Yes we here in the Seattle area have been getting all kinds of grieve lately about our recent snow storm, or rather, ice storm. I don’t remember ever having an ice storm here, and I don’t ever recall any other time when everyone swears that they were driving fine, but no one else was. Good times, good times. Now it seems that all is back to normal, so I decided to create a Treasury to represent the snow, and all the wonder of the season. check it out here.

Snow Enchantress by ThePlumedSerpent on Etsy.


Chris Berens

The music, the wine, the array of people standing by, all admiring what I consider to be the one show I refuse to miss at the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle. The artists that make up “Lush Life 3” are all extremely talented contemporary artists from all around the globe.  They include:

Femke Hiemstra, Chris Berens, Josh Keyes, John Brophy, Travis Louie, Marco Mazzoni, Madeline Von Foerster, Jessica Joslin, Joseph Park, Chris Conn Askew, Christian Van Minnen, Andrew Arconti, Lindsey Carr, Zoe Williams, Michael Alm, Corine Perier, Mia Araujo, Peter Gronquist, and Mia Brownell.

The show kicks off tomorrow night, Friday, December 9th from 6-9pm. And will continue thru January 6th.


Cute, Cute, Cute, Cute, Cute! I saw this cotton candy cutie on the cover of Stuffed Magazine a while back and fell in love. Scrumptious Delight lives in Vancouver Canada by way of the UK, and prides herself on the finishing care she puts into her plushies. Plush You here in Seattle had the opportunity to interview this talent. You can see that interview here. You can see this lady has a great vision and idea of what she wants her product to look like. And let’s face it, it’s gonna make you smile.

And the winner is………………….. KB! Who is the crafter behind Kokoleo. I just love this tee. Not only is it a classic hand turkey, it is actually the kids hand, and what a way to showcase it. You can see her whole tutorial on her blog, “a patchwork world“. While your there you can check out all the other amazing things she’s doing. KB recently moved to the Seattle area by way of Los Angeles, and boy are we happy to have her crafty self here. Congratulations KB, this post is for you. 😀

This Saturday and Sunday, October 16th & 17th, 11am – 5pm. The Intiman Theater, 201 Mercer Street in Seattle. Come enjoy two floors of shopping! And what’s more! The first 50 people thru the doors each day receive a swag bag full of goodies just for stoppin by. Admission is FREE! Although a suggested $1.00 donation will directly benefit Seattle Schools through The EtsyRain team is always on the go! Reminding people daily to shop local and help keep our carbon footprint to a minimum. And hey, might as well get a jump on the holiday shopping season early. Come support some local talent and get something completely unique. And remember for every $100 you spent locally $68 returns to the community, and you’ll feel great about supporting a friend or neighbor who can then go out and spend their money made locally as well. Yeah community! These guys are great, so come out and support the show, oh, and come by and say hi to me on the 2nd floor and check out all the felt work I’ve been doin. Dj Corporate will be spinning the jams all weekend long too, so come by and check out this hot up and coming Dj while you still can.

Mike has been an artist in the shop for about a year now and we just heart him so much. Not only is he a wonderful Dad to his baby and side-kick he also happens to be a very busy artist. Most of his work is of a darker Monster vintage. This Edgar Allen Poe Painting is my favorite although mostly he features many classic Frankenstein paintings and some that have been femmed up a little too. Everything from necklaces, patches, magnets, onesies, tee’s, and mirrors. definitely something for the Monster inside us all. Mike moved to Seattle by way of Ohio with his lovely wife a couple years back and we are happy to have such an amazing artist and person here with us in the shop. Mike’s work can also be found at other boutiques throughout the Seattle area including Diamond Tattoo right here in Renton.

Mirror's reflecting a painting