If you haven’t heard.. I got my 1st job here in Seattle It took all the calm I could muster to get through the 2 months of searching/ rejections. Pratt Fine Art Center said no, Madison Market teased me then said no, countless teaching, reception, server and even translator positions turned me down…
I almost changed my name to something a bit easier to “digest”… like Smith or John Doe.
But.. this is a hint at what I am doing for a J . O. B. now.
And though it is not (yet) in the classroom proper it is “Where Creative Dreams Come True”. Pacific Fabrics and Crafts. This is on my route there, towards the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains! Into the industrial district within SODO (south of downtown). When the sun is out this is even more AMAZING!!
Yup! The very place I found my upholstery fabrics for that chair that I promise to get to. Apparently it started out as Pacific Iron and Metal Company way back in 1917, primarily as a recycling center and eventually incorporated the rags and ends from the local mills.
The Iron and Metal Company is still going strong as I hear them clanging about down there. Big props to Jules Glant!
Here’s the front half of the store… it’s impressive and large with the original wood floor (which is why I shall soon be getting some fancy-shmancy orthopedics). That color scaled wall is but a bit of the insane amount of quilter’s cotton we have. from marshmallows to paisley to peacocks
Here’s a new blue rounder that some genius put together.. kind of a mini collection. I touch it daily! Our florals as well are cuteEvery few months the staff does a project to feature a new something something. This month it is a new book called “Modern Blocks” . Here’s the first installment. Can you guess which are mine?I personally hit the Wool and Linen Remnant Tables regularly and would advise you all to not overlook the rolls of “Fashion”
It is so good for me here!
First of all… these prawns are it! cleaning them took me back to my Freedom days. Remember that Omar?!Gotta love a colorful setting :”) Today I found some plastic wares from Japan that make your rice into cute shapes :”) And that Fish is FRESH HALIBUT with a soy flour crust I made myself! Stephanie and Cathi? I made my baby a desk so he can do his internet thing… :”)…and a work table for his art making self!also one for me, covered in canvas for when i get dirty :”) i look forward to getting back in touch with the clay! all three of the tables were made with found pallets and alley wood!
Something to fill the time in between projects… desperately overworked stands for my Sake Sets. Made from the ends of found pallets… I made the table too long and so cut an end off, and voila! :”) Some upholstery tucks and string work. I think I’m gonna do them again and make a lamp out of it…. stay tuned.
Local meat from the PCC. I used the pulp from after juicing carrots to “beef” up the meat… it is such a great idea!!! So juicy!!!
It really can take a while to get anywhere with views like these… this is but a 10 minute walk from our place… that’s looking out West toward the OLYMPICS and the Puget Sound.
The bluest Fairy lives down on 23rd!Those two bridges will take you to and bring you from Chicago :”) I-90 E and W.Pottery is sold here! I was texting with a fellow potter when I stumbled upon it. Will definitely be going back there when it’s open…
This chair, as lovely as it is… needs some help! This is the next project for sure!!! And I just heard of a place down the street from Pacific Feather Co. behind Pacific Iron and Metals… It’s called Pacific Fabrics :”) BIG LINEN REMNANT TABLE!!!
Pillow cases for the fam :”)and now a quilt for my newest niece Alana… who just turned 4 months :”) I miss her so much! and i can see why people get crazy with the patchwork.. it gets addicting!
the slugs will distract me though…
being distracted by what is and is surrounding this new city of mine is an easy thing to do when the other option is but to continue the endless search and the filling out of applications. dare i say it – the job hunt continues. today though, while the revelers are in it to win it down and up on broadway i shall be in the midst of tree and peace. though to get there comes a marvelous wander…lets see where this goes this stroll of mine.
seems the Kubota Gardens is going to be in my future. I kept seeing scenes from memoirs of a geisha, though in my vision they were as cheesy as cheesy can get :”) though all the same, love and hope to one day have my own garden as winding and beautiful!today we are heading to the fremont fair..of which i will soon be hocking my own wares :”)