Surf Incubator

Started on an awesome environmental solutions and awareness gig at Surf Incubator in downtown Seattle, a short skate to Pioneer Square. Loving it!

Surf Incubator Lobby
Surf Incubator Lobby

Seattle is amazing! Such an excellent place to be for a young professional/musician. Played music tonight with a great friend, and omg we sounded so good together, just singing our hearts out! Talked about playing out, we’ll just have to see where it goes, but in the meantime, I am thanking Santa and the Universe for my good fortune with my latest client, and it’s for the health of our Planet Home to heck yeah. Peace.

Surf Incubator Logo
Surf Incubator Logo

Anna Thoreau Art Show

Anna Thoreau’s artwork is being featured at Saint Luke’s Community Center as part of the Ballard Art Walk.

Come hang, mingle and appreciate art. This Saturday December 10th from 6-9pm.

Anna Thoreau is a muralist, fine artist, live painter & graphic designer living in Seattle and recently from Detroit where she painted some sweet murals as part of the thriving art movement.

Anna Thoreau Art at Ballard Art Walk
Anna Thoreau Art at Ballard Art Walk

Muralist, Fine Artist, Portfolio

Muralist available for hire. Fine artist who loves to paint, available for contract work on mural art, either independently or to join a team! Please email Anna Thoreau pixieskates (at) gmail.com

All this Art Work will be on display either the actual paintings or in print form at the Ballard Art Walk, with many works for sale. Art Walk Venue: Saint Luke’s Community Center Saturday Dec. 10 6-9pm

Branding a Muralist

Branding. It’s not all about branding, but you gotta do it. Here in Seattle, we have “Art Walks” –heck yeah! and they’re lots of fun, also called Art Crawls. I am pumped that First Thursday in Seattle is on the 1st of December, that’s only 4 more days! It’s gonna be a blast, and THEN….

Anna Thoreau Art at Ballard Art Walk
Anna Thoreau Art at Ballard Art Walk
Branding a Muralist, Progaganda
Branding a Muralist

Anna Thoreau has her first Solo Art Show at the Ballard Art Walk. It’s exciting and excellent motivation to level up the freelancing propaganda, branding, and online portfolio. Prints will be sold, as well as, the “It’s All About Music” painting created a midst the epic creative vibing at illustrious Painting with a Twist‘s grand opening, in grandiose & rising downtown Detroit, the art capital of the sweet earth, ya.

"All About Music" Acrylic on Canvass by: Anna Thoreau
“All About Music” Acrylic on Canvass by: Anna Thoreau

 

Creative Mornings & Practicing My Passion

What an awesome discovery in Seattle, Creative Mornings!

8:30 in the morning and awesome vibes! My first Creative Mornings and I felt like a kid at Great Adventure, well, that’s an exageration, but after all I am a creative. But totally fun and pretty exciting. This time it was a talk on “Fantesy” And it was at Cinerama which is a dope venue.

And also I have been practicing my passion, my PASSION!

Which is making cool art. And playing so much music. As I strive to find the right gig in Seattle, I have been busking it (drums and guitar in turns), almost every day to make sure I am not cutting into my savings, and it has been really awesome. I am getting so much better at music, which is my main passion.

Sea of Aire

“Sea of Aire”, A painting by: Anna Thoreau, influenced partly by the Portugal The Man song of the same title is part of the “Wall of 100 Makers” currently touring Detroit art venues. #wallof100makers

Sea of Aire 'painting' by: Anna Thoreau
Sea of Aire by: Anna Thoreau

Sea of Aire is my first painting I did right when I first became friends with one of my besties a rockin Detroit based Artist, and her soul sister. I was totally newb to the art scene and we three exploded that night in a beautiful soulful live-painting session at the Lofts off the Riverwalk close to downtown Detroit. The Diamond D.

It’s pure creativity from the soul of this world. I painted it when I first started busking playing the bucketdrums at the Lions and Tigers games.

Basically, it’s coming into myself as a freelance creative be it music I’m free-styling, writing, painting, or coding it’s pure expression from budding talents and friendship blooming in an hour –the kind that cries, and laughs hysterically and makes your heart grow. There’s a rawness and a vulnerability that has to be present to create works like this.

“Sea of Aire”, is part of the ‘Wall of 100 Makers’ currently touring Detroit art venues. #wallof100makers

Wall of 100 makers” opens again at The Carr Center next month on November 3rd.

Anna Thoreau is a Seattle based freelance creative, musician, muralist, and linux running believer.

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Blink 182 at Key Arena & Impressions

The Blink 182 show was amazaVIBES!

I didn’t have a ticket but I showed up outside and when the doors would open huuuge clouds of BLINK VIBES wooshed out into the patio of Key Arena in Seattle Center. The Mariners were playing last night too, and I was at SafeCo drumming when my buddy the ginger pedicab driver told me about the show. I’m pumped that I hit up the Blink 182 show. Not to be missed, oh no.

Then this morning I was checking out the show on the Instagram feed, it really tied together my random outside encounters with the whole picture. Like this kid who was pretty upset for being “the only one who got kicked out for crowd-surfing” He wanted to send a message to his friend inside using my facebook acct. I guess his phone was still inside. I couldn’t help because my droid is a hot spot only device. And there was no Wifi outside the show.

I saw the same crowd from the stage this morning on Instagram, and of course as they emptied out into Seattle Center I was in it, I wanted a shirt, but the merch tables were all inside and guarded pretty fiercely– I guess. Enough to keep me away at least, as it were.

Seattle Music Collage by: Anna Thoreau
Seattle Music Collage by: Anna Thoreau Vive la Revolucion!

Heck Yeah Blink Lit Up Seattle Center with their fans and and electric current pumping out of the the Key Arena. I encountered many crowds last night, and pedicab drivers. Seattle was poppin, it was good bike riding. And…

There are a lot of people that live on the street here in Seattle. Copious sidewalk campers, and hella tent villages. It’s actually….. yeah. We have to help them. Ideas and Activation. There are madd resources. The Gates Foundation is here, and so much more. This morning I was riding around in Occidental Square— I have a crash spot in Pioneer Square so I can be out and about downtown (quite possibly my fav part of the city) hella early– and, there was a free outside store event in the Square with all these clothes and bananas and bedding, and such– nice stuff. And good branding and signage. No doubt a well funded community event, I rolled up and was like ‘sweet jackets on that rack’. But the line was all around the square. And the vibe was a little spooky too. So I kept moving. But yea, MUCH need here, much help and further to go…

And then this morning at Zeitgeist coffee, this brother was standing outside the cafe screaming, first we couldn’t see him, then he came into view. It was so early at that point that I could imagine practically seeing a big black dragon, filling half the street that he was screaming at. And then he moved on, and croissants were served and the beat goes on. We’re all in this together, this is how your garden grows.