Project Season

I joined a new app to find collaborators in Cascadia. I’ll report about how good it works for me and vice versa, called Shapr.

Also joined a team to work on an app/site/media for Taming Bigfoot, a contest in the Seattle area (total leading city in prototyping/activating the clean energy movement). My bandmate & I were talking on the bus the other day, if you want to help things be better, in this case healthier environment, go find the others who are already doing that and help them… et voila.

Taming Bigfoot logo
Contest to reduce your personal carbon footprint.

We’re on our way & we got that fire. It’s more than a start, it’s a fire!

Rise Up! Action Band played at the 350 Seattle fundraising shindig last night. It was a blast, if you are into helping the planet transition to clean energy, water, food, & fuel, aire like I am go check out 350 in your area & get on board they/we are making good waves. Keep the Oil in the Soil!!

350 - Keep the Oil in the Soiil!
350 – Keep the Oil in the Soiil!

And I LOVE THIS FLUTE!

flute love
flute love

Music house life is pretty damn sweeeeet! Happy holiday time internet massive!

more flute love
more flute love

Basphite has been working on an album to sell out of the case. I’m so pumped about this project!

And I’ve been on a quest for 100 subscribers on Youtube “Creativity in Cascadia” so I can unlock more features to start. I’m posting a lot of videos on there, getting a good flow on. Creativity will save the world!

And THIS WEEKEND Seattle paintings by Anna Thoreau are up at The Underground club in Pioneer Square for your third eye’s pleasure, and for purchase, make me an offer!

Paintings by Anna Thoreau
Paintings by Anna Thoreau at The Underground

Expression

I’ve been playing out on my own with my guitar. It’s been magical…..

magical
magical

Halloween Set
Halloween Set

It’s fun what two brains do when they are really just wanting to collaborate….
What is revealed to them and the dopamine flows….

“I’m free now
free to look out the window
free to live my story
free to sing along”

Morphine – I’m Free Now

happy doin my thing
happy doin my thing

Music Music Music

So much music all over this bloomin bloom!

Anna Thoreau & Liz Kasser
Pixie Dust – Zombie Cover

Pixie Dust is such a boss ass project too. Now Chris the uber talented Violin and Banjo player (just to name the instruments he plays in our band) he plays so many more WELL. But yeah, we played at the Ballard Farmers Market recently and it was FUNN!

Pixie Dust playing Ballard Farmers Market Seattle
Pixie Dust playing Ballard Farmers Market Seattle
Anna playing at Benroyal Hall Station
Anna playing at Benroyal Hall Station

We’re Basphite

Basphite plays out all around Seattle metro and specifically Tuesday at rush hour at Capitol Hill Station.

Playlist is eclectic funk, some klezmer influence and shakes bootie.

If you are in Seattle it’s likely you will catch this band. Pop up sets in Capitol Hill, Seattle Center, and Westlake to name a few and adding new spots all the time.

Come hang with us at Art Attack in Georgetown on the Second Saturday night in October!

Cascadia Hustle

The art show was dope. Abstract Expressionist creating live paintings amidst wildfires in our atmosphere.

Kayla, Eva, Anna
Burning Down the House Artist Reception

It’s been a month full of creative expression. Lots of new work, and new people. And songs.

Late Night Paintings for the New Show
Late Night Paintings for the New Show

Basphite is playing Art Attack in Georgetown, and Seattle Center tomorrow. We’re adding so many new songs! Like this fresh angry punk ass track by Actionesse:

Playing out this week & Art Walks

Pixie Dust played the open mic this week at Blue Moon hosted by the lovely and talented Nomi, it was a blast!

Another Pixie Dust sighting at the Sunday Ballard Farmers Market. Good scene, we played by the flower booth.

Pixie Dust at Ballard Farmers Market
Pixie Dust at Ballard Farmers Market

And Anna Thoreau has a fall art show coming up this Thursday with two other amazing local Seattle artists, Kayla Cabe and Eva Lu. “Burning Down the House” at the Box House is gonna be a groovy, Eva and Anna will be livepainting, and there will be live music, poetry & fiction readings and areal acrobatics. This Thursday in Pioneer Square, Seattle, across from Occidental Park.

Anna Kayla Eva Art Show
Burning Down the House: Livepainting & Art Reception!

Basphite has a page so like it, if you wana. Our playlist includes Upside Down, by Paloma Faith and Candiru by Basphite and Set Phasers by Actionesse– a prolific Seattle Brasspunk Band, where Joel also plays wind Canon.

Basphite is playing the Georgetown Art Walk.

Basphite is Joel & Anna playing out in Seattle.
Basphite is Joel & Anna playing out in Seattle.

Art Walk/ Art Attack/ & Playing Out

Art Attack is coming up in Georgetown, Seattle and so is First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. And this Freelance Creative is hustling. Music has been dope all summer and these two bands have been flexin it, and playing out all over town.

Basphite
Basphite is Electro Swing Busking Duo
Pixie Dust
Pixie Dust working on our first original: The “Cascadia Anthum”

So much exciting fall freelancing funsies! And I just found out tonight that I’ll be part of the Pioneer Square First Thursday Artwalk (9/7, 7-9pm) at the Box House Gallery and Pub. We’re having a combined reception for me and two other lovely art babes. More details to come!

Creativity in Cascadia

How does Creativity work?

Creativity loves friends. My creativity is often heightened when I am with other creatives who I enjoy and vice-versa. And our talks and walks.

Creativity is simultaneously a relaxed & stimulated state, it’s energizing, it’s very in the moment. It gets stronger with practice & love. And it can either strike, often when out and about in Nature or just out or in or on the road, but it also can be summoned when desired for a work.

New Band: Pixie Dust playing the Street & Open Mic Circuit to Start

Busking Band
We out here! This Band Busks Cascadia

Creativity loves freshness & inspiration and meeting new people, spontaneous talks, design challenges. It likes the water, the shore, swimming, or out floating on the water.

My creativity likes it when I am up in trees looking out at the view, or upside down purposely like in a handstand– not from emotional overwhelm, although that can work. It likes heights, and new fresh concept & ideas, and beautiful works. Creativity needs expression, and it needs to grow.

Creativity also can be a double edged sword, and can turn on one and manifest in dark false imaginings, and I don’t have an answer about that, but just to be aware that there is a facet that can be destructive and awareness and solid belief in oneself is a counter that can be played & it might just be as simple as that awareness to stay on the good foot.

Creativity is good for the world, and everyone’s creativity is as unique as they are, and when it comes together it’s hell yeah!

Aesdiopod Designs is starting a new YouTube Channel about: This Freelance Creative’s journey to thrive in Cascadia, and about: A New Band “Pixie Dust” and their band adventure within a backdrop of Street Music, Activism/ Resistance and the Planet Health Movement.

Oh boyy, how exciting!

Inspiration Creativity
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