Hackathon!

This week, I am planning to do a hackathon, Tuesday & Wednesday. Me & Amy. Two days of total immersion on our sites! I am soooooo pumped from just getting off the best commission yet in Seattle. Two amazing murals back to back, shout out thanks to Stan Shaufler for hiring me for such an AMAZING gig!

Cassandra Mural Gallery
This was such an amazing gig! The “Cassandra” Mural Commission, 2020
Working on Octopus Mast
Anna Thoreau working on Octopus Mast Mural #1
Dream Team
Dream Team. We went on an epic Olympic Peninsula trip. Now…Hackathon!

Octopus Mural

Been having a swimmingly good time painting octopus tentacles to decorate a sailboat in Shilshole Marina in Ballard.

Anna Thoreau paintbrush in hand
Anna Thoreau paintbrush in hand

It’s an amazing project & I’m thrilled with the opportunity to collaborate & execute. The first mural wraps around the mast. There are two more paintings that decorate the ceiling of the main sleeping cabin & entryway.

So much opportunity for creative visual expression on one of my favorite themes “The Sea”; “El Mar” definitely with a touch of whimsy & lots of room for imagination. Will post more pics as the project evolves. As it turns out, I was just swimming in the ocean with my bud yesterday, playing around in the waves with a surfboard around Westport. It was invigorating to be sure!

Westport, Wa Seashore image
Weekend Getaway to the Seashore. Love the PNW!

Manifesting & Patience Flexin

Greetings. Currently aesdiopod operations are based out of ………. the most amazing artist community live-workshop in South Seattle. But I am seeking a new home, since I am staying in some offices that are meant to be rented out to a company.

I would love to find another rad group like this, who shares food & cooks for everyone. There’s a music room here too, I love playing the drums & piano, and jamming with homies & other friends.

Been happy to update the site. I am turning my attention to: Patreon; Hit Record; & Fivver; & Etsy as well as creating a page on my site to sell prints & other products of my creation.

This vibe here is amazing! I am so grateful I landed here with these beautiful folks. This is living the dream, this is a magik place(:

Art Prints for Sale
Art Prints for Sale. email me: aesdiopod@riseup.net or via the online socials

 

 

 

inspired poetry

TWITTER::

phenomenon

: attraction: facial, energetic, synthesis, shared energy & experience, inspiration, mutual appreciation.

I wanna play games & laugh with the beauties here. wow. #poetry

Sk8 night tonight at El Castillo

Twitter did this today, so I posted my poem on my own site. Si se puede comrades!

twitter
We’re for sale on twitter, I dare say. Freedom of Information. Free sharing, more voices. New Economic Order, Not so much for sale. Patreons. Amen.

Nazdarovya!

aesdiopod
Anna Thoreau, quest for a New World, from Cascadia rainforest in the mystical PNW

 

The Plebs

Dev life is flexin because in Seattle, if you can work remote here then you are. And the rest of us who’s jobs involved mixing better go online to be rustle up them duckets.

What a great time to be flexing the etsy store and finally building that app that I’ve been dreaming of dropping from my site. And Youtube channel Creativity in Cascadia.

Remote Life
Remote Life
Remote Life 2
Remote Life 2

 

New House! New Friends!

Me & Kayla are in an art directory book! See pic.

I moved to a new house (:(: And Amy came over & helped arrange all the furniture. It took hours.

I’ve been playing with Igor on violin & Brian on bass! We are playing Tuesday at Cafe Racer! This is a wonderful sweet thing!

I am working on building up my routine again. Tonight I am staying out at Amy’s in Newcastle. We have been having a workparty/ dinner party. And I learned to play Eukre cause both these lovelies are from Michigan.

I am feeling wayyyy more inspired on working on my projects. I also want to totally get back into my early morning routine. I feel like ALL the right influences are coming my way to get it going. Definitely on the UpSwing <3

Art Prints – hot off the press!

The 12 days of Christmas are upon us. I printed up some art prints for last minute holiday gift giving (which in my book lasts 12 days- till Jan 6th). I’m selling them out of my busking case in downtown Seattle on Christmas Eve.

Art Prints for Sale
Art Prints for Sale. email me: aesdiopod@riseup.net or via the online socials

They’re 5$ printed on heavyweight card stock & signed by the artist (moi). If you would like to meet me tomorrow & get one please text me: 248-688-0246 & we can meet up around West Lake/Pike Market area. Otherwise, please get in touch: aesdiopod [at] riseup [dot] net, to arrange an online transaction. I can send out an email announcing your gift! As always, thanks for supporting local artists!

Creative in Cascadia

Fall is here, hear the yell…. What’s good in Cascadia is there is a ginormous park by la casa complete with high cliffs, essentially. I am making going there part of my regular routine. It sounds corney but there really is a bounty of wilderness in my backyard. It’s a little hike to get there but then, no one around and it’s pure prana, watch the leaves fall out of the trees peace. Good stuff. Seahawks played on Sunday and I was there to rock the vibe and collect a few tips while I was at it. Follow your bliss internet massive!

New Relms for Eyes & Antenas

Arent we all?
Cant get to the innermost center of you onion without peeling your layers.
Keep looking for blind spots and smoothing bumps in the road.
Its a portal to disintegrating a layer; shedding of skin: initiation. Who was I yesterday? Who am I today? who am I tomorrow? Who do I think I am and which me can wholly see all of of me? Climb a tree…my child’s eye is pleased. Climb a mountain: my perspective is humbled. Dive into the ocean of everything. Till you feel no separation. Feel the immersion. Motherships heart overfloweth.
a homie collab
"Sea of Aire" Acrylic on Wood
“Sea of Aire”
Acrylic on Wood (2 pieces)
“Which View it’s Up to You” Painting about Perspective. Spray paint and Acrylic.
“Healthy Bright Aura” acrylic on bass drum head

“Productivity” or “Calling it in” acrylic painting from a Creativity in Cascadea Art Session with Kayla Cabe in Seattle
“All About the Music” 2.0 repaint in progress of the original painted in Detroit. Original Painting location not known.

 

 

Areal View

I have written a handful of songs so far living in Seattle, one is called “Areal View” and here is a painting that I did in the spirit of that tune. It’s about getting some distance on any troubling feeling and steering one’s mind more toward the ZONE.

My band is Pixie Dust (aka Touched with Fire), but Pixie Dust is shining through more than ever as of late.

More works coming soon! I have a new amazing workspace that it took a while to build up just right– So grateful for that!

Areal View art for a song
Areal View art by: Anna Thoreau for the original song by Pixie Dust by the same title