Latest Creative Endeavors

Coming soon!

For now, enjoy a cute pic of one of my best buddies here in Seattle– fellow artist Kayla Cabe and I. We met at my 2nd art show in Seattle (where Kayla was a fellow artist showing her paintings as well) and have been having a blast since creating new art works together, and being part of the Drawnk art club and finding all sorts of art opportunities here in the city to go for an just hangin! Next adventure First Thursday Art Walk coming up in 2 days!

Anna & Kayla
Anna & Kayla

And here’s another bestie too: Blake Hamilton an awesome artist (who loves film & photography) and is amazing at it to boot! And also is huge in the zero-waste & cutting plastic use down to size movement as well as incredibly creative, inspiring & lovely!

Anna & Blake
Anna & Blake

Good Art

Cascadea is brimming with art. Good frickin art, on all the walls. And rockin art community.

Every Wednesday night there is DRAWNK the drunk art club. This Wed, it was at Pioneer Square Saloon dope art spot.

These pics are from Georgetown Art Attack every 2nd Saturday in Georgetown- it is some healthy STIM-U-LATION! Tiny Manticore was there arting it up, makin merry an mingling. The Night ended at a dope party at Equinox Studios in Georgetown, Seattle. Spice the band played, as we grooved danced an chatted by the fire barrels.

And just as a shout out Beacon Forest Food Farm is a work of art. A bountiful garden taken care of by volunteers(: Love it!! There are work parties every month and everyone takes care of the garden and eats and people play instruments and there’s usually a yoga class. Lovely Seattle.

Lione from Art Attack

 

Bear in a Boat Art Attack

 

sleeping safely from Art Attack

Thank you friends

I am sooooo grateful for such awesome friends in Seattle! The land of a million opportunities to help each other and also pimp your talents, (for good).

friends
Lovely buddies

The Hummingbird is hosting all my Seattle artworks the weekend of Basphite’s show. Come over and say hey, that’s another rad music spot in Columbia City.

Glad I’m in Seattle. Cascadea!! and it would be pretty uninteresting without all my beautiful friends here <3 <3 <3

It’s good to forgive in the city too. Everyday. 10,000 times, it makes you happier, and feel less anxiety seems like to me, and that means more time being creative<3

 

Exciting Exciting Change

I started working at the Seattle Farmers Market ftw! LOVE this job!

Today I am listening to Mort by: Terry Pratchett while I pack nearly everything to move to Columbia City this weekend. It’s awesome, the story. Recommendation from my bandmate– love it– so imaginative totally helps with this mundane task of putting everything I own in boxes.

Yesterday I took a ride on the sweetest cruiser, like riding on a cloud before Basphite went playing out at Pacific Place……

I am sooooo glad I found a job where I get to be OUTSIDE and contributing to the economy that sources local foods, that is a winning based economy and I am so grateful to be a part of it. Hype local food, and all hail peace in Korea. This is a good day. Basphite finished mixing our first EP and that will be up on Bandcamp asap! Woot baby woot.

Another radd Seattle happening coming up is Sunset Labs at Beacon Forest Food Farm, ya I’m moving to so near to there, totally looking forward to pitching in there and growing it up.

Portfolio Project

This Freelancer/ busser/ Band manager/ Muralist is working on her portfolio. And the website Market House Meats, which is such a fun project and a great opportunity to stretch skill reach.

In other news:

I’m totally simplifying my life these days and focussing on WP skills and yoga & been running sooooo hard, it’s amazing! Natural HIGH. Keep checking back for madd updates with tons of portfolio content showing up here & Basphite has a web page meow meow!!

Conspiracy of Time
Conspiracy of Time – Watch on Vimeo
Conspiracy of Time
Conspiracy of Time on Vimeo
Conspiracy of Time
Conspiracy of Time Watch on Vimeo

Conspiracy of Time on Vimeo

Conspiracy of Time from Anna Thoreau on Vimeo.

Freelancer Winning Tips

These Freelancer Tips came from Collective Chemistry where I was a contributing member when I first arrived in Seattle.

Epic Freelancer
Epic Freelancer Tips

1. Don’t underestimate your current skills.
2. The moment you become uncomfortable is the moment you start to grow.
3. Word-of-mouth, on its own, is not a marketing strategy.

4. “…people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”  —  Leonardo da Vinci

5. If you want to manage and grow a successful freelance business over the long run, you have to reinvent yourself, your services, and your vision.
6. The first step of change is to become aware of your own BS.
7. Masters do not do 4,000 things. They do a few things 4,000 times.
8. “Success is doing what you want, where you want, when you want and with whom you want, as much as you want.”
9. Understand your most valuable asset: time.
10. Failure is just feedback.