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… voila.

Taming Bigfoot logo
Contest to reduce your personal carbon footprint.

We’re on our way & we got that fire. It’s more that 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.

Paintings by Anna Thoreau
Paintings by Anna Thoreau at The Underground

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:

Show Tonight!

Tonight’s the night! Eva Lu, Kayla Cabe & Anna Thoreau show ya what we got.

Come boogie and experience madd art!

Tonight (9/7) at the Box House, Pioneer Square, Seattle. New works!

Anna Kayla Eva Art Show
Burning Down the House: Livepainting & Art Reception!
Super Saiyan. Acrylic on  Canvass. 96$
Super Saiyan. Acrylic on Canvass. 96$
"Firebird in Cascadia" painting
“Firebird in Cascadia” acrylic & oil on wooden table. Available for sale in Etsy Shop.Prints also available for 11$

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.

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

Freelancer Entry

This freelancer has been in a new bustling city for 5 months now and a healthy routine has emerged yeahyah, and that includes daily morning meditation and from there has emerged a mindfulness– that feels divine.

From being more mindful I can see habits I have that are taking away from success at least the way I want to experience it, which is being in the creative zone for one thing, or just with a good workflow on.  This feels splendid. So one of my new habits is to really hype myself to myself for all I’m accomplishing, and take my time about it, instead of riding myself so hard and just take it easy in this world (: You know?

As for now I can see that I can be even soooo much more grateful, just so grateful– AND SEE WHAT’S GOOD, for what I’ve got going on any given day and love on that. And so accepting of others and kind/patient and treat myself that same way. And be really brave but easy going about it. Always up to vibe with other humans thru the experience of anything we are trying to get done, and appreciate that too.

Our habits create our destiny and our daily joy in life and I have some awesome neccesary ones for a thriving freelancer that I have started, and I am running with them, for the next 96 days no matter what, I am committed to my killer freelancer habits. Then, after 96 days they will be my habits because that’s how it works, after 30 days something you do on a daily basis becomes your new way. One of my new habits is meditation & yoga, –SUN SALUTATIONS ROCK– it’s helping me work way more relaxed and as a creative, we really need that. Take care of yourselves everyone. We’re all in this together after all. Peace.

**And I haven’t been busking every day like I said, I was, but my routine changed, but I have been practicing guitar and singing everyday so no doubt that’s one of the habits that is feeling so damn good. And I plan to get back out there to Westlake again soon and get back on the busking train, tis the season.

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

 

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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