Saturday, May 28, 2011

new work





Shop's gonna open in a week or so!

Friday, May 27, 2011

shop banner

Thoughts? I'm going for a spring/summer look and was thinking to change the colors of the letters for fall/winter. Although in Seattle there's looking to be no difference between the seasons!  I take it back, a gorgeous Friday was had here.

It's almost the wonderful weekend. I don't know about you but I have two days off in a row and it's time to take a nap! Have a cup of tea.

Monday, May 23, 2011

'themed post' idea: Every Week I Fall in Love

This week? I fell for the art work of Sarah Santi aka Yellow Lion on Etsy.

Sarah's work (prints are available in her shop) invokes for me dry summers, bare sculptural landscapes and a kind of feminine Americana. Gorgeous simplicity. Can't you just see these prints in white frames in a sunny room?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

the shop is finally coming together

A little note: If you would like to get my "Grand Opening" email (and a special discount code!) when the Raccoon Rain shop goes live, please send an email message to This should go without saying but I will never ever share your address with anyone and you can unsubscribe from shop updates at any time.

Thanks for all the love and support you've already shown me with this blog and getting my shop ready. A special shout out to Michael for many a photo-shoot, and many a photo-shoot to come.

This process has been incredibly fruitful as a learning experience and a lesson in checking the details twice (says the gal who has to re-order her MOO cards and bought a domain name she no longer needs). Two steps forward, one step back, then a side skip...and we're almost there.






And a bit(e) of summer too. It's not all work and no play.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011




A wet rainy May in Seattle. But I'll take it.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Makers & Do-ers

Oh I'm feeling lustfully inspired to make! Have you heard of photographer Jennifer Causey's The Makers Project? Jennifer is a Brooklyn photographer with creative friends who make things with their hands. The Makers site documents her studio/shop/kitchen visits and a small right-sized interview follows each studio slide show. Included: Mast Brothers Chocolate, Shabd, Lena Corwin, The Fort Makers, and on and on. It's a fun peak, take a look. All "doing" pictures by Jennifer Causey.

 If you need more inspiration (I could always use more, pile it on!) don't neglect Lotta Jansdotter's new Open Studios book. Her artist and craft-maker studio tours include Brooklyn but cover Stockholm and Tokyo too. She also has her own new website; it's cleaned up and blog is added. Lotta is one of my style icons. Whatever she puts out in the world is pretty darn wonderful.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011






Some snaps of Mother Nature from our road trip.

What a beautiful Seattle day today!! Sun = Such joy.