Got a new camera and I’m trying to figure out how to take shots at night. Because I’m a degenerate who associates with other degenerates at night.
Hello friends! I made another quilt square trio – this time in the spirit of the holidays. And they’re on cards! Would you like to send some to people you love (and help your internet friend pay rent)? If so, give me a shout (or swing by the holiday markets in Wallingford or Issaquah!).
I’ve found these squares to be so peaceful and meditative to work on. They make me feel warm and nostalgic for the midwest. They always take about ten times as long as I expect, but the act of slowly shuffling through scraps of paper I compulsively collect, laying out the geometry behind the pattern, and trying a million different shades of colors before finding the right one is a nice way to spend a day. Also, shoutout to my roommate for teaching me how to use a jigsaw to cut the wood for these.
I hope you’re having a fantastic week. Cheers, R.
Last in the pink and blue and yellow quilt series – time to go curl up under a pile of quilts and take a nap.
Another homage to the skilled folks that make things to keep us warm and to the quilt barns I saw all over while living in the midwest for a few years. How cool to have your own signature square on a barn.
Cards and prints available as always (online or at the Wallingford Holiday Market in Seattle on Nov 30!) Cheers, R.
I’ll be hanging out and peddling my wares at the first ever (!!) Wallingford Holiday Market in Seattle, and YOU SHOULD COME HANG OUT WITH ME. Please? I’d be thrilled to meet you. November 30 from 10 am – 3 pm.
I’ll have some cards, prints, originals, journals, tote bags, and other things with my art on them. I’d like to think people that you care about would be thrilled to receive them as gifts, because I made all of them with lots of love and would be very happy to know that other people get joy from them.
I’ll post some photos of these alleged wares later, but if you can’t be there in person, feel free to shoot me a message and I’ll ship em your way.
It’s cold and quilts are nice for when it’s cold. Here’s a quilt square made of paper. My father makes very beautiful quilt squares out of clay. I’m ripping his idea off. Hi, Dad. Send me some photos of your clay work so I can hype you in exchange?
Got cards in the works for this new quilting series! Gimme a shout if ya want some.
Recent art show was very lovely! Managed to smash two of my frames right out the gate during set up, but so it goes right? Never the soft adventure of undoom? All the other artists near me were so incredibly warm and helpful!
I’ve been bad at posting. Been working on lots of new things and getting ready to be in a couple holiday markets! More details to follow. But more importantly: how are you? I hope your brain has been full of lovely ideas and joy lately, my currently-reading-this friend.
PS: boatloads of cards and prints for sale as always, just give me a shout 🙂
A beautiful and terrifying thing found on a street in Everett, Washington.
Some multimedia pieces in progress. It’s winter and quilts are real nice. Turns out the patterns are quite hard to create. Thank you, kind quilters.
I got a new camera! This bar is always full of confusing energy, so I took a picture of it. A friend and I were playing pool here, and were casually given suggestions of other – less competitive – bars to go play pool at. It didn’t hurt my feelings. Not at all. Not one bit. I felt great after hearing that.
Hope you are having the best day. Cheers, y’all. R
Message me if ya wanna buy some prints or cards of anything on my site ($8+)! Including a written love note, and hand mailed from yours truly.
Today, a personal favorite of small round birds: the wren. Ok, I might be biased as a quite small and increasingly round human, but these little friends rock.
Bubbly and energetic, just like their songs. Look for House Wrens hopping quickly through tangles and low branches and, in spring and summer, frequently pausing to deliver cheerful trilling songs.The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
I hope you’re having an excellent day. Sending hugs your way.
Hello friends, I drew a thing again! It’s been too long! And it’s another small round bird: a warbler. He is very, very pleased to meetcha.
The male Chestnut-sided Warbler sings two song types; one is accented at the end, the other is not. The first is used before the arrival of the females and in the early nesting cycle. The second is used mostly in territory defense while the birds are raising young.American Bird Conservancy
Males that only sing one song type appear to be less successful at attracting mates than males that sing both songs. The early-season song has a musical quality with an emphatic ending, sometimes interpreted as “very very pleased to meet cha!”
Hello friends! I have a bunch of cards ripe for the purchasing! When was the last time you sent someone you love a card? Why not send em a nice bird? Shoot me a message and I’ll ship em your way!
5 x 7 inch blank cards!
$20 for a pack of all four birds
$35 for two packs of all four birds
I have cards available for most everything on my site, so give me a shout if you’d like any other designs or prints or originals.
Please oh god trying to sell art is terrifying and I’m broke how do people do this help
I hope you are having a fantastic day! Cheers, R.
Hello friends! I’ve been terrible at posting lately! How are you? How has your week been? I hope you’re doing well. I’ve been busy trying to plan out what to show and how to show it at an upcoming show in Seattle. Here’s my space having been turned into a staging ground for how to arrange things.
Also I made a Facebook page because that seems like a thing people do when they want to sell things. It’s here if you wanna follow me: https://www.facebook.com/racheladmasart.
Can’t wait to catch up on everyone’s amazing art that I’ve been missing for the last week!
Hello friends! I made the wings out of wood and fabric and took the photo with my Rebel K2 (film).
His wings don’t work so great, but he does write very beautiful words that everyone should be lucky enough to read: https://sammart.one/. Thanks for being my model, Sam!
$10 matted prints of anything on my site available for $10 (no extra fees/shipping)!
The first cartoon character I ever loved and related to was Gogo Dodo, from Tiny Toon Adventures. He’s generally wildly joyful and prone to utter surreal nonsense. He creates his own bizarre world full of art and puns and foolishness and it’s beautiful and scary and confusing. Thank you for introducing me to surrealism and being a formative influence on me, Gogo Dodo. Here’s a drawing of what I imagine your skeletal structure to be.
Gogo’s father, Yoyo Dodo, first appeared in the visually fascinating and pretty damn offensive Porky in Wackyland (really aged like milk on the race front) in 1939. Yoyo Dodo was officially the last existing dodo. And Gogo Dodo is his son. Being something that by definition cannot exist is a pretty solid commitment to nonsense if I’ve ever seen one.
If Yoyo and Gogo and my father and I serve as anecdotal evidence, it would seem that gleeful malarkey gets passed down.
Found these soft friends in the Atlanta zoo. They’re buddies.
A lovely alleyway found during travels in China. I think I’d like to live there. It looks quite cozy.
Some bits of wires and knobs and slots I found.
Hope you’re having an excellent Wednesday, friends! Cheers, R
Doors are nice. This one happened to be in Antigua, Guatemala.
More trespassing at the abandoned Alabama Insane Hospital. A genuinely historical and spooky place to walk through, fraught with problems and mistreatment of innocent, vulnerable people.
Disclaimer: I know invalid is probably not a cool way to describe a human, but that was the word at the time of the functioning Alabama Insane Hospital.
Happy exploring, all. Cheers, R.
Bicycles in Xian, China.
Today’s Inktober: Build. Spelling is hard.
Remains after a blessing ritual involving getting smacked repeatedly with leafy branches in Guatemala.
Malicious, murder-scheming icicles for today’s theme, freeze.
I’ve been stuck in bed a nasty cold and missed the first two days of Inktober. Here’s my sleepy, sniffly attempt at today’s theme, bait.
Happy Inktobering, all! Cheers, R.
Another self righteous self portrait, cuz I’m a fancy artist, y’all.
Hope your day has been absolutely lovely. Cheers, R.
Taken in the Central District in Seattle. What a lovely shop front.
Hello friends! I have a whole bunch of prints of my work that are all fancy and matted in preparation for a show coming up in Seattle! Want any of them? They’re $10 total (that includes shipping within the US). Anything on this site is up for grabs, plus a bunch more photos I’ll be posting. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like some.