09 May 2012

Space Needle View from Every Room!

Just picture a penthouse way up in the sky, with hinges on chimneys for stars to go by 
--Marianne Faithfull

Just rediscovered this 12" x 60" pen and watercolor drawing of a tiny, memory-filled 1 bedroom apartment on Seattle's Capitol Hill.  Ian and I lived here during our college years, and for several years after as we started our little greeting card biz.  The two of us would sit on the floor with drawing boards on our laps, listening to Marianne Faithfull, Grace Jones and Nina Simone as we made handmade cards one at a time for Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and lots of great little independent bookshops from coast to coast.

Such a magical space.   

Still have the elephant marionette.  And the Cheer box, which is filled with many of the original cards and stacks of artwork.