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A Seed Library in Seattle

It’s happening! A group of Seattle-King County gardeners and seed savers have organized a seed library in Seattle! What’s a seed library? Melany Vorass Herrera, author of the The Front Yard Forager tells us that a seed library offers a simple means of preserving, diversifying and sharing seeds. When you’re ready to plant something new in your garden, borrow seeds […]

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One Day Until Art in the Garden….Meet Photographer Larry Snyder and Caitlin And Judith Dundon, Two of Our Featured Artisans

Fotoitaliana is the stock photography collection of Larry Snyder. Each image has a story, one he’s happy to share with anyone that will listen. Seattle artist Caitlin Dundon is known for her trademark handwritten script and colorful mixed media paintings. She is a professional calligrapher and instructor in both mixed media collage and pointed pen calligraphy. Dundon’s art has been […]

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Two Days Until Art in the Garden….Meet Debbie Abbott, One of Our Featured Artisans

Debbie Abbott’s Favour Design handbags come from a deep passion for working with fabrics, textures, and printed materials. Creating a handbag is a form of relaxation for Debbie, right up there with gardening!  Each of Debbie’s bags is individually hand cut, and carefully crafted, often using one of a kind specialty fabrics, buttons and trims. Come see Debbie and her unique handbags at […]

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Three Days Until Art in the Garden….Meet “Friends of North Beach Park”, Neighbors of the Ballard P-Patch

“Friends of North Beach Park” come together on 4th Saturdays to restore North Beach Park and Nature Area. We have had great success so far. Stop by our table at the “Art in the Garden” event Saturday, August 10th to say hi and join the fun!

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Eight Days Until Art in the Garden….Meet Diana Cronin, One of Our Featured Artists

Lately Diana has been thinking about why she makes pottery and the only answer she has is her real need to create. If Diana weren’t a potter she would probably be a chef or an architect, some kind of work that involves piecing multiple ingredients together and that requires a balance of art and science. She loves ceramics because it […]

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Nine Days Until Art in the Garden….Meet Heather Davidson, One of Our Featured Artists

Heather’s work is drawn by hand and all the images are  original designs, almost all inspired by nature. It can be difficult to create an image that works on such a small scale yet is detailed enough to be interesting. Heather knows it’s right when the finished piece gives her a sense of balance and peace. Come see Heather and […]

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Ten Days Until Art in the Garden……..Meet Carman Komm, One of Our Featured Artists

Carman is a self taught mosaic artist. She likes to use glass on rocks or china on rocks and loves using discarded treasures. One of her favorite things is to re-purpose old discarded windows. Carman likes the idea of using old items and giving them a new life. She thinks there is something romantic about windows and wonders how many people looked through each […]

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Eleven Days Until Art in the Garden……..Meet Kari Schertzinger, One of Our Featured Artists

Kari enjoys photographing the ignored and overlooked. This comes in many forms of objects, nature, and even people. She tries to take a different view of the ordinary reminding  herself that there is beauty all around. Being drawn to the textures in life, items that have been used and weathered, animals with scales or fur, hands that are wrinkled with […]

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Twelve Days Until Art in the Garden……..Meet Nancy Hom, One of Our Featured Artists

“Nancy Hom’s mother, Sun Lan, always nurtured her daughter’s creativity by teaching her the intricacies of sewing, knitting and crocheting. These skills, coupled with her mother’s example as a sewing machine operator and freelance jewelry maker encouraged Nancy to pursue her own dreams of becoming a designer. Nancy has enjoyed success as an apparel designer for the past 30 years, […]

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Thirteen Days Until Art in the Garden….Meet Mike Pond, One of Our Featured Artists

Mike moved to the Pacific Northwest when he was only 9. He showed interest and artist ability from a young age. Being surrounded by artists in his family as far back as his great great grandfather, it is understandable where the talent stemmed from. Woodworking was the first medium Mike worked with; moving to stained glass work that he enjoyed […]

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