July has been a month for slowing down. For soaking in the warmth of the sun as it blankets our city in ways it avoids nearly 9 months out of the year. I’ve spent this month connecting with friends, working on house stuff, celebrating life transitions, and focusing on the finer things in life (good food, good friends and netflix of course!). Being a freelancer it always seems to pour when it rains – work comes in waves – weeks where you are so busy you can barely remember who you are or what you’re doing, and weeks where you wonder if you will ever work another day again. On those slower weeks, I’ve had to learn and concentrate on remembering that the slow times are a precious gift offering the opportunity to recharge my batteries, to rest and to look for new inspiration.

This week in particular I’ve made an effort to see the inner workings of a few creative friends of mine here in Seattle whom I greatly admire. One of those folks is my dear sweet friend Jenny Vorwaller. I’ve briefly shared Jenny’s work here on the blog before, and Adam and I have been fortunate enough to slowing grow our own collection of Jenny Vorwaller artwork (we have 3 beautiful pieces in our home right now and I’m eyeing a new piece that may just need to make its way home soon). I had been so eager to see Jenny’s studio space and she was gracious enough to allow me to stop by this week to get a behind the scenes glance at all her magic. Every last one of Jenny’s paintings intrigues me, and I’m always so so excited to see what series she’s working on next. Honestly if I could nab every last canvas you see here I certainly would! I found so much joy in leisurely exploring her space with her, followed by coffee and deep conversation over a blueberry fritter at a local donut shop. A good day it was indeed.

If you’d like to see more of Jenny’s work and maybe even acquire one of Jenny’s amazing pieces for your own home (I promise you, you do!) check out her available work on her website here or over here too. Thank you for sharing your lovely studio Jenny!

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