Seen Eugene + Lane County 360

Hey well, lucky me!  I was visited this week by the lovely Mikayle Stole who curates the Seen Eugene Facebook page and Cliff Etzel of Lane County 360.  

 Photo credit:  Cliff Etzel

Photo credit:  Cliff Etzel

Mikayle's Seen Eugene is a great page where you can follow all things arts in Eugene and Springfield.  Mikayle was inspired to start the page with the seemingly dwindling coverage of the arts by our local more traditional media resources.  She does a great job covering a huge variety of events and artists of all types in community.

 New bags and labels

New bags and labels

We've been talking about her coming to interview and photograph me and my work space (read Dining Room) for a couple of months now and it finally happened on Friday!

Local photographer Cliff Etzel joined her.  He's also a host of a web page called 360 Lane County where he  showcases a variety of scenes and photography from the southern Willamette Valley.  Wine, fishing, theater, you name it - he does a little writing for each photograph and posts it.  

Mikayle and Cliff came to visit my 'studio' and talk to me about my artwork, what I'm inspired by, and what's up with my work lately.

I'm excited for a little local exposure and it's refreshing to talk to people about my space, the artwork I have up in the house, what keeps me going, how I find time for it, and where I'm headed with it all.  If you click their links above, you'll see that I'm featured in one way or another this week!

My chatting with Mikayle and Cliff made me realize that I actually surround myself with inspirational work including books, fine art, kid art, photographs, music, garlands, sculpture, dishes and probably all kinds of other stuff.  AND I'm looking for it all the time!!

 Mexican Restaurant Wall

Mexican Restaurant Wall

 Hotel Lobby, Los Angeles

Hotel Lobby, Los Angeles

Ultimately aesthetics seem to play a part in most of the decisions I make on the daily.  Yes, it seems relatively obvious now that I'm writing it, but being interviewed about it certainly brought it more forward in my mind.

 Bookshelf in my work office

Bookshelf in my work office

So - check out the links I highlighted above and be sure to like, comment and share if you like what you see!  In this digital world it's what makes us all thrive a little more in this space.  With lots of thanks again to Mikayle and Cliff for their interest in my work, for taking such nice pictures, and putting them up in their respective on-line forums.

Cheers! 

Emily