let me tell you about...
these creatives. They are powerful people who have inspired me greatly and with each interaction I grow more confident in the belief that we are all creatives. it does not matter what title we hold, we are creatives because we design our lives, cultivate things greater than ourselves, continually connect, and proclaim in our unique way, that a life well lived is accessible to all. these people are testament to that truth.
Zachariah "Mr. Five" / 1st and madison
the water taxi was my savior in face of my anxiety. despite it's frustrating catalyst, the result of this vessel has been a lot of beautiful discoveries, a lot of beautiful people, and Zachariah is one who has made my mornings brighter in face of the struggle. I call him Mr. Five, his optimism seeps from him, reaching out to encourage even those who don't pay him any mind. He offers high fives on 1st and Madison with the greatest smile, and the mornings I do not see him, a joy is sincerely missed that day.
sandy brown / Westlake dance center
I am a novice ballerina. The most progress I have obtained is at the hands of Sandy. I always leave the studio feeling challenged, validated, and bold when she teaches, and it does not matter what level you are coming in, you are supported until the moment you step out. She knows the movements with ease and without question, her history proves it so.
the Dancing man / Alaska junction
he commands attention in his boldness. how many of us would be so bold as to dance unashamedly at a busy intersection, people walking corner to corner, car exhaust steaming in line; so many eyes, so many chances for judgement...but he doesn't care. I admire him for it. He is a dancer, no mistake.
eco seattle collective / zero waste shop
There is so much to living the green life and everyone can truly claim it. Eco Seattle Collective is establishing a place to do that very thing through usable, conscientious, and accessible products. come meet the founder of Seattle's first zero waste shop with the best water bottle known to existence and a calling for low impact living.
byland / musician
You will be swept away by the magic of Byland. Swept to the desert, swept into reverie, swept into the reflective and powerful nature of their music. Alie's voice carries a deep honesty and sense of purpose, her heart in the folds of the communities she and Jake have cultivated. a gift their community is more than happy to return.
strange king poetry / writer
I have imbibed the power of poetry from the strange king, a knowledge inspiring to all logophiles and inadverdant writers alike. she is an artist beyond the written word, too. you'll soon learn that creativity knows no limits with her.
erin oostrel / graphic artist & painter
she escapes to the mountains as often as she can, finds inspiration in the landscape that she tracks, climbs, and traverses. you see it in the composition that moves like it's alive, it tells a narrative you want to know more about and then inspires you to tell your own. from screen to print, she is an artist. she says don't lost your fire. by her example, I never will.
jorden heidal / graphic artist & painter
to learn her creations are self taught is beautiful evidence to her talent & artistry. the stories she writes through paints, swoops of red shades, dotted with white markings like the neurons of the nervous system, are more than pause worthy. so effectively powerful, they urge you to stay a very long while.