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Just a few photographs from a recent session with the family of one of my very dearest friends who I have known since college. These photos, to capture those fleeting newborn days of her newest daughter, Zoey, were such a joy to make. All in black and white, just because it’s my favorite for newborns. Jodi and Danny-congratulations and much love to you all. Zoey is the absolutely perfect addition to your beautiful family.

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I photographed August and his parents last month (FYI-that was August. August in August. Still delights me. Yep, I’m ridiculous) at the Ballard Locks in Seattle and had such a lovely morning with them. This sweet kid barely stopped moving and just wanted to go, go, go. But maybe you already figured that out, looking at the bottom those adorably dirty little feet. Thanks so much, Jessica and Ben!

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Just a few days ago when the sun was blazing down on Seattle and I hadn’t seen any rain here in what felt like an eternity, the photo I chose for September’s PANW postcard seemed utterly wrong. And as I write this on Thursday morning, wouldn’t you know it-I’m watching the rain fall outside my office window. It’s a soft rain, almost mist instead of rain, but it’s rain nonetheless. To top it off, there’s a cup of hot tea steaming in front of me, and I’m sure it’s been since at least three months since I last had a hot beverage past 7am. Autumn, I know you aren’t here quite yet, but I am ready for you.

I came across Amy Stone’s work hanging up at a coffee shop on the corner of my street. Her paintings, with their bold and unbridled strokes of paint were impossible to overlook. They feel very joyful to me, and that is something that as of late I have turned into a mantra for myself. Seek joy. Strive for joy. Be joyful. It’s important. For a little extra infusion of joy today be sure to check out Amy’s brilliant #100daysofartfeltpuns project. I’ve spent the past week trying to come up with my own clever pun for this post, but alas. While I can appreciate a good pun, I only ever come up with them by accident.

One other thing of note is that Amy’s painting on the back of September’s postcard is 3D. So fun. See the rest here.

post art northwest | september 2017 | amy stone & emily mccann

SIX QUESTIONS FOR AMY

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A Hairdresser, Professional Tennis Player, and Artist are the three things I remember wanting to be at various times. I am happy I am following the artist path even though it took me some time to get here.

Do you consider yourself an introvert, and extrovert, or somewhere in between the two?

I would say I am an introverted extrovert. I have a pretty strong personality and am outgoing, yet being an only child I crave time alone and spend a lot of time by myself.

What are your top three Seattle area restaurants?

For some reason I had a really hard time with this question. Before pursuing my art full time I worked in the wine industry for many years and my husband and I are total foodies. We eat out a lot. Stateside, Matt’s In The Market, and Walrus and Carpenter are my top 3. They are all completely different from one another but are the total package…good food, good wine and good vibes.

Do you have a favorite book?

It’s a toss up between The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway and 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

What was the last book you read? Did you like it?

Ha. It was probably Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, but that was about a year ago. Between throwing myself into building my art business and raising 2 young kids I am too tired at the end of the day to stay awake for a book, which makes me really sad because I love reading. There is just not enough time in a day to do everything I want to do!

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Thank you so much Amy, for being a part of Post Art Northwest!

Find Amy: Website, Instagram, Facebook

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