Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snohomish Theater Project 2nd Annual Bazaar and Wine Tasting in Snohomish will be manning a booth at the Snohomish Theater Group Bazaar located at 105 Cedar Avenue in Snohomish, WA this coming Saturday, December 10th!  Check out Snohomish Theater Project 2nd Annual Bazaar  or their home website at Snohomish Theater Project .

Don't miss out on some excitement for the whole family.  The town will be having a festival for the Christmas Season. There will also be a Sippin' and Shoppin' event with eight local wineries where you can do wine tasting too!  Tickets are on sale now!  Check out Sippin and Shoppin  for more information!

Just so you know, The Snohomish Theater Project is a local play theater that took over the Carnegie Library and they are hosting the Bazaar as a fund raiser for their group.  If you love to support the local arts then this is the place to be!  They also have an evening play after the event called Santa Claus and the Martians! Shop til you drop, try some fantastic local wine, relax and watch a great performance at the historical Carnegie building!

We will be selling Stephanie Broker reproductions at show prices!  Visit the Snohomish website to find out more information.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Keg Spirit Foundation Art Auction for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Stephanie Broker has donated a few more pieces to the The Keg Spirit Foundation Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser.  You can't buy her reproductions at the current auction price so bid today!  All proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization!  Visit their Facebook link at  Auction in Support of BBBS of Snohomish County to bid today!

If you would like to get a better look at her images you can view her work at on her current web store page.

Donate to a worthy cause and help children who strive in this program!  If you would like to donate and not bid on the auction there is a donate button on the following websites: Big Brothers Big Sisters Kids Book Club or Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thanks for your support to this worthy cause!

Pacific Northwest Artist Stephanie Broker's New Art Work

Stephanie Broker will be displaying her new work of art at the 509 Wine Company in Seattle during the month of December.  Stephanie's style is very diverse from dramatic style to fun and delightful.  When she paints a woman as her subject matter it is unique because it brings out the sensual nature of the poises and exemplifies the mood of the subject. 

More about this up and coming Seattle Artist as she continues to produce beautiful works of art!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Five Zero Nine (509) Wine Company

Pacific Northwest Artist Stephanie Broker will be showing at the 509 Wine Tasting Room in Seattle, Washington the month of December 2011.  The tasting room is located on 1300 North Northlake Way and is open on Friday nights from 3pm - 8 pm. Stop by for some excellent Wine and awesome Art!

Check out the 509 Wine Company at their website and Stephanie Broker's art at

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Teatro ZinZanni (Seattle)


Art at the Moulin Rouge Speigeltent

Wednesday, October 19th from 6:00 pm - 930 pm

Check out their website for more information

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fremont Oktoberfest September 23-25

Don't miss out on all the fun and excitement at this years Oktoberfest in Fremont area of Seattle, Washington.  Beer Gardens and sweet entertainment!  Let the fun begin.  Visit their official website at

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Can a Photographer become a great Painter? I took art in High School and a ceramics class in College eons ago and just scraped by.  I can see beauty from the lens of a camera, distort it if I want and make it into something it may not have been but can I paint?

I see the beauty of the landscape and draw it into my mind but how do I get it to hands and transfer it to the surface of the canvas?

I birth two children who have the natural talent of the arts and are painters in their own right.  It just flows natural to them.  Did it skip a generation?

Could it be that I never really took the time to try?  I always seem to be in a hurry.  Never slowing down.  Some people would say that I have ADD!  I don't.  I use to be so ambitious that I forgot to take time for me and sometimes for my girls.  I was a corporate slave! Dare I say that?  Don't get me wrong.  I was just someone who had to be perfect.  Make the right decisions and do everything the right way.  I forgot along the way that it is ok to mess up....not make a perfect cut or line or whatever!

Then.....I got cancer.  The big C.  It slowed me down.  It made me look at the world in a different way.  It  convicted me!  I don't have to be perfect.  I don't have to be the smartest.  I don't have to be the best of the best....know it all. It is ok to just be me.......

Anyway, I have this blank canvas.  I painted it with gesso and that is as far as I got.  Afraid?  Maybe.  Determined?  I should be.  Can I do it?  Probably.  Will I?  Yes.  When?  I don't know.  Scared to mess it up?   You betcha!  Do I care?  I must because it is still a blank canvas.  Staring me in the face just asking to be finished ....well, at least to be started...... 

Stay tuned.  I will.  When?  I dont' know ...but I guarantee when I do it will be something.....maybe not perfect but it will be something!

Edward B. Gordon: Die Elfe

Edward B. Gordon: Die Elfe: "Was it a child or a fairy that ran through my picture today... War es ein Kind oder eine Elfe die heute durch mein Bild lief... ca. 5..."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ten Famous Works of Art that Are Forever Damaged by Carelessness, Negligence, Anger or Pure Insanity

Ten Famous Works of Art that Are Forever Damaged by Carelessness, Negligence, Anger or Pure Insanity

Fremont Fair is Happening June 18-19 in Fremont Washington

The 2011 Fremont Fair will be held this year on June 18th through 19th. The hours on Saturday will be 10am-8pm with the Main Stage and Main Stage Beer Garden Open Until 10:00pm for all you lucky people over 21 years of age! The hours on Sunday will be from 11am-6pm.

For more information please visit the official website:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Who is Margaret Ruff?

We found a quaint old watercolor in our crawl space in the attic that my husband's Dad acquired sometime in the 1950s from Norway. It was rumored to have been a wedding present to his Grandparents. It's called Ulvik on the Hardangerfiord. I believe the watercolor painting was made between 1870 and 1897. It was signed by Margaret Ruff.

We found a Margaret Ruff who was an Artist and Etcher that was born and resided in Philadelphia, PA but traveled and studied abroad in Europe. She was a member of the Boston Art Club.

She was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and had exhibits at the Boston Art Club, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, National Academy of Design, Paris Salons and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She had also studied under Thomas Eakins. We believe this is the same Margaret Ruff who painted the watercolor.

If anyone knows anything more about this work of art or the Artist please comment.


Friday, May 6, 2011

"Survivor" New Art by Seattle Artist Stephanie Broker

The new Art piece by Stephanie Broker has just been released. It is a tribute piece to her Mother who survived breast cancer 8 years ago and is still going strong! How do I know this? I am her Mother. This piece of art means a lot to me and we hope to use it to help with breast cancer fundraisers. Let us know how you like this painting. The original is not for sale but we are going to do canvas and traditional print reproductions. You can visit her website at

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

37th Annual Walla Walla, WA Hot Air Balloon Stampede May 13-15, 2011

Free Admission to the 37th Annual Balloon Stampede at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds! Don't miss out on some fun for the weekend. Hours are Friday 3pm - 9 pm, Saturday 6 am - 10 pm and on Sunday from 8 am - 5 pm.

Check out additional information at

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Seattle Festivals in May 2011

The 40th annual Folklife Festival is happening at the Seattle Center Memorial weekend May 27 - 30th!

The 42nd annual University District Street Fair will be held May 21st - 22nd. This is one of the longest running street fairs in the nation!

Don't miss out on these two great events.

Check out their website or blogs:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. You need time and money so it doesn't happen as often as I would like it to. It seems every time I go some place I see the terrain and elements of light in a whole new perspective. The shots are not all lined up and in order. They have gained character and substance as I have grown older and wiser. Nothing has to be perfect it only has to be.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Western Washington Fun Festival Events

May Festival Events in Western Washington that you won't want to miss!!

Going on right now is the Tulip Festival north in Skagit County and upcoming events are the Viking Fest in Poulsbo the weekend of May 20th through the 22nd and the University District Street Fair the same weekend May 21st through May 22nd. Lots of Fun and great food ....Don't miss out!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Carol Eliassen Photography

Art Prints

Creative Art

I recently went to an Art Show and met a lady there who teaches Art. She said the misconception in learning Art at any age is that the lines or details have to be perfect instead of how the Artist sees the image in their mind or in person. Forget perfectionism and just flow with the creativity that you the Artist conjure up! She told me not to worry about perfect lines or edges or even having things perfect at all...the artist abilities lie in how they see the world NOT how the world controls them. Do you get that? I did and now I have an easier time in letting out my artistic concepts. They don't have to be perfect! Next time you see a painting or a drawing would you draw it the same or different then ask yourself why?