Seattle summer

June 28, 2013

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I have a secret to tell you. We’re having an affair with Seattle this summer. Don’t tell New York please. My husband’s job is taking us to Seattle from this Sunday through the end of August. At first I was like, “no way, leave New York??!! I have too much work and stuff to do and we have friends here…bla bla bla”. Then it hit me, I can do my work from anywhere. Sure I’ll have to schlep a computer, scanner, printer and art supplies to Seattle, sure clients will have to call me on PST but those are the only negatives.

There’s so much to look forward to. For starters the weather in Seattle is dry, sunny and about 75 degrees! There’s an incredible show at the Seattle Art Museum featuring 30 years of Japanese Fashion (yes please!). There’s Jenny Vorwaller, coffee, hiking and camping and honestly just a nice, refreshing change of scenery.

The fall will be hectic, my book Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines is releasing (August 27th to be exact) and I’ll be doing some fashion week stuff along with my usual projects. I’m hoping to balance work with some downtime this summer. I really want to get Henry out into the big outdoors. So bon voyage New York, just give us this one get out of town free card please.

images via:

  1. a well travelled woman
  2. pinterest (if anyone knows the actual source, do tell)
  3. the little red house

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kate June 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm

My ideal life is LA in the winter/spring, Seattle in the summer/fall. LUCKY!

2 Frances Marin June 29, 2013 at 1:38 am

Wow! Sounds like a nice temporary change! Be sure to visit Olympic National Park. It’s truly beautiful! I look forward to seeing what inspires your illustrations during this time :)

3 Samantha Hahn July 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

thanks Frances. Will do. I’ve heard it’s so beautiful there. I definitely want to do some watercolor textile patterns based on the landscape and flowers here!

4 Samantha Hahn July 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Kate, it’s so so so awesome here. I know most of the year it’s overcast and drizzly. It’s so hard to believe. It’s actually a heat wave now which is fine since there’s a lake nearby. I think I’d like to live here all summer too. LA for winter and NYC for the fall= perfect life!

I hope we get down to LA to see you. I know we’ll be in SF. Will let you know. It’s been too long. XOXO.

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