July 7, 2015

Traveling Girl goes to Washington or how to beat the heat

Portland, OR has been hot, hot, hot — and that’s a sure fire reason to flee the city.  A perfect opportunity to head to the coastal towns in Washington State and visit the shops and galleries that carry my art.


First stop was Sea Hags in Gig Harbor. I spied this shop a few years ago and was instantly smitten with the shop’s name.  I had to have my glass art in a store with the name Sea Hags…and it’s worked out perfectly. Sea Hags has carried my jewelry for quite some time.  Now they are also carrying my bowls, plates and home decor.

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Sea hags display

Sea Hags display



We sailed to Poulsbo for the Fourth of July weekend and watched fireworks from the bow of the boat. Liberty Bay Gallery is a short walk from the public marina which is pretty convenient when making art deliveries by boat! The gallery is favorite among many locals. Easy to understand why.

Rafting up with other boaters in Poulsbo, WA

Rafting up with other boaters in Poulsbo, WA

Brooke is the owner of Liberty Bay Gallery

Brooke is the owner of Liberty Bay Gallery



Shaw Island is the smallest of the four San Juan islands served by the Washington State Ferries.  Only a few years ago the Nuns of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist ran the island’s only store and ran the ferry terminal.  Now a local couple has taken over the job. Shaw General Store  is often referred to as the best store for boaters in the San Juan Island.  They have it all….including If Wishes Were Fishes jewelry.

Last year we customized a display made from driftwood.  They’re still using it!

Building a display

Building a display aboard the boat.

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