It’s been two years since we opened Doll House Baked Goods, our small bakery, and in that time we have learned a lot about running our own business. We had no illusions that this would be easy, the hours are long and we don’t have nearly the same amount of free time or freedom to travel like we used to. But it’s been rewarding and I make a mean batch of chocolate chip cookies.
One of the bonuses of having our own shop is that we have room to display and sell my original art and prints. In the last two years a number of my pieces have found good homes and I am working hard to make more.
Current Art Projects
I’ve updated several areas on the site, adding new artwork that has recently made its way to the shop. Some of them are also available in my store here, and at Doll House Baked Goods. If you happen to be in the area please stop on by and say hello!
Some of the most popular paintings in the shop were scenes from Washington State. I had a number of lighthouses from the Pacific Coast and beach scenery. I love visiting that area and have a lot of fond memories from family trips over the years. In fact, all of my original lighthouse paintings have been sold and I plan on making more soon.
Speaking of art, it’s been a bit quiet on the art front for me lately. The long hours we spend each day baking cookies, pies, breads, and other treats has been draining and I have not kept up the pace with my art as much as I would’ve liked. But I am turning a corner on this and there will be many more new pieces coming up soon, so stay tuned. Here’s a sneak peak at a large piece on the easel right now:
In Other News
Be sure to check out Becky Chambers’ new novel, Record of a Spaceborn Few published by Harper Collins. It’s out in the stores now and it features my artwork on the cover. Becky’s books are great, and well worth your time if you enjoy good science fiction.