Originals, Public Display of Appreciation

(Introducing) PDA: Happy 101st Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

It’s our pleasure to share that, starting today, we’re adding a new type of post to The Woodsy’s rotation. Introducing Public Displays of Appreciation, or PDAs. For various reasons, including but not limited to timing, or distance, or schedule, or the fact that the woman of the hour may be a historical figure, we  simply don’t… Read More (Introducing) PDA: Happy 101st Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Profiles

Erika Kelly: Small Business Owner, Maker & Portlander Who Sews

Erika and Portland Apron Company were brought to our attention by a mutual friend (shout-out to Leah). Aside from the glowing endorsement we heard, the research we did made it clear that her creative entrepreneurship was a natural fit to profile. Following a passion? Check. Developing and adapting her PNW-based business? Check. Commitments to sustainability… Read More Erika Kelly: Small Business Owner, Maker & Portlander Who Sews

Originals, PNW Love

#10: All Four Seasons

This one’s a little easier to write now that spring has sprung; now that the snow has melted, the grass is slowly moving from brown to green, and the signs of blue sky and sunshine lasting more than mere minutes are starting to appear. While parts of the region have more distinct seasons than others (I’m… Read More #10: All Four Seasons

Profiles

Kristen Millares Young: Seattle-Based Journalist, Novelist & Nonprofit Co-Founder

We connected with Kristen through an online writing community, and were thrilled that she was willing to be profiled. Her insights on the PNW, on the field of journalism, and as co-founder of nonprofit newsroom InvestigateWest, can apply to all of us…plus we now have a new way to drink coffee that we’re desperate to try.… Read More Kristen Millares Young: Seattle-Based Journalist, Novelist & Nonprofit Co-Founder

Profiles

Katie Patterson Larson: Art Therapist Turned Art Non-Profit Founder & President

Editor’s note: As founder/president of Art Salvage Spokane (the area’s first creative reuse organization, similar to upcycling) who also happens to be a mom of three, Katie always appears shockingly cool, calm, and collected. Managing plans and goals for her non-profit alongside her family responsibilities is anything but simple, as she shares with us, but not only does she… Read More Katie Patterson Larson: Art Therapist Turned Art Non-Profit Founder & President

Features, Originals

Dear Puffy Coat

Dear Puffy Coat, This is really hard. We’ve had some good times, haven’t we? I’m not even sure what to say, so I’m just going to come out and say it. You need to leave.  I can’t do this anymore. You’re suffocating me. Spring is almost here. The snow is almost all melted now, and… Read More Dear Puffy Coat

Profiles

Ginger Ewing: The Arts Advocate We Need, Not That We Deserve

Editor’s note: When I was preparing to reach out to Ginger about this very profile, I was cautioned that she’s very busy, and that I shouldn’t to take it personally if we weren’t able to connect. Her advocacy with organizations like Spokane Arts and ArtsWA is making waves, and her work, like Terrain, and Window Dressing, is well-known and well-respected… Read More Ginger Ewing: The Arts Advocate We Need, Not That We Deserve