Upcoming projects:

 30 Day Art Challenge

I signed up for this exhibit… The Forgotten Works Challenge is now officially…  30 Day Art Challenge – http://www.30DayArtChallenge.com exhibit @ T.K. Artist Lofts #308, 115 Prefontaine Place South Seattle, WA98110

I’ve signed up to participate in Sketchbook 2012

News about the Sketchbook 2011 Tour  http://30DayArtChallenge.com

2011 not only brought us 28,000 new artists, it also brought us the opportunity to travel the country with 10,000 truly amazing pieces of art. We jam-packed the Austin Museum of Art and we had a line all the way to the next block on 1st Ave in Seattle, WA. We met amazing families in Washington, DC and had 3,500 books checked out in San Francisco. And best of all, every single book has been checked out, for a total of more than 26,000 views — so far!


Sketchbook 2011 also allowed us to have a full-time staff of people who work their butts off to make sure this tour goes off without a hitch. I have never met a more dedicated team then the five people that drove your 10,000 books well over 17,000 miles in a giant box truck. They endured everything from snow to 100-degree days. They even had four flat tires during their travels. I personally have never felt so dedicated and worked so hard to make this the most amazing tour possible!

 Though things took longer and we had some unexpected hiccups, I hope that everyone understands the magnitude of a 10,000-book nationwide tour. In the past four months we have digitized over 5,000 sketchbooks from all over the world, exhibited 10,000 books around the country and created a home for them in Brooklyn, NY that is growing every day!


Poetry Workshop News

On Saturday, July 16, I participated in a workshop titled Place and Persona facilitated by Tacoma Poet Laureate – Josie Emmons Tuner. The free workshop examined the writing of poetry from the viewpoint of an imaginary person. Participants explored Fort Nisqually [which is within Point Defiance Park] and the surrounding area of the park… then wrote and shared draft poems.


Mike McGuire at Fort Nisqually has said that they would indeed like the participants to return and read the poems that were created at the Fort during the workshop.  A date in October will be announced.


Information about the Tacoma Poet Laureate program is available at http://www.tacomaculture.org/arts/PoetLaureate.asp.


Saturday, August 6, 2011, 11- 4 pm

Auburn’s Les Gove Park, 11th ST SE & Auburn Way S

This free one-day art extravaganza invites you to create and celebrate art in the park. The third annual ArtRageous includes hands-on all-ages art activities, local art organizations, professional artist demonstrations, 20+ art vendors, food booths, and a special Wonderland: Alice Adventure all-ages escapade you will not want to miss!

Hands on Art –  I’m presenting Sumi-e


Art Vendors

Current Exhibits

Whimsical Sumi-e

Met Vets Solo Exhibit July- September 2011

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, 401 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma, WA 98402

(253)274-0225       www.metvetpets.com



This show highlights the circle as an organizing principle found in artworks that are both realistic and abstract. Show Dates: June 16 – Oct. 17, 2011 Site location: University House Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way N, Seattle

Charlotte Beall curator


Dropped new Sumi-e cards at:

Traditions 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA

White Dove Gallery 5934 88th Street SW in Lakewood, WA

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts 151Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA


Bainbridge Arts and Crafts – Rental Program:

My whimsical Sumi-e cats are hung Silverdale Harrison Medical Center, in the lobby of Pediatric Rehab, Bremerton, WA.



Finishing up the Children’s Summer Art Classes…

Check out the fall schedule here…

https://sites.google.com/site/ellenmiffittartist/ [specific for class info]


Online Shops:

http://www.zazzle.com/Nine_Lives_Studio images on a variety of products
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NineLivesStudio  – PMC jewelry

http://ellen-miffitt.fineartamerica.com – prints/cards