Sandra Stowell, artist & maker:

 
Photo of my Treasure Chest based on my 2012                   Sketcbook Project
Ravens are something of a personal icon, and are native to most places I have lived. While the name FirstRaven alludes to a NW Native legend, for me it is about my personal connection with the Corvidae family, my former membership in Corvidae Press, & the pure joy I feel when I hear a raven's resonant call.
 
In 1997 my husband and I left full time Seattle careers for a cohousing community & self-employment on the Olympic Peninsula. We fled city life to be part of a consensus based community in small town Port Townsend. We built a home & started a tiny software business called Firstraven Systems. Later we retired & sold our first (very beautiful) strawbale house to build a plain and practical modern SIP home with a separate art studio in the same community, RoseWind Cohousing. My art has become a daily focus whenever feasible (life happens!!).


See also:  Art at Saatchi Online