This summer, Aide-mémoire is leaping into a new, exciting adventure: brick-and- mortar! For the past few months, Aran's been pouring a heaping cup of love and hard-work into the new shop, getting it ready for our opening day celebration this Saturday, July 10.
One of the best features of our new shop: our makers! We're delighted to have a portion of our shop dedicated to supporting the talents of LGBTQ, BIPOC, and female-business-run artists.
To highlight our many, marvelous makers, we've created a fresh blog post series we're calling, High Five: Five Serious and Not-So-Serious Questions for our Makers.
We're happy to share this first post with Michael Doyle, an artist from our own backyard right here in Seattle. His colorful, expressive drawings and paintings instantly charmed us. We can't wait for you to take home one of Michael's lovely notecards.
Hello Michael! Let's dive in with this first question - what kind of rituals or routines do you have in your creative process?
MD: I’m big on rituals, I find them very helpful especially when you’re creating good habits around your creative process. When I get to my studio the first thing I do is open a window, light a candle, burn a little incense and turn my music on.
What's the one tool in your studio or workshop that you can't live without?
You just found $20 on a walk. What would you buy?
Thank you for indulging our curiosity Michael! Discover more of Michael's work at michaeldoylestudio.com