issue 65: e. terumi woods

Terumi Woods
e. terumi woods
artist

Terumi Woods hesitates to call herself an artist. She’d rather say she’s a compulsive creator — fascinated by architecture, urban spaces, and nature, particularly when they intersect with each other.

Through real-world training in an architecture office and the variety of classes she took at City College of San Francisco, she realized there is a real tension between keeping the artistic inspiration alive and the tedium of the details. Her drawings try to represent that tension. Terumi is starting to really play with watercolor, a medium she finds both intriguing and terrifying … and she’s in love.

Find Terumi at Woods Work Studio and on Instagram.

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64: julia shipley

Julia & pup B&W taken by Howard Romero
julia shipley
poet

Julia Shipley is the co- founder of Chickadee Chaps and Broads, a hyper-local micro press. She’s also the author of newly released, Adam’s Mark: Writing from the Ox House a collection of lyric essays about writing and farming. Her third poetry chapbook is forthcoming from HoneyBee Press in July. A contributing editor for Yankee, her work has also appeared or is forthcoming in FIELD, Green Mountains Review, POETRY, Taproot and The Toast. Her website is www.writingonthefarm.com.

Bio photo by Howard Romero.

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63: michele graham


michele graham
photographer + mixologist

Michele Graham grew up on the border of upstate New York and Vermont but has spent most of her adult life on the West Coast. She has been a paint maker’s apprentice, cheesemonger, graphic designer, and a tiny roadside cafe owner in Baja California. Michele works at an arts non-profit in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband and young daughter. She also creates and mixes drinks at small events and gatherings. She loves food anthropology, cocktails, gardening, photography, knitting, and taking walks.

Find Michele at cider & rye. She also posts way too many photos on Instagram.

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60: lisa congdon

lisa congdon
illustrator + artist

Lisa Congdon is a San Francisco-based illustrator and fine artist. Raised in both upstate New York and Northern California, she grew to love the trees and animals that surrounded her. That love is now expressed through her colorful paintings, collages and drawings. She is also the author of A Collection a Day, which was spawned from a 2010 creative endeavor. Lisa and her work have been featured in Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, Dwell, The San Francisco Chronicle and 7×7 Magazine. She lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with her partner, Clay Lauren Walsh, her 10 pound chihuahua, Wilfredo, and her two cats, Barry and Margaret. She works at her light-filled studio several blocks from her home. She’s an avid cyclist, swimmer and vegan. Lisa is represented by Lilla Rogers Studio.

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59: jennifer judd-mcgee

jennifer judd-mcgee
artist

jennifer judd-mcgee lives and works on mount desert island in maine. mixed media and illustration are her favorite mediums, and she draws her inspiration from her coastal maine surroundings. she has shown her work in galleries across the country and is represented for licensing and illustration by lilla rogers studio. please visit her blog or her etsy shop for more information.

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58: jen altman

jen altman
photographer

Jen Altman is a photographer, writer, and editor. Her work has been exhibited throughout North America and is held in private collections across the globe; her photography can be seen in publications by Chronicle Books, Somerset Studio, Small magazine and online at Oprah magazine and Epicurious.com. She recently shot and styled Super Charged Smoothies for Chronicle Books and is currently writing Instant Love: How to Make Magic & Memories with Polaroids for Chronicle to be published in Spring 2012.

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