Can has accordion? (NSFW)

I’ve been itching for an accordion for a couple years – a little one, that suits little me, and doesn’t have too many bass buttons and isn’t too heavy. Generally, the less complicated, the better, for a musician like I am. I had a musty Milano at one time, which was a bit too big […]

My Bleeding Heart

I sold a painting I’m currently showing at Broadcast coffee today, while I was making another one. Print available (and pillows, clocks and tote bags too) Original is for Sale

Lifecycle of a rehash

It began as a resurrected picture that I asked my friend Sarah to take of me when I was 15. It then became a ballpoint sketch in my 2×3″ pad Then still, it evolved into a 9×12 marker and watercolor picture, thanks to the art projector I now have as a direct result of the […]

Dreeeeeam. Dream dream dreeeam…

Whenever I want you all I have to do Is dream

Seeking ambient/interactive performance for Seattle Erotic Art Festival.

Performers! It’s time to start thinking about Seattle Erotic Art Festival! Our Festival dates this year are May 30, 31, and June 1, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Performance Director, Courtnee Papastathis, wants to collaborate to create performances which explore and express the themes and emotions within the art that is chosen for the […]

Birthrights Update

I have shot 3 women for Birthrights thus far, with at least 4 left to go and a few open slots. It’s been a really damn cool project. So far, every woman I’ve worked with has had a very different story, parenting experience, and motivation, than the others. One woman talked about feeling blissfull and […]

Branching into color

Used my Holiday present from Scott today – a Visa gift card – for art supplies, as stipulated. My new loot includes a set of pens that I completely suck at using so far, they’re fat and weird and don’t blend like I would expect ‘blendable’ pens to, but after throwing away a couple of […]

Birthrights: An exploration of Transition

Photograph by Scott Steffy, 2013 Introduction I have an idea for a studio photo series which would be different than anything I’ve done before, involving taking images of (LOTS OF OTHER) people, who have given birth. I’m curious if my mother friends would be interested in being a part of realizing it. Synopsis Here are […]


I swear I just saw myself for the first time I told myself in the mirror As I cried after connecting so incredibly profoundly with multiple people (And once again meeting another incredible man I can’t have in my life like I would prefer, god damn stupid growth opportunities) “You are.. An amazing woman. And […]

“Finished” sketches

These drawings represent a few milestones for me artistically. Firstly, it is while creating these tiny sketches (2×3″) in my sketchbook yesterday that I was able to draw, for the first time in memory, a recognizable likeness on purpose. And then I did it again, multiple times! Secondly, as to my emerging cartoon style, I […]

Working on drawing expression today

Still not me..

But getting closer.

Late night sketches

Not doing so well on the whole sleeping thing lately. With how insane my schedule is for the next month, I best get better at that right quick.

Home for the holidays

Behold – video evidence of the show I co-directed and performed in last Friday, the Versatile arts staff show “Home for the Holidays”. This was a great production to be a part of, and also very stressful. We had one rehearsal before the show, which consisted almost entirely of addressing tech needs. Most of the […]

Good days

Today, I said goodbye to my Taylor 114ce guitar, which has been lovingly callousing my fingers on behalf of my dear friend Jonathan since 2008. I traded her for a Mitchell acoustic/electric ukulele, as well as a Mitchell acoustic/electric thin line guitar, both of which feel amazing and sound great. It was time, and I […]

A few years ago my dear friend Matt Lewis once mused during lunch about “What you could accomplish if someone just wrote you a check”. I fantasized for a moment, and quickly snickered. Like that would ever happen. Fast forward to now, when I’ve just had one of the most interesting conversations of my life. […]

SOLIDARITY: My Next Visual Art Project

Sort of eerie, looking back at old art, and seeing in hindsight how descriptive it really was. I made this pencil drawing in one night in 1996, before I used references to draw. As I recall, I had never tried to draw cracked surfaces before, and I was stunned that I was able to draw […]

First Self Portrait: ballpoint pen

Meet Donia Jonquil Francis. Does it still count as a self portrait even if it doesn’t really look like you and reminds you of like 3 other people?

Sunday night Skullies

Found myself sitting around at home feeling like a crappy artist. So I drew stuff. Still crappy, but feel better now. Most of these are ~5-minute sketches. All are in ballpoint pen in my little 3×2″ sketch pad. references Via google image search: Owl and Cat were unreferenced.

Open Mic Achievement: Unlocked.

I have finally been to and performed at an open mic. I finally found one that I liked the vibe of, at Scratch Deli, where I am also currently showing my artwork. Saw it last week, tried it this one. I was definitely off my game, as well as being tired and poorly fed today. […]

Why We Bleed Art by Satyros Phil Brucato

My talented author friend wrote this article about the plight of true artistry. I have vivid memories of reading it a few years ago, and when it comes along my newsfeed, I don’t re-read it very often. It’s powerful stuff, and sometimes I don’t want to cry and feel all torn open and understood. But […]

In search of assistence

I am looking for someone local to Seattle who is technologically savvy, understands DeviantART, Facebook, Tumblr, WordPress, Reverbnation, Hootsuite and the like, or posses the skills to easily learn these platforms. Your job will be to take perhaps an hour or two a month to post/keep my profiles updated with new artwork and music, plug […]

The Real Monsters by Toby Allen

Character designs based on mental illnesses. The artwork is not at all intended to make light of these conditions but instead is intended to give these intangible mental illnesses some substance and make them appear more manageable as physical¬†entities. – Toby Allen An utterly amazing ongoing project which I’ve no doubt has and will help […]