For the 173rd week of "7 QUESTION SUNDAY" we shine the spotlight on another influential individual from the PNW. Mae Kade Designs, owned by Laura Lee, is an illustrator and maker of cute stuff
4EVRGRN: Hey, INITIALS! Tell us a little about yourselves.
LL: Hello, my name is Laura, I am the artist behind Mae Kade Designs. I illustrate and create stickers, stationery and much more. I make art to encourage people and spread joy!
- How does the PNW inspire your art?
LL: PNW is best! I believe it with my whole heart, the natural beauty, the people, the culture! I've lived in the PNW my whole life and everything about it is so inspiring! I'm currently working on a PNW collection for the holidays, so keep an eye out for that!
- What or where is something everyone who visits the PNW must do?
LL: Chambers Bay, everyone should walk the trail near the golf course, it's breathtaking!
- What is the PNW art community like?
LL: Lovely and diverse! I have loved meeting so many new people through the art community, it's awesome when we can work together and support each other!
- What makes art in the PNW unique?
LL: I've never seen so much hometown love for an area like the PNW! I think the art here comes from individuals who are so passionate about all they do, that's what makes it so special!
- Who is a PNW artist that inspires you?
LL: I have tons of friends who inspire me, to name a few Morgan (@Wayward.Saints), Arlette (@chocolettdraws), Gretchen (@Splendorandstone) and McCaela (@thesavvysquid)
- Favorite place to see art in the PNW?
LL: Tacoma Art Museum has great art on display always and the 253 Collective has lots of local artists!
- Favorite local product?
LL: If you're a Kombucha fan @KomadreKombucha has the best in town!
Shop Mae Kade Designs at www.maekadedesigns.etsy.com and follow-on IG @maekadedesigns