Friday, October 06, 2006


In 2005, we visited Seattle and we saw this really cool artwork in a local shop. We bought some of it and I emailed the artist, Heidi Estey, only to find she didn't have a website. Well, now she does--and a new show. I really like this stuff. It's weird and playful and dark without being derivative.

Here is more info, from an email Heidi just sent me.

Heidi Estey is a Seattle-based artist who has been illustrating, painting, and crafting since the early 90s. Her mordant yet sensual artwork has been praised by the Seattle Post- Intelligencer and Reader’s Guide to the Underground Press. She has had showings at Gargoyles and the late great 2nd Avenue Pizza, has contributed art for literary magazines and zines, and been part of I Heart Rummage and other crafty collectives.

Her latest work is entitled “The Rule of Thumb” and it features inspired, subtle ruminations about the control of women in the culture of men. It was inspired by a spiritual journey she has been taking for the past several years, and the libretto-chapbook for the series was written by her husband Chris. (It is Chris’s first zine since “Ghetto Chicken” back in 2001.) Her website was created by her best friend and fellow artist Hillary Brown.

The gallery showing for Heidi Estey’s “The Rule of Thumb” will be on display between October 20th and November 13th at Gargoyles Statuary, Inc., 4550 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. (206) 632-4940 and 1-800-253-9672.

The opening reception is Oct. 20th 2006, between 5 PM - 7 PM, during the University gallery Art Walk.

For copies of “The Rule of Thumb” libretto-chapbook, come to the reception, or please send $2 to:

Heidi & Chris Estey
5247 15th Avenue NE #301
Seattle, WA 98105


At 12:05 AM, Blogger Thivai Abhor said...


Sorry to give you a random post--I have enjoyed your fiction ever since I was introduced to it from our zine formerly known as l'bourgeoizine and have passed it on to others... thus I would be very interested in your take on this...

I would like to extend an invitation to you to join in on a collective blogging section of our upcoming winter issue of Reconstruction. The issue is the “Theories/Practices of Blogging.” In addition to the special section of posts on blogging there will be about a dozen essays on blogging.

The deadline is October 20th.

Our intent in this section of the issue will be to collect a wide range of bloggers and link up to their statements in regards to why they blog (something many of us are asked) and any statement they have on the theories/practices of blogging.

If you already have a post on this you can feel free to use it, or, if you are interested, you can submit a new one.

We will link to each statement from the issue at our site, with the intent of creating a hyperlinked list of statements on blogging that can serve as an introduction to blogging (or an expansion of knowledge for those already blogging).

If you are interested please contact me at mdbento @
Either way Jeff--thank you for writing f(r)iction that shifts my conception of the wor(l)d



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