Author Archives: Tina Hoggatt

About Tina Hoggatt

I am an artist and writer and work for 4Culture, King County's cultural arts organization.

SCBWI WWA Illustrator Show: prep, choose & frame

This is the illustration of mine chosen to be included in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Western Washington illustrator exhibit, opening in a few short weeks on October 10. I made the painting as part of preparing … Continue reading

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Poetry Monday: YES

I dearly love this poem by William Stafford, and many years ago printed it for our holiday card. My Mom and Dad thumbtacked it up in their spare bedroom where I saw it whenever I went home. It’s a good … Continue reading

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Story Chairs audio sequencing & Gabriela Frank

Moe and I spent the afternoon editing and sequencing audio for the Story Chairs yesterday, and got the lion’s share done. It was exciting to see the renovation in the lobby actually underway. The contractors were just installing the original … Continue reading

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Story Chairs: We had an awesome cat

I am in Oakland for the last Christmas in the house my parents built together. It’s time for Mom to make a new home, one where she will be surrounded by friends, can walk to to the market and to … Continue reading

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Story Chairs: The Man on the Train

Moe and I started sequencing the audio for the Story Chairs yesterday. Two hours of listening and thinking and guessing, turning to each other when we rediscovered something great and sitting quietly with a piece that didn’t quite fit with … Continue reading

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Story Chairs: The First Bear

Yesterday I joined about thirty other people for a walk through of Like a Valentine, Jeffry Mitchell’s remarkable survey exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery. Five of us, including Jeffry, talked for five minutes about one work each. The afternoon … Continue reading

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The Great Dark and a bird sings

I’ve been working on audio all summer, preparing to install my Story Chairs at Jack Straw. It’s been a pleasure and a reverie, to write and record these very short stories from my childhood and adult life, about my experience … Continue reading

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October, begin again

When you make work for a lot of years –  writing, artwork, anything creative – you come to know that there will be down time. Life happens and you have to deal with it, or you’ve had a period of … Continue reading

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Story Chairs recording

One of the great moments in my summer was working with my Mom at Jack Straw to record her story about learning to sail. She was in the first group of storytellers to record their short pieces for the Story … Continue reading

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Story Chairs: Janel Kolby

Janel Kolby submitted this poem for my Story Chairs project, very short fiction, non-fiction, poems and songs for recording.  I am still actively looking for contributions.  METASTABLE The tapping of my foot fought the rhythm of the train. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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