Good morning!

So, let me explain what we’re doing here on the weekend! There are so many artists that I’d love to hang out with… especially over french toast and a latte. Ah yes, two of my most favorite things. Art, and brunch. Now, I can’t fly around the world every Saturday morning, so I’m gonna fake it. Enter this new series – “weekend brunch” – a five question interview with one of my favorite artists, “at” their favorite brunch place.

Up first, Seattle based artist Shaun Kardinal. I asked Shaun to choose our destination, and he picked “Oddfellows Cafe” in Seattle… looks like a lovely place to me! Ok, grab your coffee, and let’s do this:


JC:  hi shaun… what are you gonna have?

SK: eggs benedict, a mimosa, a coffee, and a water, please. i partied a little hard last night–three liquids are essential. what about you?

JC: hm. same, hold the mimosa. i’m a light weight. so, thanks for having brunch with me! … who do you usually have brunch with?

SK: you know, i haven’t actually been out to brunch in a long time! i’m a bit of a homebody by day (definitely not a morning type), and find myself more inclined to plan ahead for a meal at home, should i expect a big breakfast on the horizon. that said, in the past, brunches have almost always been group affairs, with friends meeting again after partying the night prior.

JC: what are you doing later? do you normally spend the weekend making art, or do you use saturday and sunday for other stuff?

SK: oh my god – there’s no way i am getting anything done today. being a freelance designer, i don’t so much subscribe to weekends, so i take days off when my body requires them, and  getting out into the world for brunch was enough for today with this foggy head. afternoon movie on the couch?

JC: which movie?

SK: there are a lot of recent releases i’ve been hoping to see lately, but today i definitely need something light, not too conceptual. probably an old favorite like “stranger than fiction” or “royal tenenbaums”. maybe a woody allen flick, ideally one with diane keaton! if i really can’t pick, i’ll just put on a half dozen episodes of “arrested development”.

JC: ok, well after you recover, do you want to go {pretend} searching for old postcards? i’d love to see where you find all of the amazing bases for your work!

SK: that sounds fun. in fact, my supply is dwindling so a hunt is definitely in order soon. there is a great antique shop down on the waterfront that has a big stack of postcards i love to dig through. they also have an awesome collection of LIFE magazines, and every issue of playboy since the early 70s, should you want to grab your birthday issue – i already have mine!

JC: nice! i do have a thing for vintage playboys (seriously). ok, so this is no secret but, i LOVE embroidery on found images. how did you learn to sew so precisely? do the mimosas and coffee help with a steady hand?

SK: simply put: practice. there are only so many ways for the thread to pass through paper, and against itself, and with each piece, each pattern and with many different weights of paper, i’ve learned better and more efficient ways to solve every puzzle.

…and yah, sometimes a drink ain’t so bad either : )

JC: ah, so fun! thanks for breakfast shaun… i’ll pick up the tab this time ; )

SK: much obliged.


And that’s how we do it! A fake brunch with one of my favorite artists… I really could go for some REAL eggs benedict, a coffee, and a little vintage postcard shopping with Shaun though. Come back next Saturday and join me in another restaurant, in another city, with another fabulous artist. Happy weekend to you!

comments (14)

  1. julie /// 03.02.2013 /// 7:52am

    i can’t stop looking at these images! i keep clicking away and then coming back to them. so great. thank you and love the brunch idea—mmm, brunch. 😉

  2. Sandra /// 03.02.2013 /// 8:06am

    Love this new series! More Danielle brilliance…

  3. Kari /// 03.02.2013 /// 8:10am

    great series – can’t wait to see more!

  4. Brandi Marie /// 03.02.2013 /// 8:14am

    This made me *really* want French toast and a latte, certainly my brunch of choice!

  5. the jealous curator /// 03.02.2013 /// 8:30am

    ha! good! i’m definitely going for brunch (the real kind) today! thanks so much for the nice words, ladies : ) happy weekend!

  6. Judi /// 03.02.2013 /// 10:43am

    Great new addition to The Jealous Curator!

  7. the jealous curator /// 03.02.2013 /// 11:01am

    thanks mom xo

  8. Artsy Forager /// 03.02.2013 /// 3:58pm

    What a fun series! I’m a huge fan of Shaun’s work. Definitely seeking him out the next time I’m near Seattle!

  9. Lili Gabbiano /// 03.02.2013 /// 4:40pm

    I love this idea, wonderful
    The postcards are amazing, love your blog 🙂
    have a nice day 🙂

  10. eunice /// 03.03.2013 /// 8:20am

    love the atmosphere a ‘brunch’ location gives off for an interview. what a great idea!

  11. the jealous curator /// 03.03.2013 /// 12:06pm

    ha! thank you! i kinda love it too! i do LOVE brunch ; )

  12. Roxanna Walker /// 03.03.2013 /// 8:47pm

    What a great idea for a series!

  13. the jealous curator /// 03.03.2013 /// 8:55pm

    yay! thank you : )

  14. Kirstin /// 03.04.2013 /// 7:21am

    So good! Love this work!