Meet The Artist

Beth Haidle

Describe what you do: I’m a freelance artist, so I juggle several roles: Author / Illustrator, Art Educator, Art & Editorial director of Illustorial magazine.

Where do you live? Where do you work? I live in Portland, Oregon.

Describe a typical day for you: Ah, I don’t ever have a typical day but I try to start each morning with some indulgent time to myself — usually involves a giant mug of perfect tea, some automatic writing in a notebook that I never read later, and a little sketching or watercolor along some theme I’m focused on lately. I eat rather healthy but in my post-over-the-hill years I’ve decided that a bar of dark chocolate is the best breakfast.

Name a book that you read recently and loved: Hard Boiled Wonderland, by Haruki MurakamiThe Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington

Favorite snack: Dried cherries

Favorite color combination: Always changes but lately I like mixing my own black with equal parts indigo and orange-red.

What is your most treasured possession? Portable hammock