Creativity. Photography. Wonder. Poetry. Home canning.
Community. Living as artists. Talking trees. Singing frogs. Dragons.

Just outside the west edge of Langley on Whidbey Island, between the wise woods, always-changing sea, and some chatty neighbor donkeys, Silly Dog Studios is a working photography studio, a working writer’s studio, an herbalist/home canner’s kitchen, a place where we and our friends host small workshops (up to 10 people), and our home.

Community Love for Us

Dear Lori, thank you for the wonderful coworking day on Whidbey! We had an incredible time! Thank you for opening up your home and kitchen for us to play, create, enjoy, cook, and relax. It was so lovely.
Nicole Southwell

Artist/Senior Content Producer, TeachTown

Thanks again. We had such a great time, as usual. I’m so happy we were able to spend some one on one time together. I always deeply enjoy the time I get to spend with you. I find you both to be wonderful role models.
Jane Fung

Entrepreneur and Business Development Mentor, Diamond Dove Jewelry

Many, many thanks for your wonderful presentation last Sunday. You have a wonderfully relaxed and effective presentation style. Your talk fit in beautifully with the topics included in the seminar readings and the video of ‘Leadership and the new science.’ The quality and clarity of your talk was reflected in the students’ enthusiastic evaluations of your talk. Again, many thanks and Bravo!!
Dr. Dick Williams

Adjunct Professor, Seattle University

In 2013, after speaking about some experience from booting up our local Fab Lab, an audience member interested is starting such a space asked “Very briefly can you tell me the three most important things needed to set up a local fab lab/makerspace/hackerspace?” My unhesitating answer was, “community, community, community”. Kane and all her friends are walking this “community, community, community” walk in a fearless way I’ve never personally even approached. You go, guys!
Robert McGrath

Blogger and Semi-Retired Computer Scientist

I just wanted to let you know how important it was for me to hear the interview with Lori Kane, and say thank you. I have felt immobilized since the election and could not understand it. I have experienced the range of emotions as described by Lori and just could not make the connection between all that and my creativity and ability to get out and shoot or even process photos. And have not had one single person in my life able to help me understand it and make some connection. Hearing this episode was life changing. Had no idea others have felt the same! So healing! Thanks much.
A podcast listener

Meet the Facilitators

Daniel and Lori host and teach most Silly Dog Studios workshops. In past years, we’ve also had a featured guest instructor. In 2018, North Carolina poet Mary Ellen Lough was our featured guest. In 2019, our Seattle friend, photographer/soap maker/creator-extraordinaire Gina White was. Here in 2020, like the rest of the world, we have no idea right now what the rest of the year will bring. We’re shifting and doing more online classes and workshops, downloadable activity books for tired adults, and comfort-bringing herbal products for neighbors and friends.

Lori Kane

Lori Kane

Poetry, Wonder, Creativity, Home Canning, Local Herbal Products, Mystic Routines

Daniel Gregory

Daniel Gregory

Photography & Creativity


Silly Dog Studios 4683 Tompkins Road Langley, WA 98260

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