Welcome to Silly Dog Studios!

Lori’s herbal studio is open to the public in December on the following Fridays & Saturdays, 11 am – 4 pm:

– December 3 & 4

– December 10 & 11

– December 17 & 18

You can also visit us online at the two sites below (click the images to get there). Lori ships her herbal offerings (and friends’ complimentary products) within the continental U.S., and Whidbey locals can also order online, choose the Pick Up Here option, and pick up from her studio here on Whidbey.

We’re about…
Wonder. Creativity. Listening to all life, including humans. Photography. Poetry. Herbalism. Community. Living as makers and artists. Loving the local. Talking trees. Singing frogs. Silly dogs. Kind cats. Neighbor birds and deer. And the occaisional dragon. Listening well and believing neighbors, ancestors, and selves, especially when they’re in pain. And especially those most wounded by long-stale systems and ideas.

Just outside the west edge of Langley on Whidbey Island, between the wise woods, always-changing sea, and some cool owls, eagles, and horses sits Silly Dog Studios. A working photography studio, a working herbalist’s studio, a working writer’s office, and occaisional host to small workshops, pop-up markets, and community gatherings.

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


Silly Dog Studios 4683 Tompkins Road Langley, WA 98260

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lori@sillydogstudios.art daniel@sillydogstudios.art