Author Archives: Serena Mira Asta


Turns out that moving a website from one host to another one is a LOT of work. And it causes stuff to, you know, break. Like all of you who had followed me before have been dropped because of the move (I’m so sorry — I didn’t know that could happen).

I finally got a “Follow” and “Subscribe” feature installed so you can resubscribe if you’d like! Let me know what you think  — of those features or any other part of the deal.

Still working on the store page and on the best way to display my visual and literary work.  Bear with me. Feels like I’m wearing roller skates and techie learning curves are steep! More anon.

I’m on the Cover!

Well, my ART is on the cover. It feels ridiculously exciting, and I’m very grateful. Haute Dish is the arts and literary magazine of Metro State University in St. Paul, MN. The title of the piece is, “Got Something to Say?” which is appropriate for that publication.

Lots of good articles and art inside as well. Enjoy!

Artist Studio Now Available!

Studio 308 Living Room

Studio 308 Living Room – windows face the Mississippi River.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30th. See the LLC website for FAQ, applications, or to contact LLC for more info!


Ever want to live in an artist-owned, permanently affordable artist’s community? Now’s your chance. My beautiful studio in the Lowertown Lofts Cooperative is now available (I’m moving to a different unit in the building).

Check out the flier:  Studio 308 Flier at Lowertown Lofts Cooperative

Virtual tour (fabulous) at:  Studio 308 Virtual Tour

For an application or more information, check out the LLC website:

Spring Art Crawl Success!

A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by the St. Paul Art Crawl last weekend. Our building alone had nearly 1600 visitors. It was a crazy, wonderful blast.

Yellow Creature

Yellow Creature

St. Paul Art Crawl: Come Visit my Studio!

I’ll be showing paintings for the very first time at the St. Paul Art Crawl. I’ll also have hand painted silk scarves  — just in time for air-conditioning season!

Some of my paintings have reflective paints, which really must be seen in person. Stop by! I’m in the Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative, Studio 308.


I  have a piece of writing and a sculptural artwork published in the Spring 2012 issue of Haute Dish.

My work is on pages 21 and 25!

The art is on page 21:  Easter House

The creative nonfiction is on page 25:  The Curse

There are plenty of other great pieces.


My Art Silks are for Sale in Eagan, December 3-9

Fun fact — silk is four times warmer than wool, yet breathes in summer heat.

Now, just in time for a Minnesota big chill, I’ve got new silk art scarves for sale at the Aslan Craft Bazaar.

It runs today, Saturday through Friday, December 3-9, 9 AM to 4 PM.

Come glide your finger over one-of-a-kind, shimmering silk scarves, handkerchiefs, hangable art, and reusable gift bags. Bask in the glow of complex batik, shibori, and drop-dead gorgeous colors.

These really are the perfect gifts for everyone – including you!

I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday — stop by for a visit. Still not convinced? There’ll be snacks!

The Aslan Institute is a really cool place, just south of the Mall of America. For directions, click here.

Detail of violet batik.

Detail of violet batik.

Another Silly Sketch

A recent drawing I did from a Blob Thursday  offering on Carla Sonheim’s blog. Pencil on top of an archival ink print.

Thank you, Art Crawlers!

The Fall 2011 Art Crawl was a complete success. I had fun, met more new people than I can keep track of, and several of my pieces found new homes. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, including family and friends.

“Saint Rat” was the first piece I sold. One of my favorite silly pieces. 🙂

St. Paul Art Crawl or Bust!

Hand-dyed silks by Serena Mira Asta.

I commited to participating in the Fall 2011 Saint Paul Art Crawl! Submitted my name and a photo for the catalog and everything. I’m planning on creating lots of fiber art. Silks scarves, wraps, cotton blankets, luxury fiber to knit and spin. And lots of other fun stuff. Come visit!