I don't have any new works to share with you all, since my art production is at a standstill for the moment. But I did have an idea for a new monthly series called I heart Portland. I was born and raised in Portland, so I like to think that I know a few things about the Rose City. Did you know, for example, that there is a volcano (granted, a dormant one) in city limits? Thanks to a three week unit on Portland in my high school history class, I have a wealth of fun and trivial facts like this. . . all to be revealed in due time my friends.
|[unless noted, all photos by me]|
It's April, and that means tulips. Lots and lots of tulips. Just 30 minutes south of Portland is the Tulip Fest in Woodburn, Oregon. It's a spectacular display of flowers that lasts for just a month.
Portland has some of the greatest cheap eats around. Here's one of my guilty pleasures. Poutine from Potato Champion!
"Keep Portland Weird" is a popular bumper sticker in town. Portlanders take pride in being "different."
Crafted Systems is the brainchild of Portland-based designer Aurelie Tu. She partners with the local YWCA shelter to create her modern home collection. Each product is made from 100% natural wool felt and is handmade here in Portland.