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Portland Textures | BirdSong

May 2, 2015
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Portland Textures | BirdSong

Portland Textures | BirdSong

May 2, 2015
tags:
Portland Textures | BirdSong

Portland Textures

September 30, 2014
Window dressing in the Pearl district

Window dressing in the Pearl district

Just returned from Portland Oregon and did my best to uphold the motto “keep Portland weird”.  I felt right at home in Rose city and already planning a trip back there in the spring.  Here are some of the varied textures that can be found throughout the city.

Architectural element in Ankeny Arcade by the river

Mural in the Alberta Arts District

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Koi at the Japanese Garden

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Gates for sale in the Pearl

 

Scraptag

August 23, 2014
scrap tags

scrap tags

Our sister site, scraptag, will be heading to Portland, OR in September.  If you’re in the area be on the look-out for random tag sitings.  It’s an interactive, all-inclusive, ongoing art project that I’m excited to be a part of. OM.

Thank You

March 23, 2014

Spring is finally here and I have one thing to say:

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And if you’d like to make your own “thank you” banner, or whatever-you-want-it banner here’s how:

Cut out round circles from card stock and stamp a pattern

Cut out round circles from card stock and stamp a pattern

Stamp the letters of your message

Stamp the letters of your message

Punch a hole and insert a grommet

Punch a hole and insert a grommet

Start stringing with the last letter, secure with a knot

Start stringing with the last letter, secure with a knot

Graditude!

Gratitude!

Still Growing Strong

November 2, 2013
rosa rugosa

rosa rugosa

I know the calendar says November but tell that to my roses and tomatoes and zucchini.   The maples are turning red and yellow but I’m still getting fruits and vegetables and flowers.  I’m not complaining,  just a little weird that’s all.  I’m sure, soon enough, frosty winds will blow in and I’ll wake up to a snowy blanket covering twiggy trees and bushes.   I’ll enjoy the balmy temperatures while they’re here, but I’ll also stock up on fire wood and tea bags.  In fact I’m going right now to harvest those rose hips that are hanging out with the rose buds.

heirloom tomatoes

heirloom tomatoes

zucchini

zucchini

rose hips

rose hips

Paper Prayers

September 28, 2013

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Kenny asked me to make him a God box and I promptly obliged.  The idea is to put all your prayers in the box and let them go.  In other words, let things take care of themselves.  Well I liked Kenny’s so much I made one for me.

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Kenny’s box has a slot on top into which paper prayers can be inserted.

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I did a decorative top on my box.  Both boxes were made from scrap card board held together with masking tape.  After painting the surfaces with gesso I covered the boxes in rice paper and handmade paper.  Buttons and string (or ribbon) make up the fasteners.

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