Ok, so I mentioned my Cell Phone Photo Paintings:  FREE project.  Well, yesterday (my first day, when I was just working out my spiel) a very sweet reporter from KGW came and interviewed me at the installation space.  She filmed me painting–no pressure–and also chatted with some of the people who came to see the installation.  AND IT IS ON LOCAL TV AND IT TOTALLY MAKES ME CRINGE AND IT IS AWESOME / TERRIFYING ALL AT ONCE.  You don’t have to look, but if you want to, here it is.

Note:  my friend David can be seen in the segment as well.

Note again:  TRACY BARRY COMPLIMENTED MY GLASSES!!!  LOCAL FAMOUS LADY LIKES MY GLASSES!!!  For the record, I’m not totally sure about my glasses, but this helps.



For the month of May, I’ll be doing this thing called Cell Phone Photo Paintings:  FREE at the Portland Building Installation Space.
It is pretty much what it sounds like.  In the installation space, I’ll be sitting at a desk making little watercolor paintings based on people’s cell photos.  Hopefully people will come by and we’ll pick out a photo from their phone together, they’ll email it to me, and I’ll paint it, then hang it on the wall.  At the end of the month, they can claim their painting.
Viewing Hours & Location:  The Portland Building is located at 1120 SW 5th Ave in Downtown Portland and is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday.  Cell Phone Photo Paintings:  FREE opens May 4th and runs through May 29th, 2015.  My studio hours (when I’m painting in the space) will be 2 pm to 5 pm, Monday – Thursday all month (excluding Memorial Day).
Please come visit and give me a photo to paint (seriously).
p.s.  The installation is made possible by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, Oregon
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Gretta Greeting Cards

May 1, 2015

Hot on the heels of my Fabric Envelopes, I embarked on another stationery project.  My new Gretta Greeting Cards were spurred by a stack of heavyweight 11×17 paper getting in the way, and I think the paper is much cuter now.  I’m pretty sure most of our friends and family will enjoy seeing that expectant […]

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Stuff I Like or Love: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

April 29, 2015

It never fails.  When guests visit, you learn more about your own town and see things you never would have noticed otherwise.  When my aunt and uncle came to Portland last week, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden was high on their to-do list (and I hadn’t even registered its existence).  Since then, I’m telling everyone:  go […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Tae’s “Pills”

April 27, 2015

Look–they’re sleeping pills.  Hah.  Get it?  Tae made a few sets of different mood-altering pills for this week’s Low-Commitment Project.  It is called Pills.

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Mini-Ecosystem Tour at My Parents’ Place

April 24, 2015

My parents live on a piece of property in the foothills of the Coastal Range, and my dad works to maintain it as part of a wildlife habitat conservation and management program.  This means he’s constantly battling invasive species, and when he ousts one threat (say, blackberry vines), it is replaced by natives (and usually […]

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The Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum

April 22, 2015

You may remember this diorama I recently made to commemorate Tonya Harding’s famous triple axel (she was the first U.S. woman to complete the jump in competition).  Coincidentally, a couple of New Yorkers decided to open their front hallway as The Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, housing artifacts from the scandal as well as […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Spaghetti & Meatballs on a Paper Plate

April 20, 2015

I’m not sure why, but this project seemed imperative.  Well, now it’s out of my system.  Here is Spaghetti & Meatballs on a Paper Plate for this week’s Low-Commitment Projects.  Also?  It’s so weird how the simplest-seeming projects turn out to be the most trouble. The plus side:  I learned how to make giant meatballs.

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Horsetail Falls Loop Hike

April 15, 2015

The falls I’m standing behind to take the photo above?  Not Horsetail Falls (snort, paw ground with hoof).  It is actually Ponytail Falls (neigh!), which you will pass on the Horsetail Falls Loop Hike.  Who doesn’t love a loop hike with multiple waterfalls, gorge views, and is 45 minutes from Portland?  Nobody doesn’t love that.  That’s […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Tae’s “Graphic Anthurium”

April 13, 2015

Somehow Tae’s project for this week’s Low-Commitment Projects seems so classically Tae.  I love it.  It is called Graphic Anthurium–go take a look at all the photos.

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