Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In the spring, tender grasses won't burn easily.

Spring is truly here in Portland! This month marks my six-month mark here... and it sounds cheesy and trite to say, but things just keep getting better. Perhaps it's the excitement of spring. Perhaps it's the fact that everything is in bloom. Either way, here's how my finished spring mailer came out. It's hot off of the presses!

For years, I've been a cycling advocate. It's a big part of why I moved to Portland... getting rid of my car and wanting to bike year round. In the fall of 2010, with a group of friends, I founded and started organizing the Rochester Tweed Ride (and Seersucker Social). It became a huge part of my life, and I went on for three years heading up the organization committee, growing this event with a great group of people helping me out. When I left Rochester, I gave up my baby. This past weekend, I attended my first Portland Tweed Ride.

Exceedingly well-run, I had a ball getting to know a new group of vintage fashion cycling enthusiasts. It was a mix of new and fun experiences with something very familiar to me.

This month my art is up at Zuzu Salon! I'm so excited to have my work *officially shown on Alberta, and so far it has been awesome.

Since those photos were taken, the elephant painting was sold and went home with the buyer. In its stead, a painting of Mt. St. Helens was created.

The Mt. St. Helens painting was inspired by this piece. I've been inspired by vintage travel posters for a very long time. An old friend of the family recently commissioned a vintage travel poster of her hometown to give as a gift to her family. I was incredibly touched, and had a lot of fun creating this for her. Thanks, Margo!