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!