Did you know? Portland tends to have a few rainy days during the winter💧. So where can a person go to escape the winter blues? Japan! Sort of. Portland has one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Beautiful, fluffy green moss. Lovely streams meandering thru rocks and, uh, more lovely moss. One thing missing? People! And sometimes you may witness … a surprise sun break!
Small things. Big events. Nice people. A sunny day. A rainy day. A ladybug. Good health. Great health. Friends. A cold beer. Sunbreaks. Kittens. :)
Happy new year! I’m hoping this year brings more opportunities to be creative using different art mediums. First risograph class is Feb 2. And fingers crossed... hopefully the backyard studio will hava a working kiln by Spring.
dive for dreams
or a slogan may topple you
(trees are their roots
and wind is wind)
trust your heart
if the seas catch fire
(and live by love
though the stars walk backward)
honour the past
but welcome the future
(and dance your death
away at this wedding)
never mind a world
with its villains or heroes
(for god likes girls
and tomorrow and the earth)
e e cummings
Just finishing up the 2019 Lark Press calendar. I didn’t make one last year so decided to go all-out this year with watercolor AND letterpress! And I’m wishing I could spend all my work time dreaming up projects like this one… both art mediums are so satisfying.
Good bye summertime! Another summer has gone by…fast! Portland and Oregon are so beautiful in the summer! Here comes the rain…but that’s ok because the rain makes the Pacific NW what it is: green and gorgeous!
Good gravy. Where did this past year go? It is really challenging to keep up with all the social media things...like posting on FB, INSTAGRAM, pinning on PINTEREST and blogging on the blog section of our site: stellar frequencies (infrequencies). Oh well, summer is upon us Portlanders once again.
Blink...and summer will be gone before you know it. But Autumn is not so bad. Especially in central Oregon. Hello geese.
Well, just when you think summer is here, it starts raining again and you’re wearing longsleeves! But the future is bright. summer IS coming.
Dylan, watercolor and letterpress equals fun stuff!
Just took a much needed SUN vacay and fell in love again with the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Such a lovely area. Thank you Lucy for recommending the MIM, Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix... AMAZING!
Onward and upward is one way to go. I think I could letterpress on just about anything and it would some how improve the loveliness of it... such as a postcard (like here) or a muslin bag, shop bag, tag, etc.
Can't believe February is here already! And so here comes Valentine's day! It seems like, in the greeting card world, there is always a another "holiday" right around the bend...We're ready too...a lot of our cards are for that someone special...
one of my favorite ornaments from a favorite friend...vintage: you place the sweet ceramic owl over a bulb.
Grateful for friends, family and health...and our sweet, simple Goose.
Japanese packaging is so inspiring. Hmmm. How can I incorporate this subtle yet gorgeous design into my own work. Excited to explore the possibilities.
I recently letterpress printed this poem by the timeless ee cummings. It was for my dear friend Shirley's ex-husband's memorial. He died suddenly last month in a sort of freak accident. Life is short.