Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nook n Cranny

The Anthropologie store [click here] in Portland's Pearl District [click here] consistently uses recycled products in their decorating schemes. An entire display window was filled with a floral display of plastic bottles. Refreshingly lovely.
Portland's nooks and crannies of old brick and cobblestone alleyways creates a labyrinth of treasured aesthetic boutiques and restaurants.
Even the electric company has artistic flare!

Once cherished prize possessions waiting to be recycled and re-loved are abundant are displayed to entice your imagination. Picture yourself in this little number jammin' to this.....[click here]

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Heart Rockin' Valentine

 In my bathroom reno I siliconed locally found stones mixed with glass tiles to creatively disguise the rough edge of slate. I'm always amazed at the heart shaped stones that keep popping up in my searches.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Saved by the Soul of Creativity

When a plethora of opportunistic directions all converge at once is that considered a gift? Everything seems optimistic yet a great sense of pressure and confusion lies in the decision making process. Which route to take? What is my best avenue for my future? Is there a wrong decision? If I don't chose one will I regret it? If I'm supposed to be in the now, how will this resolve the decisions I must make (if any) for my future? Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.
 I felt it necessary to post these drive by photos of last months road trip when my decision making process was relaxed, content and focused with a sprinkle of whimsy. Keeping my creative side flowing allows me to remain in a much calmer state. I feel as if I need to be saved from my confusions. I'm in much need of "being still" and "letting be". This version of this song helps release the unwanted frustrations (thanks to a friend "RO" for posting it so I can share it) [CLICK HERE]. Turn up the speakers and let it out! I BETTER GET BUSY!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Stripper Shoes & A Homemade Prom Dress

Nothin' says a good time like a pair of stripper shoes and a homemade strapless lavendar-laced prom dress! A fabulous street called Hawthorne [CLICK HERE] in Portland hosts an abundance of second hand shops, boutiques & cafes. On a lazy Sunday afternoon I brought my camera along just incase I found something interesting to shoot. Voila! I am not the typical gal to have these items laying around my closet so I took interest in a mini photo shoot while sitting on an extremely uncomfortable 1960's? chaise lounger. I had a Molly Ringwald moment [CLICK HERE]. P.S. the $20 dress & $14 shoes are still available at the House of vintage, the brown & black tights with the hole in the big toe are all mine.

I mentioned in a prior post I was working with conte crayons...I stand corrected. They are neocolor II water-souluble wax pastels [CLICK HERE]. (fancy schmancy) This is a journal entry using the crayons. I have been nelecting my art journal. Spending just under an hour with no goal or plan felt pretty darn good. Lately my life has a ridgid structure loaded with deadlines and due dates. I was on a roll for about three consecutive days until I went to Hawthorne and found the shoes! My creative journalling skipped a day but of course I have all intentions of jumping right back in today ;-)