Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Craft Night!

This Friday!!! So excited!! Procrastinating from this stupid research proposal by posting this meaningless post!! yay!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Found pictures of random people

So, as promised, here are some of my finds from SCRAP. They had plastic bags full of people's long lost photographs that were sealed with labels on the outside hinting at the theme of the secret photos inside. I grabbed a bag labeled "people" and opening it up was like being a kid on christmas morning, when the best part of ripping open gifts is the anticipation (or so I imagine - we only celebrated Christmas one year and it's a dirty family secret). Inside, it seems like some of the photos came from the same roll, or at least the same family. One man in particular reoccurs - he seems like a friendly kind of guy - sort of has a Ditka look going on....there's one slightly disturbing picture where it seems like people are applauding as he takes off (puts on?) his pants? So collages involving Ditka Dad to come...any ideas for the background story?

Thursday, September 2, 2010


So we have arrived in Portland, and as a guy I met here explains: everyone in New York totally worships Portland's ass - the NY times can't stop producing gushing write-ups and ny'ers wish they lived in Portland...besides the 9 months of grey which I think would really bring me down, I definitely see how people fall in love. Bikes everywhere, delicious (and affordable!) food and drinks, beautiful nature, and lots of creativity everywhere! My awesome friend (aren't they all?) Alicia has these amazing graphics hanging on the wall of her house which she got at a place that sounds like the exact description of my idea of heaven - a magical warehouse where you can get all kinds of found, collected, donated craft supplies (aka one man's junk) for real cheap. It's called scrap: http://scrapaction.org/ and we passed by it today on a walk in our temp. neighborhood. It was closed but I got to peek in....amazing! We're gonna stop by tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have some finds to share...