In This Issue: Punk Pesach: How to have the most irreverent seder ever plus a downloadable haggadah (). Worst Date Ever: A short review of a completely repulsive evening. It’s relatable! Unfortunately. Eternal Flame: On “functional morbidity” and embracing the creep. Punk Pesach 2017 has been a wild ride so far, and we’ve only wrapped Q1. With this […]
In This Issue: Where Have All The Artists Gone: A note about Portlanders losing their shit and why it’s all going to be ok. Creative Portland 2016 Round Up: Interviews with real live creatives still doing their thing in Portland. The Creative Portland 2016 After Party: You can’t have a fancy photoshoot without a party to follow […]
In This Issue: Markers, Helmets & Motorbikes: Essence of Dirt. I spent a day at this ladies only dirt bike campout in Washougal, WA and got to pretend to be a super cool person for a day. The Actual Bridge of The People: Self Governed Sellwood Bridge. I commute over this sumbitch every day, I […]
In This Issue: What is This: A short explanation of State of Grace. Becoming an Artist: How did this happen to me? A Life Well Curated: How to live your truth & look great while doing it. What is This? State of Grace is a mini-mag published biweekly(bimonthly, bi-yearly?), right here, for you, by me […]
There isn’t much better and simpler pleasure for me than new art supplies. I decided to treat myself last night and I picked up a new bottle of ink, a travel water cup to clean my brushes (it’s so tiny!), and a couple of new brushes to be dedicated ink brushes. It might have been […]
Last Sunday I spent my morning playing with lettering and ended up with this happy Bob Ross homage. This Sunday I woke up in a picturesque forest, having decided at the last minute to escape the latest heatwave by camping on the Oregon Coast. Sundays like these, I feel like a lucky lady.
The past 2 weeks have been so inspiring- the weather has taken a turn for the beautiful, my bike is getting a lot more use, and the SCBWI Conference soared above and beyond my expectations. I met some truly lovely people, learned so so much about the craft and protocols of children’s books, and I […]
This morning I relaxed into my day by painting these little pups, sometimes you just need some watercolor in your life. I’m also kind of enamored with these scalloped notecards I picked up at Paper Source- living around the corner from them definitely has it’s benefits!
It seems in the past few months I have somehow become a morning person. With my morning coffee and a book, I’ve found there is a special space between waking and being a part of the world around me, where I can relax and cherish the still quiet of a city morning. My constant companion […]
Ever since I saw the building high banners announcing the Italian Fashion Exhibit that was making its way to the Portland Art Museum, I’ve been itching to go. However, life and the day to day seemed to fly by, through February, (plenty of time!), March (ages left!), April (I should think about that)- and today, […]