The New Portlander

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In this issue:

  • Field Trip: The Frye Art Museum Seattle
  • You’ve Got Mail: The Postcard Project
  • The Cartoon

Field Trip: The Frye Art Museum Seattle

Last month I took a trip to the Frye Art Museum in Seattle on the suggestion of a friend who had fallen in love with their salon style gallery.  The recommendation was apt- I fell in love with it immediately. Of course, with 3 Bougereaus in one room, how could you not? I appreciated the mix of late 18th and early 19th century portraiture, and especially some of the wilder lesser known pieces.

The Glorious Salon
The Glorious Salon
Graphite Schmutzler.
Graphite Schmutzler.
Doodle with copic markers.
Doodle with copic markers.

You’ve Got Mail: The Postcard Project

For the holidays this year my dear brother gave me the gift of an art supply spree- because he’s the best. I meant to space out my purchases and really give them thought and planning… and then I walked into You’ve Been Framed on Foster/Powell and I just couldn’t help myself. Or rather, I helped myself, to a lot of incredibly fun things I wouldn’t have normally splashed out for, one of which was a package of blank postcards. I’ve been slowly working my way through them and enjoying the small scale and finality of them as a medium. Clearly I’ve been heavily influenced by my dark wave playlist recently- why name your own pieces when you can let Morrissey and Depeche Mode do it for you?

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The Cartoon:

A cheesy idea came to me in the office today.
A cheesy idea came to me in the office today.

One-Liner! Oh Man!

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I am so excited to announce- I made a game! Like a real thing, that you can buy!

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The idea came from my lovely boyfriend, who is just a perfect enabler of my nonsense (and has amazing ideas that he is loathe to take credit for- I’m looking at you Clem!). It’s chock full of nonsense illustrations (my favorite kind), done in pen & ink.

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If you like cartoons, writing funny things, or making your friends laugh, you can check it out – email me for a review copy!