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.

Artisanal Hipster Bingo!

I had the good luck to visit with an old friend in Seattle last weekend who inspired a fun little project and pastime for our trip. He suggested we play Hipster Bingo, since his neighborhood is pretty much the hipster capitol of Seattle.

The original card- all marked up and folded and bent from being hastily shoved into and brought out of my purse. Victory was declared after a beet tattoo was spotted.
The original card- all marked up and folded and bent from being hastily shoved into and brought out of my purse. Victory was declared after a beet tattoo was spotted.

Things we learned while playing this game- Portland hipsters and Seattle hipsters are pretty different (we’re a little more crunchy in PDX, there was no chicken talk in Seattle, but lots of start up shirts). We also learned we are both way more hipstery than we’d like to admit. This was not a shock to my friends when I confessed this discovery.

It took us nearly 24 hours to complete the game- but we persevered (he was way more vigilant than me, I was too busy drinking delicious coffee or pondering how good mac and cheese is at Pike’s Place).

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We had so much fun with this I thought I would share the game with you all, feel free to print this out, or if you’re feeling decorative about it, I’ve also posted it to my Society6 here.