Monday, August 30, 2010

Startin fresh

Walked in this morning and saw that all of our work was somewhere under this clean white wall and it felt really good. I'd recommend it.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Last night I was joined by the talented and generous Melissa Delzio, Mia Nolting, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Jeremy Pelley, Taylor Twist and Aaron Rayburn, in finishing the mural in the Goldsmith Bldg.

Together, we made a golden cathedral.

Today I traced over the Spanish graffiti someone had scratched into it a while ago, and then I added a title in the upper right cell, and now it's done. I'm happy with it. It's just what I wanted to say, even though I didn't really know what that would be until we finished.

This weekend, they'll paint over it in preparation for the September mural, so you have two days to check it out, if interested. I hope you do! I want you to see it, reader.


PS. Here's a quickie photo til I get the one Chris Hornbecker shot. It came out pretty neat. Gone!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The book for one mysterious person

This June I received an interesting invitation from a non-profit in town, Write Around Portland. Through workshops, readings and publishing, they use the power of writing to transform lives and communities.

On October 2, Write Around Portland will be hosting our annual fundraiser XY&Z: A Word Art Extravaganza at Design Within Reach. XY&Z is an evening of great music, word and writing games including MadLibs, Word Poker, Typing Pool, Speed Scrabble, Boggle and literary conversations. We'll also serve up a signature cocktail and some wonderful food. Design Within Reach, Powell's Books and Stoel Rives, LLP are the lead sponsors of the event.

Like last year, one of the draws of the event will be the display and silent auction of Writing Journals Fashioned by Writers, Artists and Celebrities. Your journal will be one of 12 being auctioned this year.

We anticipate bids between $250-$750 per journal. ALl of the money raised at the silent auction of these journals will go directly to keeping our workshops free of charge for those who need it most.
I am interested in this person who is going to spend such money to buy my journal. I've already begun something of a relationship with that person. I'm saying things to him or her that I haven't said to anyone else.


UPDATE: Finished this piece. Turned out unlike what I imagined above. It's on display at Design Within Reach in the Pearl for the rest of the month, along with all of the other journals, if you'd like to check them out.