Category Archives: inspiration and research

Ellery House Wallpaper

The Ellery House Bed and Breakfast was cozy and beautiful and the breakfast was delicious! I’ve been taking photos of interesting hotel wallpaper and upholstery patterns, including this amazing border pattern over the fireplace. Advertisements

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Tentacle Chandeliers

Check out these awesome octopus inspired light fixtures! Thanks for the photos, CBK. 🙂

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Ric Gendron

I saw some paintings by Ric Gendron at one of the urban schools I visited today, and thought he deserved a post of his own. The colors and strokes of these paintings drew me in, but the narrative and symbols … Continue reading

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Snake Dreams

For the past few weeks I’ve been dreaming of snakes. Not scary snake nightmares, but some are pretty weird. The one from last week was a little bright blue green snake that was angry and I had his head pressed … Continue reading

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Degenerate Art Ensemble

The Degenerate Art Ensemble exhibition at the Frye Art Museum included photographs, fiber sculpture and videos of performance often containing warrior princess characters. I was especially taken by the dancer Haruko Nishimura wearing prothesis of carved deer forelegs, and the … Continue reading

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Meet Me at the Center of the Earth

Grace and Mitch and Cowboy Keith and I made a formidable team after an impromptu meeting in front of a case of glass art. We walked to the Seattle Art Museum for the Scholastic Art Awards ‘Art Write Now’ exhibition … Continue reading

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Powell’s Books

Powell’s Bookstore is a four-story high, two-block long dream come true. Books, books and more books. I stay where I stay in Portland because it’s right around the corner. Carve me out a corner in the Literature section, allow me … Continue reading

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Art in Pdx

The Wilsonville High students had a great display of artwork they submitted to the Scholastic Art Awards in their art department. And they recommended Queries in Glass by Mark Zirpel at Bullseye Gallery, which was an intriguing and eerie exhibition … Continue reading

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Art in Jackson

When I arrived in Jackson, the second thing I did (after a photo by the antler arch) was hustle to my favorite gallery in J Hole- the Tayloe Piggott Gallery. Last time I was surprised and delighted to see new … Continue reading

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The Badlands

The ‘White Hills’. So quiet out in the snow. I hiked around and took so many photos.

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