Category: Portland Oregon

It Wasn’t A Protest, It Was A Parade: Notes from the Women’s March in PDX

With gratitude and appreciation to Margaret Jacobson and the other organizers.   Having All The Feelings about today’s ginormous women’s march in PDX. Seeing that many people, some hanging out of skyscraper windows waving flags gave me little of the hasta la victoria siempre-itis for a second and I got a little choked up. I saw a lot of people… Read more →

September Workshops: Indigo Shibori + Mixed Media Textiles

#MagicalRadical Art Camp was beyond the beyond of what I had hoped for. “Free, real, warm.” “Luscious, Full, Supportive.” “So badass! Blissful. Rejuvenating.” I’m offering two shorter workshops in September: Indigo Shibori Dying + Stamping, and Basic Weaving + Mixed Media Macramé Scholarships + payment plans are available. Space is limited however. But come check out my Portland pink palace.… Read more →

Magical Radical Art Camp!

A Three-Day Summer Camp for Makers + Creatives in Portland, Oregon August 6-8, 2016 Evoking the spirit of summers when there were long stretches of uninterrupted time to play, make, create, and explore. When playing outside was the best way to learn.     Three long summer days to just use your hands. Rose petal pulp, the edge of a feather,… Read more →

Tree Songs + Other Stories: New Work at Albina Press

For the month of March, I have a show called Tree Songs + Other Stories at Albina Press on Hawthorne in Southeast Portland. Created entirely in 2016 after several months of climbing Mount Tabor nearly every day during a period of intense interpersonal unraveling, these works reflect the passage of time and renewal of love found in communion with the… Read more →

Soul Shine Celebration

The open house at Soul Shine Studio, a collaborative space between Flora Bowley, Pixie Campbell, Kelly Rae Roberts, and Lynzee Lynx, happened and it was magical.  A celebration of talent, creativity, and community with some of the sparkliest thought leaders and artists in the land.  Many were in town for the World Domination Summit. I was overwhelmed by the time… Read more →

Free People Catch A Dream DIY Event!

The DIY dream catcher event at Free People Portland was totes amazeballs (lol)! It was featured on their corporate blog, and lots of people came out to get their craft on. My inner art teacher was so excited to share my creative pursuits! And the pieces that people made were unbelievably beautiful. Plus, we had Maple Butterscotch cake with EDIBLE… Read more →

Epic Dream Catcher Raffle at Free People Portland!

I made a huge-normous dream catcher to be raffled off at the Free People Portland store as part of an upcoming DIY event on December 2nd.  I also made a smaller one, so there are two chances to win! Raffle tickets are $5 at the store and some of the proceeds will benefit Adopt-a-Family Portland. The drawing will be held… Read more →

Last Waltz Fashion

I took some photos at a tribute concert called The Next Waltz at the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland, Oregon last week where my man Dan Haley sang This Wheel’s on Fire (Bob Dylan/Rick Danko). The cool thing about the show was that they played EVERY SONG from that concert, not just what you see on The Last Waltz Scorsese… Read more →

#OCCUPY

I’ve spent some time downtown at the Occupy Portland camp.  And I marched on October 5th.  It’s inspiring to see so many people joining together to reject an economic system that supports corporate personhood, bank bailouts, speculative debt mongering, and waging war on the poor.  FYEAH!  Here are some of my photos.  You can see the complete set on my… Read more →

Sugar Skull makeup self portrait

Days of the Dead

I lived in Mexico for a semester in college.  It was right after my mom passed away (she was a hospice nurse and was 49 when she died, but that’s another story).  I was in Mexico City, and also Oaxaca. I spent some time at Frida Kahlo’s house in Coyoacan, and wept next to her bed where her body cast… Read more →