betsy walton is my new favorite.  during these days that are filled only with dark clouds and warm rain, it's so good to find inspiration in something magical like her paintings.  she is also a mythical storyteller, which you can get into at her blog. her work is so dream-like and vivid-filled with rich color; and along with the shapes that accentuate it - pretty fucking magical i'd say! 

i actually found her via a brand spanking new collective website called arrow to arrow which features mostly portland artists, but has a few other fine folks in there as well.  very very nice.

i'm trying to fill my eyes with as much color and imagery as possible until the summer comes.  it feels like it's never going to get here, but i have faith.  oh yes i do.  reminds me a little of that story 'all summer in a day' by ray bradbury when the summer only came for one fleeting day.  i felt so bad for that girl, margot.  what a bumout. 

anyhow, yay summer! 

p/s/ if anyone finds a zagnut bar in their neighborhood cornerstore, please to be sending it my way.  kthx. i told mayor adams about, hopefully he has this on his to-do list.  although, he didn't know what one was. jeez louise!


goodness gracious.

i love you. did you know that? it's true. everytime i walk by you have something i want. it's usually want/need situation too, and that's tops.

friday may twenty one is their two year anniversary! you know what that means! socializing with good looking people and browsing nice looking things. total win.

new olo fragrances. new church and state. and cupcakes. yay! so many pretty things just in time for summer. hallelujah.

rachel comey:




rachel comey:

frances may is at 1013 sw washington, pdx party at 6.  yay! 20% off stuff. yayer!


quadron. ♥ ♥ ♥

no words can describe this feeling.  i must be dreaming.

quadron "herfra hvor vi står" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

thankyous to kenny fresh for putting me on dis. you always have the goods.  quadron will be the only thing i'm listening to for the rest of my life.



cupcake tuesday.

horay for today. not only is it muthalovin’ tuesday, but one of the dudeladies is back today! carlton left us to go to the american school in D.C. and become even more magical with her painting skills. to celebrate carlton’s return, I vote for cupcakes and tea. except instead of tea, we’ll have to drank wine or something. maybe we can have tea, it’s whatever. as long as we can have some yummy cupcakes and what not. duh.

carlie leagjeld is totally magical! the work she has been doing are some really beautiful mixed media on paper and canvas, as well as small installations. all of it is to represent the unseen in the world around us. up close, her work has intense layers of texture and color that communicates with different levels of how we see; not just how we see the visual work but to explore the environment where we live and how we think. they are quite lovely. i even have a teeny one inside my art cabinet. inspiration. so glad to have you back in portland.

fine art master.




so, the last few nites of sleep i wake up and all i can think of is henry darger. it's super weird, but normal cuz i have had one of his books at my disposal. 

the other nite i dreamt that i was on this huge broad beach.  the sun was shining and the wind was gentle.  beside me was my mother. my birth mother.  i wrote her a letter earlier that evening.  i wanted to know what she was wearing and if she wore turquoise about her neck.  she sat with her toes in the sand and her hair was really long.  turquoise was the only color i recall about her.  we sat and then i looked down and i was showing her henry darger. 

i need a different book for real.  but i do love him a lot.  it baffles me that one person can live such a solitary life and not be found out about until it is past their time.  better late than never i guess.