3028.So, this is where I find myself, coming home after pulling some overtime, and I treat myself to going home via East 122nd Avenue … the 122nd Way in Out 122nd Way.I adore 122nd. I don't know, nor do I really care, who thinks that a bustling 4
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By Samuel John Klein of Portland, Oregon - An Independent Graphic Designer living in a city that was built upon an ancient Unicorn burial ground.
3027.A few pictures in the last missive needed some additional, can you believe it, preprocessing before I could load them into Photoshop, something that took me by surprise.It's the magic of competing formats. You have a lot of formats out there, not all are
3026.After the Icestorm'o'pocalyse of 2013-14, and a similar, but less intense rain and wind storm'o'podalypse thereafter, we return to something of a regular-life'o'pocalypse.See? Pocalpyses all over!!! They say they had a bit of Ragnarock-n-roll over th
3025.The Mighty MultCoLib wasn't open over the weekend (smart move, but dang!) but we did go by the Mighty Midland to return some booksYou don't see trees like this in Oregon very often
3024.Well, we out there in Greater Russellville are in for it; the freezing rain has come, and it has glazed the windows of Home Base.We think it would be wise to remember one very important bit of cold-weather wisdom …
3023.A more panoramic view than the one in this post, but, judging by the way I've managed to obscure Big Pink, it was taken from a slightly (or maybe vastly) different POV on the Pittock Ma
3022.… are on display, fanned out in this picture:
3021.Let's go to the window.
3020.Tomorrow at this time we expect to be engulfed by snow drifts measuring as much as three or four inches. Some say it's global warming, others say that it's the opening salvo softening us up for the kaiju invasion from the Fukushima event. E
3019.If it's Saturday and I'm in a handwriting class and there are adults there, this must be Portland.That's what I couldn't help thinking while waiting for the workshop to start, and various variation thereunto.This las
3018.At the time of this writing, along the back wall of Midland Regional Library, on SE 122nd Avenue at Morrison Street, is a series of pictures. They're large format, and hard to miss.
3017.There is a big painting on the right as you enter the Midland Regional Branch of the mighty MultCoLib. It looks like this (as taken from the complete other end of the building because art, don't argue with me)
3016.There is a stretch of NE Killingsworth Street I use daily, near I-205.It gives fine views and usual memorable sunrises. Thus.
3015.It's gone round the world and come right back into your face, though not in an embarrassing way.Blighty has its own chorus howling about how tolerating Teh Gay has 'removed God's protection' from England's Mountains Green. It would see
3014.The photographic impressions of just doing your errands on a night when the sun sets gold behind Mount Tabor:
3013.TriMet has, this week, released the list of the finalists for the name they'll be sticking on the new landmark Portland-Milwaukie Transit Bridge. They are:Wy'EastDuniwayCascadia CrossingTillicum Cross
3012.Before I sign out for the day, cats and kittens, here's a few sweepings from the studio floor.Ars Technica has a nifty ar
3011.Posted because I found them in my photo 'stash. I love downtown Portland as the sun goes down. Always has been thus; pretty, shimmery, glimmery, ephemeral. Never more than recently.All copyright me. Don't steal 'em, okay? If you want a
3010.Played around with expanding the city of Port Oregon tonight. Actually it's not an expansion such as a filling in of what was supposed to be there when I envisioned the place and cross-referencing it with my experience viewing city grid after city
3009.Forward, into the past … just quietly. Easy does it. Back away from the new-style logo change and marketing approach and nobody gets hurt. We'll not talk about this again.JCPenney is returning to its roots in Helvetica, it would seem. It will be recalled
3008.Inspired by Jerry Gratzinger, I retake up city creation in the studio.Port Oregon is growing from the center out.
3007.And now, after a long,long time my little blog tries to grow up … with a guest post! I am in a sort of a mixture of renaissance/reconfiguration and I'm aiming to push this into more of a resource. This means more than just sharing my art-healing
3006.Stumbled on at FRCH's Creative Fuel blog, we find one thing we might do when we're stuck or just need to take our brain out for a spin or don't know what to create but want to create something.Here, the Blob isn't something to beware, it's something
3005.Just in, these little gems:
3004.It's just water, people.Reed College … giving away our secrets, yo.
2946.According to an idiot online expert system, I come off in print like one of my idols:I write likeUrsula
2945.Here's a delightful yet bittersweet find. Got this from the Salvation Army over at NE 122nd and Halsey (it used to be a Goodwill before the Goodwill got schmancy new digs just south of there) yesterday.It's a bit of organized labor history, tho' the provenance m
2944.Clap on … clap off …
2943.… or, The Old Man Mad About Art with Microsoft Excel.Seriously? He did this:
2943.When I was out pitcher-takin' yesterday, I explored a few features of my camera that I didn't use often. One of them is black-and-white.Parklane Park