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The ZehnKatzen Times

http://zehnkatzen.blogspot.com/

Located in Happy Valley

Last update: May 30th, 2014 at 11:58 am

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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.

3102.Our text is The Artist's Guide, by Jackie Battenfield. The homily should become apparent, I hope.

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3101.Where I try to come up with things. My 'studio' is in the basement, in a finished room that is outfitted as an office. It is made with a perma-desk and a bunch of cabinets and is a very fine place to just exist. Happiest place I've ever been able to call my own.

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3100.Ever wonder what Donna Barr's (The Desert Peach, Stinz) like in person? Well, a show I'd not heard of before, Karl Show! (starring Jason), took on Donna Barr. That probably left a

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3099.Tom Peterson seems to be a trending item. Interest has increased in the legendary salesman since it's been made public that his health is failing to the point he has to be moved into assisted living,

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3098.Google changed its corporate logo a few days back, it would seem.No? Looks no different, you say?Well, peep this, posers.

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3097.If one can't be a brilliant success, why not be a beautiful failure?

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3096.The block on the north side of the east end of the Burnside Bridge has something of a conflicted history. For a long time, nobody knew what its future would look like. Many people had some definite ideas, but in the end, none of them willed o

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3095.… of course, I've never seen the actual flagger on duty, so I don't know. But I wouldn't want to push them, whoever they are. You know, liability, legal concerns, getting your ass fried off, and things of that nature.

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3094.Now, I'll start this out by saying that my jones for art supplies exists on a level second to nobody's. If I actually created as much art as I know I can with the supplies I have stocked up, I could fuel several musea for rather a few years. And I like what I like, lik

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3093.Being the PDX lover that I am, I usually find my way to the great posts, one way or the other. Maybe it's net-magic, the way the intarwebz tend to remember what you like, I don't know. But I find them, or they find me.Today's offe

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3092.In Portland, Oregon, you tend to get spoiled, visually. Public art is so easy to come by you begin to tune it into the background. A lovely, texturally rich background, but a background never the less, and backgrounds tend to get taken for granted.I'm somew

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3091.The Artist's Guide is a book by Jackie Battenfield that I've just acquired. It's a book subtitled How to make a living doing what you love, and is one of the many that you can find that claim to be able to show you a path from being

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3090.McDonalds, that symbol of the modern age, has a new mascot intended to encourage kids to eat healthier versions of its Happy Meals™. I'm sure it will encourage them to eat something, but it will either be Burger King, or their own hopes and dreams in some sort of exi

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3089.What. A. Season.I wish it hadn't ended in a rout-ish ending, but what. A. Season.Am I right?It would seem the Blazers are entering, at long last, something of a Golden Age. Depends on how much you know. If you started following them lately, or

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3088.On Saturday, 17 May 2014, as the May offering in Muse Art and Design's Artist-to-Artist talks, Peter and the crew hosted an artist I'd not heard of before: Meredith Dittmar. This is Meredith:

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3087.MOAR OUTER EAST PORTLANDIA CLOUDZ!!!!This is Saturday, the 17th, and the atmosphere was quite active. Those local to Outer East Portlandia and the Greater Russellville Metro Area will recall that the day after was quite active with the thunderstorms and the

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3086.Spotted while going from there to here along SE 122nd Avenue at Stark, on Saturday:

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3085.From the Dept of It Could Happen Anywhere But You'll Automatically Assume It's Happening In Portland And You Won't Be Wrong Dept we have this gem (via KATU):

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3084.Okay, so the title's a little grandiloquent. Or, hell, a lot. There was an alternative title to this posting, riffing on something Pete Seeger had written on a banjo as sort of an answer to what Woody Guthrie's guitar famously sai

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3083.This just in, via Randy Stapilus, blogmaster at the Ridenbaugh Press:

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3082.In another missive, I said that sometimes I find the theme, sometimes, the theme finds me.  This is true, and relevant. Also, living in the most violently adorable photogenic city on the planet, sometimes you go out for great vistas, and

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3081.Just about everyone reading this may have heard of something called a piccolo. In orchestra, it's a half-size flute that plays an octave higher than written, though in Italian, the instrument is called an ottavino.

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3080.I am a kid of the TV generation. This is true, and relevant.I was born in Silverton, Oregon and spent a lot of time watching the boob tube. It would not be wholly incorrect to say that the TV signals not only sent me news, information, fun, and a ton of day

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3079.The annual Gethsemane Lutheran Church is truly the Gumpian bawx of chawklits. You really never know what you're going to get.Oh, there are some things which are verities. The snacks, running to chili, sa

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3078.Sometimes I have a theme, sometimes the theme has me.I wanted pictures last Sunday, but there was nothing I could come up with to go out to particularly. But this was the Sunday that lived up to the immortal Oregon dictum if you don't like the weather, s

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3077.Thus spake ZehnKatzen: this is what comes of being the face of an initiative and, naturally, leading with your chin.It's writ large in more than one place: success has a million parents; failure, an orphan. And, when something huge pancakes

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3076.One thing that gets tedious pretty quick these days is the insistence of people on some kind of oracle.The future, by definition, hasn't happened yet; it's unknowable. It's guessable. You can predict 

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3075.Sunday was for Powell's. I will never doubt how lucky I am to be a Portlander.Those of you who are, as I am, luckier than most, know something of the nabe it's in. It's as urban as Oregon gets. Vistas of city as far as you can stretch; from the parking gara

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3074.I'd provide one, myself, but what with my irreverence combined with my absolutely torn feelings about creeds these days, I'm afraid I might lose my last four readers.

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3073.Casting ones art upon the waters is a dicey (as in, 'throw of the') proposition.One hopes that the exposure gets one the good kind of notoriety, perhaps the notice that encourages people to support you, either with money or, at the very least, encouragement

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