Friday, April 24, 2009

To the Beach

So recently, a friend of mine and I decided to drive the hour and a half windy road to the Oregon Coast (Cannon Beach for those of you who like specifics) I am in love with the grey-ness that seems to persist there even when the sun is shining here. Well... actually I was a little disapointed that the cloud bank was obscurring our sunset, but other than that it was nice to feel the sand and freezing cold ocean again.

By recently, I mean Tuesday

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Getting lost in the dark

So I have been busy enjoying the sunshine, to some extent, as well as suffering greatly from my allergies... pooey. This weekend was so amazing I can not describe it in words, but here are a few pictures from a small excursion with Rachel on Friday to Alberta St.
The pastries here were amazing, I want to go back in the morning some time when they will be fresh.

Busses always make us sleepy, we could sleep the entire trip to and from Alberta St.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Street wanderings

So tonight I decided to go look at some books at Powell's.
Some research...

Probably my favorite section in the entire store... knitting!

Speaking of knitting, I found this little piece of graffiti knitting right outside of Powell's! I was excited because I plan on doing something similar, but much larger scale (hopefully a tree) in the future.

And, finally, I am in love with the windows at Anthropologie. I can not get enough of them, ever.

Thoughts about things

So people are walking around, all of the world, with the huge, expensive super nice cameras... it makes me jealous. Mostly because they buy these super nice, high quality cameras and lenses and then don't learn how to use them, they just set everything to auto and push a button down. I'm sorry, if this applies to you, I understand you want a nice quality to your family photos, but if you are going to buy a nice camera, please, instead of ripping my heart out and stomping on it, learn to use it at least a little bit.

Wow that sounded kind of harsh, but it's just my opinion...

So, my least favorite class led me to two different but amazing things today, the first is an artist, Marta Sanchez, from Panama.

I love her designs and the colors she uses, her artwork just makes me happy.

Her website

The second thing that I discovered, well had heard of before but am now doing a project on, is guerrilla gardening. Guerrilla gardeners re-claim unused soil and dirt in urban areas by planting in them. I am going to be doing this myself, hopefully, sometime in the next few weeks, for a class project. We haven't decided exactly where yet, but anyone in Portland (Oregon, that is) that is interested is welcome to come, we may ask, however for a small donation toward our plant-buying fund. I'll probably have more to say in the next week or so...

That's in Toronto and I just can't wait to do something, maybe not quite this cool, but still pretty amazing.

More Info

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


So, a couple of my friends have been planning on starting a blog for a very long time, and they finally did this last weekend, then I somehow decided to start one. It was so beautiful out today! But it's supposed to get even more beautiful and I can not wait!

Spring is coming, which means rain, flowers, and allergies. But the sunshine between the rain will be wonderful after the cold, wet winter.