Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Show Opening at Suzette Crêperie

As the doors of Suzette Crêperie opened this morning, the smell of  nutella-filled goodness sent through the streets of Southeast Portland heralded the inception of my latest solo show.

[Photo courtesy of Suzette's facebook page]

About 20 pieces of mine created within the past year will be on display at the SE Belmont restaurant through the end of August.

[Little Pieces, 2012, on view at Suzette this month]
I love the way the work looks in the French-inspired café, aglow under strings of tea lights. Check it out if you're in the 'hood; Suzette does sweet and savory crepes, and every meal from breakfast to cocktail hour -- with vegan and gluten-free options available.

3342 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR


Sunday, August 5, 2012

East to West

I spent the last two weeks visiting the East Coast -- from New York to Pennsylvania to Northern Maine, seeing extended family, playing tourist in Boston.

[Hotel View, Manhattan] 
[Visiting the best NY friends... and their best pups!]

[Walking the High Line green space]

[Researching my ancestry in Jessup, PA]

[Connecticut River from Norwich, VT]

[Grinding wheat berries into flour at the King Arthur factory in VT]

[Connecticut River]

[Cobblestoned Boston, MA]

[The perpetually busy Mike's Pastry in Boston's North End]

[Some spiritual kitsch in the North End]

[A food cart -- that sells Portland's Stumptown Coffee -- in Cambridge, MA!]

[Sam Adams Brewery Tour -- very well done, and a big check off the list after
six years of living near Boston and not visiting]

[Magical and mechanical art at the MIT Museum, Cambridge]


Of course no view was quite as majestic as that of Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor, and the Three Sisters as we descended back into Portland :)

I brought some of the East Coast heat back with me -- PDX has been struggling through some of  the hottest days of the year. I am ready, however, to jump into a busy August! Now for some R & R after hanging another solo show today on SE Belmont's Suzette Crêperie!