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things have been busy busy busy over here in 12. deadlines are coming up quickly and one of the projects that i'm working on will be going into production and out in the real world soon. scary and also very exciting.

the weather's been thunderstormy lately, but 12 is still full of free food, a lot of work, and even some strawberry milk. yey!


3-day weekend

this was a busy weekend. first thursday openings, art & music in the park, and the beach.

evan b. harris just opened another wonderful solo show at compound gallery. all the work was nautical themed this time and i love the nesting dolls he did!

fifty24pdx gallery featured the work of cody hudson this month. i originally saw his work in person two years ago when upper playground opened their portland location and it's changed so much since then - a lot more installation and exploration.

upper playground is going to be opening up a new location in seattle sometime this upcoming month. that makes locations in SF, portland, london, LA, sacramento, berkeley, and now seattle...all (except SF of course) opening in just the last two years!

upper playground had a party in the park on saturday and had live painting, live djs, and lots of lazing about in the beautiful weather.

king hercules

the beach was...gorgeous.

12 and friends went to ecola beach on sunday. the weather was overcast but mild and i spent the day sticking my hands in tide pools and cracks in rocks trying to pet the starfish and tiny baby hermit crabs.

richard the crab




this fantastic book is coming out this october. first of all, i love pop-up books and secondly, i love the 'hidden' letters. already have mine preordered. <3



mike from 12 broke out all his fenagling skills and scored some VIP tickets to the faint concert tonight. they're on tour to promote their forthcoming album 'fasciinatiion'. the faint hails from his hometown (omaha), so we had to go and represent 12... plus the faint is awesome.

it was a really rad concert and we were so close, you could feel their sweat.

the show was at the crystal ballroom, famous for its 'floating' mechanical dance floor. the floor is constructed so that it bounces and has give to it as people move across it - supposedly a lot better for dancer knees and ankles and a lot of fun for concerts.

the place was packed and people were throwing everything from bras to pants onstage. pants? kids nowadays.

so loud you had to text to talk to each other:
OMG! we <3 u faint! (^_~) lol!