Link Love // Shadows and Patterns #1

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in Links, Pattern, Portland | 5 Comments

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I’m hoping that soon Portland will be getting enough sun for me to make a small series of photographs of shadows and patterns. These are from a couple of weekends ago when the weather was warm, and I was taking some walks through the neighborhood. The sky here is flat gray a lot of the fall and winter, so the shadows were a pleasant shock. I seemed to find an interesting shadow or pattern everywhere I turned.

This weekend I have a printmaking class all day Saturday, and the weather forecast tells me we’re in for another gray weekend, so I’ll be getting caught up on my Project Life scrapbook pages, and some other artsy projects on Sunday.

I’m participating in Tammy’s wonderful Link Love mission today, and leaving you with some links to check out over the weekend. Stop by Daisy Yellow to say hello, or join in spreading the link love.

  • Emily Balsley’s Sketchbook Project: Emily’s sketchbook project is a wonderful little narrative about a sandwich making factory. Her illustrations are so fun. See also part 2.
  • Create Every Day by Kari Maxwell: This blog is one of my new reads. Kari always has wonderful insights on the creative process, daily art practices and more.
  • Interview with Oliver Jeffers on The Great Discontent: TGD is one of my favorite sites to read interviews. The interviews are very in depth and feature a wide variety of makers, and (bonus!) are presented beautifully. Oliver Jeffers is a relatively new discovery for me, but I’ve seen his work pop up on a couple of blogs lately, so I was very excited to see an interview with him. This video about his work is also a very charming visual treat.
  • Flora Bowley’s 30-Day Blog Love Affair: I love Flora’s mission to blog daily, and reinvent her relationship with her blog. From her latest blog posts, it looks like it’s working!
  • Itty Bitty Kitty Committee: If you are ever feeling down, this blog is the place to go. I dare you to not feel happier after reading about these kittens.

I hope you have a wonderful, creative weekend. Thanks for stopping by!



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5 Comments

  1. Natasha
    April 12, 2013

    I love found patterns and shadows as well! I also love that I notice them. I will cross my fingers for more sun for you!

    I am looking forward to exploring your links that you have shared. :)

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  2. Tammy
    April 15, 2013

    The first photograph, trees against a textured wall, is gorgeous! I find myself constantly distracted by patterns I find. And the last photo, the juxtaposition of two patterns/textures, is really lovely. I’m happy to have discovered your work through Anika’s pattern challenge this past December and thank you for joining the mission to share the link love!

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  3. Roni J.
    April 17, 2013

    I hope you are using these beautiful patterns for your printmaking, missy! So nice!

    Also, I am so happy that you have found Oliver. I have been following his work for a few years now and actually found him via http://lookatbook.com/-ever heard of it? It’s great inspiration for artjournalists, sketchbookers, and collage-y handmade-y ladies like you and me.

    Ok, that’s all. lol

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  4. Kaylan
    August 30, 2013

    So pretty!

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  5. cococita
    September 9, 2013

    Saying hello as I just found out about your blog in the course we are taking together. I am a big lover of patterns and shadows as well, as they have so much potential as inspiration source. Hope to see more of this sort of photography on your blog as I really like it.

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