Friday, October 31, 2008

New and Improved Clear Bags

Coquille River Lighthouse, Bandon, Oregon - Copyright Mesman Images

If you use resealable "Clear Bags" to package your prints or note cards, at one time or another, you've probably opened one up, then, before resealing it, the adhesive has either touched the print or otherwise given you fits. Now, that problem has been solved!

Clear bags is offering a number of sizes with the adhesive on the sleeve, rather than the flap. This means that you can take out a print or card, then re-use the sleeve, without the adhesive getting anywhere near the printed surface. Clearbags with the adhesive on the sleeve are identified by the letters "PC" following the stock number. So, a sleeve that holds a 5 x7 note card and envelope would be # B75PC. And, remember, Clearbags are always less expensive if you buy them online, directly from the manufacturer, at

One more thing: they are now making environmentally-friendly, biodegradable sleeves as well. Info on this special new product can be found through this link: Earth-friendly Clear Bags

Etsy Artist of the Day:

Today, we'd like to draw your attention to a graphic artist living in the faraway land of Singapore. Her name is Vera, but on Etsy she goes by Lemon Shortbread. Her colorful artwork includes the two ACEO's shown above, both of which are based on fashion from other eras. Please visit Vera's Etsy shop and. . . Thanks for buying hand-made!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Our Products Are in Powell's for Home and Garden

We're proud to announce another relationship with Powell's Books! This time, Powell's Books for Home and Garden, in the heart of the Hawthorne shopping district, is carrying our hand-made magnets and note cards. These products feature various sights from Portland and around the state of Oregon. They are also carrying our "cut-out" night lights featuring the famous "Made in Oregon" neon sign in Portland's Old Town. If you haven't been to Powell's for Home and Garden, you're missing out on a real treat! In addition to their wonderful collection of books, they offer a wide variety of tasteful gifts to suit all tastes. And, they are connected by an interior door to the gourmet food and wine store, Pasta Works. Yum!

Powell's Books for Home and Garden
3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

Etsy Artist of the Day:

Today's featured Etsy artist comes from the great state of Maine. Jessica Moreau-Berry creates little treasures out of "found" and vintage items. You might say that she "revives" junk. And so, her aptly named Etsy shop is Junque Revival. As you can see above, the results of Jessica's hard work are stunning! In addition to her Etsy shop, you can visit Jessica's website and blog.

Thanks for supporting Etsy artists and buying hand-made!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our Journals at Portland Japanese Garden

The gift shop at the Portland Japanese Garden is now carrying our journals and sketch books! The garden is on its Winter time schedule now, so its hours are

  • 10am-4pm Tuesday–Sunday
  • Noon-4pm Monday
The garden just announced that its next FREE admission day will be Tuesday, November 11th.
On this free admission day, the garden hopes that you'll bring some non-perishable food items to donate to the Oregon Food Bank.

If you're in the Portland area, the Japanese Garden is not to be missed. And, while you're there, please drop by the quaint little gift shop and have a look at our latest work!

Etsy Artist of the Day:

Today we'd like to draw your attention to Treasurefield, an Etsy artist who practices her craft from an undisclosed location between the mountains and the coast in the Carolinas. We love her heart pendants and, well, everything else in her shop, too! Admire her creations in her Etsy shop Treasurefield or her sister shop Yesterdazey.

Our website is back online with a new and improved shopping cart. We'll be adding new images and products each day. Check it out here: Mesman Images

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Pet Photo Night Lights

We're now offering acrylic night-lights featuring images of YOUR pets! We've been selling a variety of night-lights for some time now, and we've often been asked, "Can you make one of my cat or my dog?" We've even had one guy ask us to make one out of the squirrel he always feeds in his front yard. So, by popular demand. . . We'll be happy to make a custom night-light featuring your pet (or anything else you'd like a night-light of, within reason) for $25 each. That's a modest mark-up of a few bucks from our usual night-lights, but that's just to cover the additional prep work. You can order these lights on Etsy, here at out MesmanToo shop. Or, go to our regular shop at and e-mail us your request so we can place it online as a special order.