Thursday, February 19, 2009

Paul Turns 50

Paul Bunyan Statue, Portland OR © Mesman Images

No, this handsome devil isn't in Minnesota. Not in North Dakota, either. Montana? Nope. This grinning Paul Bunyan resides in the Kenton neighborhood, here in Portland, Oregon. And he's just hit the big 5-0. That's because Oregon just celebrated its 150th birthday last weekend and Mr. Bunyan was erected for Oregon's Centennial in 1959. Happy Birthday, Big Fella!

Speaking of Kenton. . . Fellow Portland Etsy artist Kenton Beadworks has some beautiful hand-crafted jewelry that you should check out.

Copyright Kenton Beadworks

You can see more of this talented artists's work on Etsy at KentonBeadworks or at Pulse Salon in Downtown Portland.

As always, thanks for supporting Etsy artists and buying hand-made!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We're Still Here!

Najac, Aveyron, France © Mesman Images Portland

Wow! We've really been AWOL in the blogosphere! Like everyone else, we've really been scrambling to make ends meet in this horrific economy. As full time artists, that's a challenging enough task, even when times are good!

We've also been making a conscious effort to print a number of images that, for whatever reason, we've never taken the time show publically. One such print is the one shown above, which is the village of Najac, in southern France. We just adore quaint, rustic villages. . . something there is no shortage of in France!