Saturday, July 19, 2014

Magnets, Magnets, Magnets! Mesman Images at Portland Saturday Market

Today . . . let's have a look at Mesman Images' photo-magnet-factory locations. 

The loud and dirty work . . . cutting acrylic and sanding is done outdoors . . . although this depends on the time of day, because during quiet hours it is partially done in the basement or the garage and here and there the sound of the machinery is broken by a loud F... of Michael's voice.

 The cleaner work, like printing, pasting, gluing, and tagging begins in the home office, then travels throughout the rest of the house, from the dining room table to the coffee table and, then, for a short drying time, . . . the futur magnets get a relaxing break from the adhesives, sitting on the window sill or on the top of the TV, listening to MSNBC.  If space is an issue, any inch of the house that can hold the size of a magnet will do.

 The final stage takes place in the kitchen, under the watchful eye of our assistant, Sophie the dog. 

One more thing before packing . . . during the last drying session, we admire our work, which is hand-made from scratch here in Portland, using materials bought from 4 local businesses.  Buying our magnets supports five Portland businesses.

So, come and check out these photographic magnets, which show you the great places here in Oregon.  We are at Portland Saturday Market (Sundays Too!) which is the only juried market at the Portland Waterfront . . . not to be confused with the Skidmore Market or the World Market. 
We'll see you there . . . at Mesman Images, Row 200, Space 216 near the food court.

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