Friday, September 19, 2014

Dean Caldwell, who climbed El Capitan in 1970, is at Portland Saturday Market every weekend

If you didn't attend the showing of the documentary Valley Uprising last night, you missed the story of our very own Dean Caldwell climbing Yosemite's El Capitan in 1970.  We don't know if one has to be crazy or immensely courageous to climb these very beautiful, vertical, and impressive granite walls.
Read Life Magaziene's article of Dean's drama. 

Valley Uprising was an extremely interesting documentary, showing the battle between those intense climbers, striving to be the first, best, or quickest to the top, and the park rangers, who were determined to enforce rules that restricted the freedoms of the adventurers who saw Yosemite National Park as their climbers' paradise.

Today, Dean has traded his climbing shoes for woodworking tools, as he creates inventive and practicle jewelry displays under the name Ear Nest.  His product's design is so original, it earned him a patent.

Every weekend, you can find him in the 200 row at Portland Saturday Market in Waterfront Park.

After buying one of Dean's jewelry displays, head north in the 200 row and check out Mesman Images' (space 216) Photography and Digital paintings.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

An unlikely performance of a dad and daughter

Check out this photograph!
Our friend Uli, a dad and musician
and his daughter, Uma, a gymnast
have put their talents together to
perform for Uli’s brother’s
wedding back in his native Italy.
Since awhile, Uli Kirchler has put
his music a bit on the back burner
to spend his time making spectacular
wooden vases which he sells at
Portland Saturday Market every

Uma practices gymnastics many hours at
her gym and the instructors would like to
increase this time . . . but Mom and Dad
said no . . . so Uma catches up those
hours at home with her gymnastic friends . . .
just for fun!

What a good idea to go from the US to a
family gathering in Italy with two talents
so unlikely to match!

By the way, we request a weekend performance
here in Portland!

Once you have checked out Uli's work, come across the path
to Mesman Images and look at our wall decor.

Mesman Images Row 200 booth 216
Photography Yvonne Mestre
Presentation Michael Manahan


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Portland Oregon Waterfront - Portland Saturday Market

After you had your coffee or lunch break at Portland Saturday Market (Saturday OR Sunday) come to Mesman Images . . . right at the food court (row 200 booth216) and have a look at our new canvas panels which are kitchen and bathroom safe.