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I’ve been busy

Generally I don’t like to make excuses for my absence from wherever. It just means that my energy has been diverted to some place else and that with the ebb and flow of life I’ll end up back at someplace comfy. Lately the Portland Button Works shop has consumed me. I’m here everyday from 9 or 10 am to 3 or 4pm. It has been a long time since I had a place to go with specific hours for work and I’m still adjusting. I mean, my commute has gone from 10 feet vertical, to 2.5 blocks from my house.

The shop is open and people trickle in but we are still working to build our space in the neighborhood and also online. I’m slowly transitioning Small world buttons and eventually my Etsy shop into Portland Button Works. Right now we are working on getting all the zines in the shop up on the website and well as all of our buttons. It is a tedious project but we are making headway everyday.

I’d sort of rather being working in my garden, and I know Jackie and OJ would rather have me there too, but growing this shop is something special too. Please check it out and see what I have been up to:

Portland Button Works

Portland Button Works facebook

Portland Button Works tumblr

Portland Button Works flickr

Portland Button Works: 1322 N Killignsworth Portland, Oregon 97217

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Riverhouse pictures and musing about fest today

So, Paul and I spent only one night up at the Riverhouse last week but I did get some photos of the inside. It is nothing fancy and has sort of become a catch all for everyone’s left over stuff. Also, when Paul and I stay alone we sort of jsut leave out stuff everywhere and sleep in the livingroom in front of the fire. There are two small bedrooms, but why sleep there when you have a view like this right next to you.

wall of windows

wall of windows

looks out onto this

looks out onto this

and this right out side the window

and this right out side the window

looking down the house from the living room through the dining room and into the kitchen

looking down the house from the living room through the dining room and into the kitchen

snack-y means on the kitchen island where we do jigaw puzzles and crossword puzzles

snack-y means on the kitchen island where we do jigaw puzzles and crossword puzzles

relax by the fire to the sound of the river rushig by

relax by the fire to the sound of the river rushig by

Paul played his beat up old accoustic guitar and tries to make me sing with him.

Paul played his beat up old accoustic guitar and tries to make me sing with him.

Paul with his shaggy hair and the orange-y-ness of the wood paneling at the Riverhouse make paul look like he stepped out of the 70's

Paul with his shaggy hair and the orange-y-ness of the wood paneling at the Riverhouse make paul look like he stepped out of the 70's

Fire.

Fire.

Today I think I’m going to Stumptown Comic’s fest to see if maybe someone wants to buy copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution and check out the comic-y goodness. I’m also hungry and thinking of  going to the Food cart fest too. Where else but Portland is there a festival of food carts? I love this city!