I'm Vanessa, a graphic design student living in Portland, Oregon. I enjoy printmaking, book design, photography, and cruising the web. I'm inspired by European folk art, mid-century furniture, traditional tattoo flash and conceptual design. My work is based in the develop-ment of a strong foundational concept and utilizes the knowledge gained in my BA in Psychology to strengthen my designs.
Hi Everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. I’ve been in my cave snuggled up in blankets trying to beat a cold. Thursday night Alex had the opening for his group show, Internal, at Hellion Gallery in the Pearl District. It was a fun night, I was able to meet some of Alex’s coworkers and friends he’s met through the gallery. It’s so great seeing other people react so positively to his work. It’s one of the best feelings I can imagine to observe the love other people have for the one you love. I’m so proud of him and all of the hard work he put into this show. Literally hours upon hours of labor and love went into each piece.
(Photo by Hellion Gallery)
(Photo by Hellion Gallery)
To see more of Alex’s work you can visit his website www.alexdespain.com. We’re currently working on a redesign for his website.
I recently saw Sully Sullivan’s Back Into The Wild series on Starr’s website and I was instantly in love. I’ve been dreaming of summer adventures pretty hard lately and there is serious talk of building a tee-pee in our backyard for outdoor festivities. Do these images make you feel warm and fuzzy?
If you’re visiting the actual website and not reading this from your rss feed/blog reader/what have you… you may notice a slight upgrade in festive outfitting for the LLSS bloggy wog. I’ve been caught up in the dreary wetland that is Portland winters (although green and wonderful) and needed a fresh whimsical look that would remind me of Spring’s intent. Coincidentally I spend my days wearing UrbanEars in a matching sweet minty blue/green hue (thank you darling), listening to The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT).
In the midst (mist) of the wet season I’ve been obsessing with certain melodies that seem impossible to not obsess over, atleast for me. Numerous books, posters, and every downloadable song out their that speaks to the talent of John Lennon… I got it. It seems obvious that I would love the tenderly sung songs of his offspring, Sean Lennon and his other half, Charlotte Kemp Muhl (dreamy lady). I think our souls must have been conceived in the same wonderland of gumdrops, early psychological assessments, distorted acid trip dreams, side show carnivals, and other nonsensical and sometimes mildly logical preoccupations.
As the duo The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Lennon (son of The Beatles’ John Lennon) and Muhl play multiple instruments and sing in harmony about elegant gardens, dystopian futures, striving scientists and much more.
“We’re sort of a superorganism,” Lennon says. “Between us we have four arms and four legs and and we try to play off the best of each other’s talents.” “Read/Hear more of The GOASTT on NPR
Or come see The GOASTT with me here in Portland on Jan 28th @ The Woods. Bonne nuit ma cherie.
I stumbled upon (only metaphorically, not literally or internetally) the illustration/typography work of Teagan White and I’m really into what she’s doing. She has prints of her work available on Society6 – add them to your wishlists!