Portland is a great little city, beautiful red brick buildings in the older parts of town (the city burned to the ground in 1866 and all the wood buildings were replaced with brick), strong art scene, lots of great restaurants, and just generally a good place to be a creative person. It's been a bit of an adjustment from living in a small town but my neighborhood is really quiet with a lot of families that have been here for years (one of my neighbors actually built my house and that was around 50 years ago). I actually watched the kids next door paying catch in the street yesterday, it would have been some flashback from the 50s if it were for their clothes and another neighbor playing some rather catchy latin music.
So what have I been up to since the move? Mostly getting my studio put together and getting back to work. I have a much larger space to work now, the room even has built in storage (which is of course why I claimed it for my studio).
|The studio before moving in, the only time it'll ever be neat.|