posters and jewelry and my 10-year anniversary August 31, 2007

I saw a dual show of Dan Stiles’ screen-printed posters and Melissa Stiles’ Stubborn jewelry line last night at a party for ReadyMade — I loved their stuff and bought some of the super graphic earrings they collaborated on (the birds especially caught my eye)…

jewelry collaboration by Dan and Melissa Stiles

jewelry collaboration by Dan and Melissa Stiles

Here’s some of her resin-and-metal jewelry, too, which I thought was gorgeous.

Stubborn by Melissa Stiles

I met up with Christina and Diane at the party for one last hurrah while she was in town. The lighting is… unusual, but if you squint you can see some of Dan’s posters in soft focus behind us.

Christina, Diane and me at the ReadyMade party

He also designed this year’s Bumbershoot poster — I really wish I could have made it up there to see the Shins and visit Torie, Cathy, and Christina at their booths, but we’re deep in rehearsals for our upcoming show (more on that later).

Bumbershoot poster by Dan Stiles

So if you’re in Portland like me, Art in the Pearl is going on in the Park Blocks downtown, which should be a nice afternoon. Over a hundred artists are exhibiting and selling their work, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft is having extended hours on Monday as well. All the info is here.

jewelry by Amy Buettner
a ring by Amy Buettner, one of the artists in the show

This weekend is also ten years since I moved to Portland! I’m really excited to hit a decade in my favorite place in the world. Of course I love LA too, and I had such a great time there — but what can I say, Portland is home and it just feels nice to celebrate the milestone here. Even though it would have been cool to see the Shins again in Seattle, of course…

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