Saturday was a crazy wonderful. One of these crazy whirlwind days that unfolds continuously. It started early, at 9 am, when Ivy from W+K came over to interview me for a show she’s doing on their W+K Radio station about Portland. Keep Portland Abe! Then I went down to P:ear to interview homeless youth for my Neighborhood Diaries project. Then C picked me up and we were going to go home or something, but we decided to get coffee instead, and saw people dressed up to do the Lion Dance so we went to the Chinese Garden to watch that. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the lions were spitting out lettuce. Also, one of them had a little tail that wagged around really fast.
Then we went to breakfast at Pambiche, and then I bought fancy chocolates at Alma, including a chocolate sacred (anatomical) heart covered in gold. This was a gift for Irena, whose studio we then went to.
A week before, Irena had a contest where she gave away all the art in her studio to make room for the new year’s creativity. One nice couple from Ohio brought Vodka he had infused with cinnamon sticks and vanilla (which I later got from Trader Joes). I tried a shot and it was delicious, so I was hopeless when later offered with a White Russian made from the stuff.
Here’s me with my free art, the piece is called “Dismembered Sky.”
After that we went to Bonfire to play pool and finish what the White Russians started, and Sabrina forbade me to ever wear a hat again. Also C beat me at pool a lot, but I didn’t mind.