On Saturday my group toured part of downtown Portland where we visited interesting shops selling hand made items, a yarn shop, a button and trim shop, a funky clothing shop (where I bought a great Shibori shirt), and the Pioneer Place Mall where we went directly to the third floor to see its very impressive gallery currently showing The Oregon SAQA group show, " Layers". I loved the show and the space, but I'm only going to show a few of my favorites.
Exploring Layers by Amanda Miler
Rivets 2 by Sidnee Snell
Aspen Lea by Catherine Beard
My son is a foodie and Portland is a wonderful place for that and we went to three restaurants with the most incredible, unusual, and delicious food. I hope my waistline didn't suffer. All in all it was a super trip and I am inspired to get going in my studio