Twice a year the Portland Art Collective retreats into the woods of Menucha, a retreat and conference center in the Columbia Gorge east of Portland. This past weekend was our spring time to get away.
Just driving onto the grounds causes me to take a deep breath and relax.
Everyone worked on such a variety of projects.
On Saturday night, Stephanie and I had to clean ourselves up enough to head into downtown Portland for the opening of our show, Outside the Box II. (I'll be doing a separate blog post about the opening and the shennanigans that took place there.)
Three great days of playing, creating, relaxing, and laughing.
A few glimpses of our frivolity - some risque reading, a small fire, interacting, even a poetry slam on Saturday night.
I worked on a variety of projects, all involving paint: a trifecta of mini canvases for a fall show, post cards for a summer swap, and my Fearless Faces -- always my Fearless Faces!