Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Work in progress...and lots of eye candy!

I wanted to show you a painting I'm working on...I tweek a lot as I go, with proportions, etc., so what doesn't quite look right now, will come together later.
I also wanted to show you some pictures I took at a store I love going to in Portland.


It's called Cargo.
When you go, your have to spend some time because there is so much to look at.

Lamps created from old slides...so cool.

Everywhere you turn, there's beauty...


color...

inspiration...

a feast for the eyes.

You always feel like you didn't even see

a fraction of what was there.

Even the front door is a work of art.

I'll leave you with that...'till next time.

18 comments:

Annette Q said...

Congratulations on your lovely new blog...it looks great lori! This store looks incredible too :-)

Janine said...

Love your wip!

Love that store!

Pamela Holderman said...

I will have to visit this store next time I am in the area. I really want a santos. Your blog looks great!

Carrie Joy Byrnes said...

I love your blog! Love that painting in progress too. What great inspiration the whole thing is- wonderful!

lori diane said...

Thank you all so much! Yes, the store is amazing. It isn't small either-so much to see.

risa said...

Wow! I want to go to that store! Eye candy for sure!

Thanks too for sharing your work!

Judy Wise said...

oh man, this is going to cost me some money! xo

Denise Daffara said...

Hi Lori,

wonderful fabulous awesome looking brand new blog!!!

woo hooo
congratulations,
I LOVE your banner and background... so clever!!

xoxo Denise

erin carver said...

love seeing work in progress Lori. and WOW that store looks incredible! i love the front door :)

Rusted Wings said...

Yesterday a lady from Portland came into the store I was working in (in Montana) and bought one of my friends mixed media shrines, and told me I would have to visit your featured store 'cargo' next time i was in Portland! I'm already planing my next trip out to see you...probably in August!! Can't wait to see this place (and you!!)
Your newest 'beginnings' looks great too!!
love you!!

lori diane said...

Thank you all so much for visiting! Glad you enjoyed it!

schererart said...

I love the painting you're working on. It has a warm feeling to it.

I would spend hours in the store, and come home broke. Oh my, the ideas there must be endless.

lovellaranch said...

So happy we are friends on facebook...lots of wonderful people/friends in this art community...Love Love Love your work!!! hugs and love....k

Shariyah said...

wow, I love the new work in progress! Can't wait to see the finished product...good idea to post photos as you continue to tweak and add to the painting so we can see the stages- I need to start doing that...I've been lazy! Love the photos of the shop Cargo, wish it was near me!(tho it's probably best its not...I'd be too tempted to spend all my $$$!) Great work, and loving your blog...keep it up Auntie Lori, you inspire me! love you

artenvy said...

wouldn't it be fun to make an artists play date in or near your locale. Everyone would meet somewhere and then go on a shopping spree together at places like this one you've shared with us? I wish i knew more artists in my town!

lori diane said...

Yes, that would be so fun, Kristen!
Shariyah, I'd love to see works in progress from you! You are so creative with the techniques you use, it would be great to see it all. Put it on your "to do" list!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Lori;
Your painting is stunning. It reminds me some of Michaelangelo style. I love it!

lori diane said...

Wow! Michaelangelo! Ok that's about the biggest compliment imaginable! thank you Kelly!