Sometimes I forget what a neat city Portland, Maine is. (It's the original Portland, by the way. Portland, Maine, was founded in 1623, according to Wikipedia, and incorporated in 1786. Portland, Oregon, was incorporated more than 60 years later, in 1851.) Anyway, Saturday I managed to get downtown for a bit, and luckily I had my camera with me.
My goal was to visit my favorite thrift shop, The Good Cause, now located on Forest Ave. On the way there, the windows of a restaurant called Nakornping Thai caught my eye, and I started snapping. Then I noticed some pretty white dresses in the window of the thrift shop. They reminded me of my First Communion dress, so I had to stop and take a closer look at them. Once inside the store, I spotted a sign for prom gowns, so I had to check them out -- I liked the array of colors and fabrics. Once outside again, I had to stop to look in a gallery window. Are those little heads of babies? Clowns? Baby clowns?
Anyway, it was a beautiful spring-like day (finally!), and I enjoyed my short walk in downtown Portland.
I'm getting creative with felt! I was inspired by a pin that I saw on Etsy. On Thursday, I stopped by JoAnn Fabrices to pick up some felt and a pair of pinking scissors, and then last night, I got going. What fun! The only one that is sewn together is the heart with rhinestone button. I had originally planned to add a pin to the back, but I'm kind of liking being able to set this little heart on a tabletop.
I've really enjoyed Bright Week! So happy that I heard about it through Concrete and Honey http://concretehoney.blogspot.com/. (Sorry, I don't know a better way of doing links! Maybe someone can teach me!) Anyway, here are some photos I took several years ago and then manipulated using Photoshop Elements. Enjoy! And TGIF!
I recently cleaned out (which is to say, sold) a bunch of vintage china & glass. But I still have this photo of Golden Button china, circa 1950s, and I think its bright yellow accents are perfect for Bright Week.
Beth is a creative Mainer, constant dreamer, retired writer, passionate beader, positive thinker, and cancer survivor. "I am a woman who feels blessed to live in the great state of Maine. I enjoy being creative in many ways: making bracelets, taking pictures, creating unique greeting cards, making monoprints, and much more."