Photos of HELD show

Hi All Y’all,

Here are some photos of the show at HELD.

The art will be up for another week maybe, maybe less, so if you are in Portland and you do want to (but haven’t yet) see the work, the store is open 6 days a week, from 11 to 7. No mondays, you know, it’s Portland. The address again is 3033 NE Alberta.

Last night I had an event, and taught a few people how to make yarn from plastic bags. It was fun!

When you do go in to the store, you might get to talk to one of several good friends of mine who run the store. The belts are made from reclaimed discarded material. They are the strongest belts in the world, upcycled, amazing, and cute!

So, here are some pictures.

Best,

Katie Simpson Spain

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so excited!!!!

hi folks!

it’s been a bit since i posted anything, i’ve been distracted by cranberries, mashed potato, cashew ‘cheesecake’, and things like that. but now that it’s black friday, and i don’t want to buy anything, i’m getting ready for the next fun things.

o i am so excited about tomorrow!!!!!!!
the event at HELD is  going to rock! please come see my work and if ya want i will even teach you how to make plastic bags into yarn! OMG!

i hope to see you soon, in between 4 and 7 tomorrow evening, saturday november 28th, 2009, at HELD (3033 NE Alberta, in Portland). it’s going to be so much fun!

ok, i am going to eat things now…

yay!!!!!

ps i am going to move my studio over like 3 spaces, within the same studio warehouse of fabulousness, Switchyard, and i will post updates about that as it happens. so far i’ve just been organizing a little, and packing up small things into the only boxes i have. it’s only like a 20 foot move, but i still need some of that packing magic to happen so it’ll go smoothly.

fun times!

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oh sweet trash!
i am in a new artistic phase maybe?
i want to make things from trash. staple it together. i am very excited about staples!
mountains, cities, valleys, all of this largescale.
i want to make it from cardboard. from water bottles and plastic bags.
i want to make a trash metropolis.
maybe i will! my cousin offered room and board in trade for a cardboard city in her city, albuquerque.
also, for the record, i had soup dumplings today! we had to wait for 1/2 hour outside to get a seat.
but we did it, we got them.
the best food! they are so damn good!
i want more.
maybe it’s because of that strawberry daquerie at the south street seaport. it came out of a machine like a slurpie. dude.
but anyhow, new york continues to be magical.
and it was that way long ago, and it will be that way a long time from now.
(ps wandering down wall street tonight we saw the place george washington took his oath as prez. just al random like in the financial district. what must this city have been like back then? a smaller place, but a city still.)
oh also i saw a shopping cart lady with a sequined shirt on. only in new york. really.

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