Friday, September 12, 2014

Mayfair Hotel! Deviant Scrap becomes Mischief Circus. CrowAbout Studio.

Deviant Scrap is a great site for digital collagers.  They offer digital images in png form with transparent backgrounds, ready to download and pop into your next collage. Images. Backgrounds, Numbers and Letters, themed sets and heaps of inspiration.  And as you might tell, these are funky, fun, unique, grungy, oddling images too. Up my alley and hopefully yours too.

They are a collective of artists who offer their images and designs.  Recently, the changed their name to Mischief Circus, which does seem to capture the essence of what they're about. All this at prices you can easily indulge yourself with and many freebies to boot. Do check them out and add to your fun.  The Halloween images will grab your attention.

I recently got a particularly fun group of stuff there from CrowAboutStudio.  It's always nice when a Crow Sister speaks to me.  You can see her digital kits at Mischief Circus and check out her blog at

This great retro Hotel Mayfair was a background in the CrowAboutStudio package.  I then came upon these languid Armani lovelies and there you go.  And to add a touch more to the retro mood, the blimp is the Hindenberg indeed.

Hotel Mayfair collage

Monday, September 8, 2014

Portland! Oregon!

Had a wonderful travel to Oregon.  I've loved Portland for years.  A great city to get my 'urban fix'. Eminently walkable, vital but still on a smaller scale.  Tutto bene friendly and cool of attitude.  My son and daughter-in-law moved to Oregon 2 years ago, so now Oregon has become an annual trip.  Lucky me. Thanks kids!

We fly into Eugene and we like to stay in the U of O campus area, funky and fun.  My son lives in a small city south of Eugene, where they have managed to gather an wonderful 'family' of interesting people.  We then traveled to Portland up some of the coastal road, which was neat, even though most of the time we couldn't actually see the ocean herself due to fog.  A side trip to he funky city of Astoria. And then time in Portland.

In Portland ,we stayed in a cozy rental apartment in the Nobb Hill/Alphabet District area of Portland, which has become our favorite area, our 'home' in Portland.  Walking, walking, walking and oh the many restaurants, breweries and coffee shop.  A perfecto urban venture.

I collected my usual photos of oddities, signs, murals and the like, capturing the oddling vibe I seem to need to have.  Lucky me.

Portland 2014