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Happy Valentine's Day!

"Someone who does not run        toward the allure of love             walks a road where nothing lives."                          RUMI Read this post to find curated poems to share with your loved ones. If you live local, there is a great poet--Naomi Shihab Nye--coming to Bellingham, Wa. Tickets are free and a great Valentine's/Palentine's Gift to sign your loved one up for. Found Leather Goods is also hosting a Leather Earring Workshop February 23rd. Give the gift of creativity and something beautiful to wear to your loved one!

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The Birth and Evolution of the Artist Portfolio

Every year, I like to make a solo pilgrimage to Portland, Oregon.  I think it somehow reconnects me to the freedom I felt before I had kids and greater responsibilities.  I get to choose what I do with my time, whether it is lollygagging at Powell's, a slow jog through Forest Park, or a pint at one of the ever increasing number of breweries in town.  Often, a highlight is hanging out with some really special family friends we got to know and love while we were living there. Their home and lifestyle are inspiring, and I always leave feeling like I've taken some nugget home for living my life better.  And one of those times, it was drawing practice.  At...

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New Series: What is a Maker?

“Maker” and the “Maker’s Movement” are phrases that are popping up more in the mainstream nowadays. But what do these words mean? Is a Maker a hybrid crafter, electronics wiz, artisan, specialist, computer tinkerer, baker, leatherworker, artist? As my friend Lance Fisher would say….Yes. So Nicki and I decided to explore this burgeoning world of Makers and the Movement surrounding them with a series of short interviews. We’ll start off, of course, with our own Nicki Lang, owner and Maker of Found.

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Fresh Spring Reads (While you wait for the rain to end!)

Wishing and hoping for sunshine? Here's what to read while we wait for the rain to end! These gorgeous pages will satiate some of that desperate need for flowers, sun and homegrown vegetables. Also in the news....Tulips are in the fields!                                                                                                   And if you haven't already, check out Nicki's origin story published at Maker's Movement. From Grief to Beauty: Artist Nicki Lang's Journey to Becoming Found.

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