Good morning, guys! I’m starting my first full workweek writing from Portland, Oregon. I spent the weekend diving into every event and shop I could find, and they were all worth pushing through the jet lag. This weekend, Lisa and I walked over to the Mississippi Ave. Street Fair to check out the hundreds of great craft, food and local business vendors on display. In addition to eating a phenomenal hamburger and ice cream sandwich, I picked up some fantastic cards from a local artist named Edward Juan.
Originally from Taiwan, Edward now lives and works in Portland where he creates beautiful fine art and a pretty adorable line of cards. I bought all six cards of his that Emerald Petals (I LOVED that store) had on display and immediately went online looking for more. Each of Edward’s cards has the sweetest, tiniest drawings of animals on them, and my favorite series has an empty speech bubble on the front for leaving (or not leaving) a message of your own. In a card landscape full of heavily patterned cards and gold foil, it’s great to see someone trying something a little simpler. Click here to check out (and shop) Edward’s cards online ($3.25 each). xo, grace