May 1, 2010


We spent last weekend in our favorite grit city: Tacoma, WA. We didn't meet any new cute boys, but house and dog sitting gave us the opportunity to spend some time alone, reflecting. Also got to see great friends and catch up with an incredible community. Some highlights.

Wandered the graffiti garages on Broadway and (as usual) were blown away by the amazing variety and talent. This is such a cool space and the graffiti practically changes before your eyes, a constant rotation of art. We love it. Love it!

Baked a vodka pie (really, it was rhubarb but we got the recipe for the crust that includes vodka via Smitten Kitchen).

Went to an amazing David Bazan show at Urban Grace Church. He entertained us with beautiful music and a lively, honest Q&A. One of his songs made us cry.

And the highlight - went to Wayzgoose at King's Books. For those of you who haven't heard of it, Wayzgoose is a printing festival and the coolest thing is that they make HUGE lino prints with a steam roller. Didn't take any photos, but we did get to print our very own Beautiful Angle poster. Like many Tacomans, we're huge fans of Beautiful Angle - a local letterpress poster project. Thought-provoking, witty and lovely copy, amazing design, wheat pasted around the city once a month. Free for the taking if you're lucky.

We think the copy of this poster is the perfect mantra for our spring.


Saltina said...

Great poster!! Sounds like you had a nice time in Tacoma :)

Jmarls80 said...

This post made me miss Tacoma. And that's saying a lot.

chopsuey said...

Tacoma misses you back!