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Nubbytwiglet.com Art Retrospective at Nemo Design: Recap


Fellow Nemoites (Austin & Alex) made this video of my art show! Talented boys!

On October 3rd, my solo art show opened at Nemo Design in Portland, Oregon. This was markedly different from previous ones in that it showcased 30 pieces from all three of my series.

Thank you to everyone who trekked through the rain to the show! Friends, ex-bosses, coworkers, family members, gallery curators and college chums all made appearances. It totally blew me away! Words cannot describe the feeling of being surrounded by so many people I care about on such an important night!

Nemo is seriously the best place ever to work at, but even better, they let me showcase my personal work in their long, pristine, white-walled hallway.

I also had a big ol’ merch table and Lee Z was nice enough to sell the wares. Awww!

Kaebel of Sequential Art Gallery also stopped by. He is the man that is responsible for me showing art in the first place!

Friends from the high school and college years also showed up. Dani (above right) has been one of my closest sidekicks for 10+ years, along with Erin (bottom center).

An extra special thank you goes out to the Nemo photo studio employees who tended bar for 4+ hours. I love you! Also, thanks to all the Nemo-ites who purchased work, to Auntie Nubs for taking photos, Lee for the hours he spent hanging my work and printing shirts, my two gallery curators Kaebel and Cathie Joy for stopping by, Austin for the video editing, the cute Portland girls who came up and told me that they faithfully read my blog(!), Tyler for helping with the show setup, the mysterious Big Gay Wizard for suddenly appearing, to Dani for entertaining Lee & I on our way home, to Erin for putting up with my antics since 1995, and to Nemo for giving me a chance to show my work!




What I Wore: 10.3.08

I had such a good time at my art show last night! So many friends from my past made it out and I made a few new ones as well! Of course, you’ll get a full update early next week!


Here’s what I wore:

Sweater dress, Twelve By Twelve
Belt, borrowed from H&M dress
Necklace, Helpless Romantic
Hat, Forever 21
Socks, found in Grandma’s drawer! For real!!
Red cross watch, Target
Boots, Destroy




The Week in Pictures: 10.3.08

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Yep, you guessed it…I’ve been getting ready for my art show at Nemo all week! Lee came by and we hung all 30 pieces last night and it looks awesome! It’s been almost three years since my first show and I’ll be showing pieces from all three of my series.

If there’s a piece you’re interested in, please email me at nubby @ nubbytwiglet.com for pricing and availability!


Besides prepping for the show, I’ve been working on super cool headphone designs. Developing patterns is way fun. Also, I’m majorly digging this image on my left monitor!

Lee just surprised me with a super limited run of these red lipstick prints and they’ll be available at my show and on my site along with shirts next week.


OK, I’m off to take care of a few last minute details and then it’s show time! I’m looking forward to meeting some of you tonight! Don’t be shy, please introduce yourself!

Do you have any big plans for your weekend?




The Week in Pictures: 8.29.08

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This week was shockingly action-packed; it included run-ins with strange donuts, extra hot sauce and airsoft guns!

Recently, Nemo has been working with Mountain Dew’s extreme sports and music festival, The Dew Tour. We were asked to come up with promotional ideas when one of our team members had an epiphany and summoned Portland’s Voodoo Donuts to whip up some VooDew donuts. These babies were infused with Mountain Dew and featured a thick lemon filling. I refused to try them. To say that I was scared was the understatement of the century. Mmmm, delicious lemony goodness!

The adventurous spirit rolled on through Sunday when I met up with some of my old work cronies for a night out at the swanky Portland City Grill. Here’s the view we took in:

My ex-boss JD (full disclosure: we worked at a shoe store in the mall many years ago) is hilarious. At 6 foot 5, he makes me look like a dwarf and we’re always putting on a show. That’s him in the background:

This guy used to speed skate and breakdance. Oh, and due to an accident many years ago, he can do the splits (I dared him once do to them in the middle of the store we worked at). We also used to get into trouble for playing Michael Jackson way too loud. Here were are cruising through rainy Portland on the way home:

On Tuesday, I was invited along on a mini fieldtrip to view a Nike booth that Nemo’s assisting with for an upcoming trade show. As I was walking out the door, I noticed an arsenal of airsoft guns spread across the ping pong table in our lobby. Of course, I couldn’t resist a photo-op!

We went on site and the booth looked great, but I was more mesmorized by this Mr. T poster in the work area. Safety is the key!

Our mini field trip ended up stretching on for four hours, but can’t you tell that we had a blast?!

On Wednesday, the newest crop of Nemo employees were told to assemble in the middle of the office for a little initiation. Seems that there’s a tradition to make employees eat a massive spoonful of extra hot sauce. I refused (it would have probably sent me to the hospital) but the crowd wasn’t having any of it. They repeatedly chanted “NUBBY! NUBBY!” and handed me a spoon. I sat it on someone’s desk and snuck to the back of the crowd. It was a smart move; one person threw up, another ended up with a massive sore in their mouth and and there were a lot of people complaining of burning insides! Haha.

How was YOUR week?!!