Category: Art

Class Sketchbook

Self Portrait Comb InkOriginally uploaded by Tomas.Quinones After completing the “Intro to Drawing” class at Portland Community College, I scanned most of the pages of my sketchbook kept during this time. Some of the drawings were specific assignments, others experiments, ideas, and observations. I’m trying to get over this shyness I have in sharing my […]

Appreciating Art

20100220Originally uploaded by Tomas.Quinones I don’t “get it”. I try going to art show openings, artist talks, and tours, but I find myself often disappointed by the viewing experience. Is this a common problem? Should I still consider myself an “artist” if I can’t appreciate all Art?

Lack of Inspiration, but Motivated

Lack of Inspiration, but Motivated It seems like a contradiction, and it is, but I feel both right now. I lack inspiration to write anything new for the three blogs I maintain, The Fit Human, Velophilia, and this Blog. I feel there may not be enough interest from other people outside my circle of friends […]


The duct-tape bags that I’ve been making for several months, featured on BikePortland, attended BikeCraft at MCBF, and have sold on Etsy, are now discontinued. I cannot, with clear conscious continue to make these crafts and feel like I’m creating something that won’t last very long and is not at all recyclable at its end […]

Duct Tape Handlebar Bags at Bike Craft 2009

I will be making a large batch of my locally famed duct-tape handlebar bags for sale at the Multnomah County Bike Fair. Where: Colonel Summers Park, Portland, OR.When: Saturday, June 27, 2pm to 7pm See the Pedalpalooza Calendar for more info!

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