Small worlds and fairy tales, vibrant colors and amusement parks. That’s what drives Brooke Weston’s mixed media creations. Brooke works out of her home in Portland making the most unique dioramas I’ve ever laid eyes on. What glorious combinations of dream lands and taxidermy! Check out a few of her other pieces HERE.
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Welcome to hell’s half acre, folks! That’s the affectionate way Stubb referred to what is now the location of Stubb’s BBQ in Austin. It is the place for good BBQ, good beer, and good music. So much history is jam packed into that joint. Stubb, respected war veteran and a real good cook,
opened up his first restaurant in 1968. It was all about that hickory pit and the blues. Legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, and Willie Nelson all played there.
Even though Stubb passed a few years back, his spirit lives on in the food and the work ethic that drives the place now. Sarah, pictured above, started off as a bartender at Stubb’s and eventually worked her way up the ladder. She’s now the Special Events and Catering Director. There’s nothing like hard work to get you where you want to go.
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You gotta love the go-get-em mentality of Tori Bortman, owner of Gracie’s Wrench in Portland. For those of you who don’t know, Portland is the city of bicycles. From bike paths to bike racks, that city is good to go for enthusiastic cyclists. As a messenger, Tori discovered how important it is to know the ins and outs of your bike. So she taught herself. Now, out of a love for bicycles and sharing knowledge with others, she teaches classes on bike mechanics mechanics. That’s the ultimate DIY right there, if you ask me.
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