Monday, February 6, 2012

Portlandia and Me

Over the summer they were shooting the second season of the show Portlandia.  Portlandia is a show about the ever dazzling Portland, Oregon- it has a couple of Saturday Night Live cast members that star in it- and they do different comedy sketches based on the unusualness of Portland.  Portland has been known for it being a little on the special side, but the show highlights that.  :) I was lucky enough to help out with one of the sketches with some art work.
I was under top secret orders until the episode aired which it just aired this last Friday. Me and a handful of my artsy friends went to the work party and made a bunch of "bad art" for the sketch.  It was pretty exciting going to a warehouse in the industrial district and being put to work for the day.  The sketch was poking fun at the amount of art in Portland especially in coffee shops but the funny twist was that it was all supposed to be "bad".   So here are some photos from the day!
I still can't believe I helped out for something that made it on tv. :) Happy Monday!

Special thanks to Bridget the Art Scout for including me in on this and also it was so great working with some amazing Portland artists- Anna Magruder, Shawn Demarest, Jenn Feeney, Rebecca Shapiro, Jolie Guillebeau, Nicole Daughters, and Andrew Fergeson.

20 comments:

considerthelillies said...

wow, that is incredible! I have seen clips from the show, like "put a bird on it", which was hilarious, but that is all. Looks interestingly funny to me! Congrats on you "Bad" art making it on TV!

The Freckled Fawn said...

Thats awesome, and sounds like great fun!

debbiecutieface.com said...

ah you're famous! ;) That's so awesome.

Brissa said...

whhhat?! i LOVE portlandia. you are so cool for being able to help with the art!

cacao.

Shockgrubz said...

Way to go for making stuff that made it onto tv! I've yet to watch that show, but it has been recommended to me many times because people often mistake me from being from Portland. I'd like some of that 'bad art'. I'll watch the show now if I can find it.

Alycia said...

how awesome! i was dying over that sketch with the bad artwork :p how cool!

YeamieWaffles said...

Sounds like a really great show to me Erika. I absolutely adore Portland too from a few days spent there when I was younger, good fun to me.

Marta Sears said...

How fun!! I can't find the episode or "bad art" clip. Can you post a link to it?

So excited for you!

Rose said...

What an awesome opportunity! Congrats.

stephanie said...

how fun how fun!!! love this.

jen hart said...

that's amazing! congrats on getting such a fun opportunity!

Mandy Crandell said...

That's so awesome! Congrats to you!!!

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

i have to make sure i watch that episode and how exciting! i'm not sure how bad your art was, but sounds like a great experience.

i think they should make a 'housewives of portland' show. it would be so good.

Courtney said...

Too funny! I've seen the show and thought it was quite funny. That's a pretty exciting story to tell :)

Tracey said...

Wow! How exciting ... what a great thing to be a part of! :)

LoriLynn said...

Oh my goodness! I loooove the emergency bowtie! Xo Lori
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Magical Day Dream said...

That is so amazing! I don't believe we have the show in The Netherlands, but great!

x

Marielle

Jessi said...

That's Awesome!! I love Portlandia and that sketch was hilarious! what piece(s) were yours?

Wander.Lust said...

Portlandia sounds like such an awesome experience! happy sunday, xoxo

little t said...

Looks amazing!