The Closure of Columbia Pool in North Portland

Columbia Pool Sign in front of the building

Especially For People Who Don’t Normally Read Poetry

Embroidery By Ana Teresa Barboza

A Poem About Communication

Writing Tips #1

1. The “Chosen One”

Let’s start off with an easy, over-used trope, that we have seen again and again throughout literature and movies. Although it was charming the first few times we have seen it, the trope becomes more and more repetitive of the main character being tasked to save the world. Many times a young inexperienced, yet determined protagonist is forced to correct the wrongs in the world. This can be seen in Harry Potter, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cursed, Star Wars, The Hunger…

Explored in the Netflix show “Ginny and Georgia”

Netflix Show: “Ginny and Georgia” (2021), Georgia and Ginny

A Poem

Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907

From The Perspective of a Horse Rider

How Horses Represent Man’s Pride and Ego Throughout History


The Renaissance was an intriguing and meaningful time period in European history as artists collaborated and competed to create masterpieces that we still revel at today. Between the 14th and 17th centuries, artists were commissioned to paint for powerful patrons among leaders, lords, and established courts. One of the major patrons was the catholic church, where popes, cardinals, and convents hired the painters to decorate the churches or baptisteries as a way to illustrate Bible scenes for the uneducated public, as well as a demonstration to exhibit their power and wealth. Much of the artwork created during the Renaissance were…

Corryn Pettingill

I am a writer and an artist who loves to spend my time reading and swimming. I love art history and I want to expose it more so the world can love it too.

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