You already know about Amber Gauntlet’s fantastic family from her Home Life Portraits in my last post, but you’ve just got to check out her incredible innovation Smartypants too – it’s the coolest new Portland place I’ve encountered in some time! An open play art studio for kids, Smartypants has such a unique and effervescent energy – I can’t recommend it enough! Henry and I first visited the studio last year for a super cool birthday party, where we got our hands dirty making messy, marvelous art with the birthday buddy and fellow friends and parents. That’s also when I was lucky enough to meet Amber, and we hit it off so quickly as fellow small business owners and artists that we decided soon enough to collaborate in a bit of cross-promotional symbiosis.
Check out Smartypants online, and think about visiting the open studio anytime for some firsthand fun – I promise you won’t be anything but thrilled with the real deal! While you’re there you might even notice some of my favorite Home Life prints on Amber’s Smartypants gallery wall; it’s so great feeling right at home with a new friend in her incredible space. I couldn’t be prouder of saddling up with Smartypants for 2016, so don’t be a stranger next time you’re feeling playful and creative!