Author Archives: chris willis

No Santa Clones again this year…

I was again unable to find a location to install the Santa Clones this year. It was rather upsetting to realize they’d have to stay cooped up in garbage bags up in the rafters of the garage for yet another … Continue reading

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One of the best comments…

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Be nice…

I found this image and message drawn directly to the glass at the Santa display. When I came back the next day to get a better image, a storm had blown rain sideways onto the window and ruined it.

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Instagrams…

I’m not on Facebook, and I don’t Twitter. But I am on Instagram. It’s the type of visual social network I’d been waiting for. And it seems there are a lot of folks out there that feel the same. Instagram … Continue reading

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Seat of awe and splendor…

Someone at Newspace place a chair directly across from my display, with this sign added. It’s the perfect spot to sit and take in hundreds of watts of glowing holiday cheer.

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Santas big and small…

Found these two separate Santas on my drive home tonight. The large guy is the same one my grandma had that started off my whole collection. It had a blinking light in it, like a beacon. And the little guy…that’s … Continue reading

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Honoring the fallen…

Well, to be honest, he didn’t really fall. I dumped a bag of Santas out during this year’s installation and these remains of a shattered Santa were at the bottom. I actually remember last year, packing them into bags and … Continue reading

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Rendering vs reality…

REALITY. RENDERING. While visiting the Santa Clones the other night, I snapped an image of the spaces exterior. I later compared it to the original rendering I sent to the property management company to pitch the idea. It’s pretty much … Continue reading

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Illuminated PDXmas comment cards…

I dropped by Newspace the other night to check on the display and read some of the comment cards people have posted on the wall. And when I say posted, I mead POSTED. Hand written on a card with a … Continue reading

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Rescued Ornaments…

In addition to my Empire Plastics Christmas blowmolds obsession, I am also fold of old Christmas ornaments. I’m always digging at estate sales for ornaments I can rescue and put up for “adoption” (give as conceptual, creative, and cheap gifts … Continue reading

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