rouse-portland

THE CREATIVE SPIRIT LIVES IN ALL OF US...WHAT LIES BENEATH YOUR SURFACE WAITING TO EMERGE?

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY

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What compels you?  What sparks your energy?  What creates your bliss?

Passion.

We’re talking about the stuff that lights you up, that inspires and thrills you, the stuff that feeds your soul.

You’ve got a choice: meander through life never pursuing your highest potential, or find the spark that resides within, waiting for life to be breathed into it.

That spark is your passion.

This is your time.

Discover it.  Follow it.  Celebrate it.

ROUSE Portland is about people creating their dreams for the joy of the experience.  It’s about the various things that ignite their hearts, how they direct their passions and uncover them.

Who We Are:

We, individually and as a collective of photographers, writers, designers and coaches, are passion hunters seeking to capture stories, photos and thoughts of people living what they love.  We hope to offer you a glimpse of passion for your own journey.

Come Alive

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that.

Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

–Howard Thurman

CULTIVATE

Upcoming Special Events, Shows and Workshops:

Have something creative you want to share with the world?

We would love to hear your ideas, and share in your passion!

september

10sep6:45 pm- 9:00 pmRouse Night 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm 55 NE Farragut #9, Portland OR 97211Event Organized By: Jenna AbernathyEvent Type :ExploreInspire
13sep12:00 pm- 4:00 pmThe Embodied Muse12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2505 SE 11th Avenue, Portland OR 97202Event Organized By: Pearl WaldorfEvent Type :Learn
14sep10:30 am- 12:30 amJourney Dance10:30 am - 12:30 am 55 NE Farragut #9, Portland OR 97211Event Organized By: Jenna AbernathyEvent Type :Explore

october

8oct6:45 pm- 9:30 pmRouse Night - Excavation6:45 pm - 9:30 pm Event Organized By: Christi Krug Event Type :ExploreInspire
  • Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up

    Pablo Picasso
  • Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things

    Ray Bradbury
  • If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced

    Vincent Van Gogh
  • Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it

    Salvador Dali

 

COLLABORATE

BRIAN MCDONNELL

BRIAN MCDONNELL

Creative Director & Photographer

Find Me On The Web

www.bmacstudio.com

CHRISTI KRUG

CHRISTI KRUG

Writer and Writing Coach

Find Me On The Web

www.christikrug.com

JENNA ABERNATHY

JENNA ABERNATHY

Creative Hunger Coach

Find Me On The Web

www.divinehunger.com

PEARL WALDORF

PEARL WALDORF

Therapist & Creativity Excavator

Find Me On The Web

www.pearlwaldorf.com

Karen Gatens

Karen Gatens

Art Director/Design For Print

Find Me On The Web

www.gatensdesign.com

BRIAN MCDONNELL

BRIAN MCDONNELL

Creative Director & Photographer

Find Me On The Web

www.bmacstudio.com

CHRISTI KRUG

CHRISTI KRUG

Writer and Writing Coach

Find Me On The Web

www.christikrug.com

JENNA ABERNATHY

JENNA ABERNATHY

Creative Hunger Coach

Find Me On The Web

www.divinehunger.com

PEARL WALDORF

PEARL WALDORF

Therapist & Creativity Excavator

Find Me On The Web

www.pearlwaldorf.com

Karen Gatens

Karen Gatens

Art Director/Design For Print

Find Me On The Web

www.gatensdesign.com

  • Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people

    Leo Burnett
  • Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will

    George Bernard Shaw
  • Creativity is contagious, pass it on

    Albert Einstein

Creative Exploration in Portland

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