Blue Pine Sea products are hand-made & designed by Lynn in Portland, Oregon.


Blue Pine Sea creator, Lynn. Custom woodcut art carved in woodblock pieces. Designed, hand stamped, and bound pocket size notebooks in Portland, Oregon.

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About Lynn & Blue pine sea

I am a Pacific Northwest dreamer, constantly creating things.

My inspiration comes from the mountain tops that surround me, the coffee in my mug, and the freckled loves of my life. I like the effects of words, and I love burritos.

All I do is in an effort to live an incandescently happy life, and I wish the same for everyone around me. If Blue Pine Sea can help with that, I'll keep making things.
 

Why Notebooks?

As a nonstop idea jotter, doodler, and list maker, notebooks have been a constant companion in my life. I tuck them into every bag or pocket where I can fit them. A notebook can catch a quick idea that would otherwise be gone with the wind. It can serve as a creative outlet, a place to tell secrets, and a way to keep organized.

A notebook's pages can contain some of the best and worst moments in life, and I rely on everything they provide. So I thought, why not make my own? I wanted to make companion notebooks, simply designed to spark creativity and small enough to bring along on my adventures.

I hope these notebooks bring the same things to the lives others too!
 

Why Wood?

I've been drawn to woodwork from a young age. My dad taught me the ropes (and continues to only give me tools as gifts) of working with wood.

When I started woodblock carving, it was born out of using what I could find as a kid. Which, at the time, consisted of scavenged wood scraps from my dad's projects.

I've grown to appreciate the persnickety nature of wood grains, the smell of wood, & the character that each piece brings to life.

Plus, standing on a mountain top looking over a sea of pine trees is incredible for the soul.


 

Quality control is performed by Huckleberry the basset hound.

Huckleberry the Basset Hound is a key part of the notebook making process and the woodcut carving process. Always underfoot, stealing supplies, drooling on everything so that it has to be thrown out.. Integral part of the Blue Pine Sea team.