Grumpy Porcupine Art

Lezlie Amara Piper has been a Portland resident for many years. Originally hailing from Idaho, she spent her childhood hours listening to wind, drawing plants, following animals and birds, and learning from local folk healers. 

Here, she’s studied at Lewis and Clark, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts and PNCA and besides being a communitarian, mother, visual and sound artist, healer, writer, film-maker and recently lapsed farmer, these days she single-handedly (pun intended) created a new line of visually stunning note cards. They’re $5 each and 5 for $20.

Piper began her Grumpy Porcupine Art series last year after a spill broke her dominant wrist. She said she “decided to try to increase the dexterity of her non-dominant hand and attempt to keep herself sane by painting.” Now there are 18 creatures populating her series of whimsical wonderful note cards, left blank inside for every occasion’s messages.

See her art page at Order directly from her too by emailing

Grumpy Porcupine Art

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