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Graduation Day

It’s graduation day, June 13, 1970. Dyche Stadium, Evanston, Illinois. The young man came to Northwestern University in 1966 from Whitman College, and in four short years earned an MA and a PhD…and found a wife. Soon after the photo-op they hitched their VW Bug to a UHaul truck and headed west…he returning to the […]

Open Studio

Last weekend was the “Sheep to Shawl” event at the Willamette Heritage where I (and 10 other artists) am lucky enough to have studio space. We chose this moment to reopen studios…for the first time in two years. Since the last open studio I’ve moved to a bigger studio on the main floor, where many […]

MY LIFE SO FAR

I first published this on my birthday in 2009, but I still think it tells my story…and now it comforts and delights me to see it and remember. Today is my birthday and I’ve attained a certain age.  I have plans, things to do, places to go.  But today I’m looking back. (I tried to […]

The Girls

A rainy, cold, dreary February Saturday. There’s a war. There’s illness. We can’t go for a walk. In an effort to find something positive to do, I decided to fix the girls’ heads and for a moment, it was an antidote. The doll on the right was my mother’s doll, now about 100 years old […]

Puzzling

The year began “on the edge” at the beach, with a beautiful clear and bright day…sun pouring into the beach house, shining off the bay…it felt like California… But that was only New Year’s Day, and quickly it became the usual Oregon winter… So we stayed cozy in front of the fire… and I got […]

Quiltopia!

This Friday and Saturday (November 5th and 6th) the Willamette Heritage Center (1313 SE Mill St SE) will be hosting Quiltopia, 2021. Like everything else, the popular annual exhibit was cancelled in 2020, but is back this year! Because my painting studio is part of the Studios at the Mill (at the Willamette Heritage Center) […]