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Once again a week has drawn to a close with the next one looming before us.  This past week was one of varied activities which included work, friends, art (of course), family, archives, music.  It looked like this…

The yard needs some attention as we move into fall, but this was mainly for something pretty in the house…

hydrangeas

The proof of the poster for the November quilt show was sent…Kay and I met and made our choices for the show…

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Linda Willams Janke brought the first installment of the Douglas family archive to the Pacific Northwest Artists Archive, and it was full of fascinating things.  Linda’s grandparents were Vernon and Ruth Douglas who lived in Salem from 1927 to 1943, when they moved to Portland and her grandfather worked in the public heath field for Multnomah Country.  The were instrumental in the creation of the Salem Federal Art Center, precursor to the Salem Art Association, and Linda’s aunt Stella was an Oregon Painter.

phone book

savings bookbirthday bookaddress books

archives

and just in case I thought I WAS Busy…check Stella’s calender…

calender

out of the frying pan

We had some lunch…

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I visited the home of delicious brownies…

Martha's

The Hallie Ford Museum’s Member Appreciation evening afforded me a chance to revisit one of Blair Saxon-Hill’s pieces on view in the still life show…

BLAIR SAXON HILL

We went to Portland for a family dinner

FAMILY DINNER (1)salad (1)

which brought together two of my three extraordinary brothers (who aren’t going to like being in this blog…but I don’t do it very often and they are SOOO terrific)…

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Bruce showed us some of us amazing photographs from his sojourn in Paris this past summer…

photos

and this morning I was drawing at Straub Center with some talented artists, including my neighbor Aislinn Adams who is working on a commission of botanical drawings for Silver Falls Park…

Aislinn

while I continued working on my post cards for the SAA “Art Market” coming November 4th… hydrangea drawing

played a ukulele (mercifully, no photos) and headed home down the quiet Sunday streets…

Sunday on State

Court Street

for some supper and a little mending…moths and I refuse to give up on this sewater which I love…

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Time to turn in and rest up for SIDNEY DAY tomorrow!