Life After Flu

I’ve been hit hard this flu season…three weeks at Christmas and three more weeks in Jan/Feb.  Thank goodness for quilts (this one made by my friend Sharon) and books…

…and if you haven’t read Colin Meloy’s YA adventure “Wildwood,” consider it…the main locale is Portland and it is a VERY fun read…here are the maps

  

Meloy is the lead singer for the Decemberists and his wife Carson Ellis made the illustrations.  Think Narnia.

I had to amuse myself with low-key and very local amusements…

but I made it to an art opening at the High Street Gallery to see the work of Carol Hausser

Gary Westford:

and Susan Napack (I bought this one)

Michael Hernandez and Angee Schmitt are working hard to make an interesting gallery but also to foster an art community here in Salem…(here’s painter Marilyn Krug, with Art Department owner Jim Viegland in the background and curator/artist Jonathan Bucci with Schmidt)

We celebrated Valentin’s Day a day early at Rafn’s

we visited a Lucinda Parker  painting (“Rootstock” 2001) in a storage unit,

saw a Louisiana Bendolph print at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

and a small Yayoi Kusama on loan to the museum…

…and then spirits lifted at the car wash…

and the Fat Tuesday party over at Max’s (face painting by Janet Reese)

but on the down side two huge and beautiful trees were removed from our street for 30 feet of sidewalk…

and this continuing horrendous problem

so for focus and calm I’m going with spring…

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Hello Bonnie,

    Thank you for the mention of High St. Gallery. We appreciate your support.
    Angee and I’s names are misspelled, Hernandez and Schmitt.

    Hope you’re feeling better, Michael

    The Bruin Co. +
    High St. Gallery
    700 High St. NE Suite 180
    Salem, Oregon 97301
    http://www.TheBruinCo.com
    503-793-4504

    From: On The Way
    Reply-To: On The Way
    Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 10:05 PM
    To: Michael Hernandez
    Subject: [New post] Life After Flu

    bonniehull posted: “I’ve been hit hard this flu season…three weeks at Christmas and three more weeks in Jan/Feb. Thank goodness for quilts (this one made by my friend Sharon) and books… …and if you haven’t read Colin Meloy’s YA adventure “Wildwood,” consider it”

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