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 […]

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) […]

On the Way?

So we were having lunch the other day at Taproot when R nudged me and pointed…”On the Way”…oh good lord, I haven’t blogged in MONTHS! I doubt anybody is out there. ..well you’re there, but maybe not HERE? It isn’t so much that I have nothing to say…but that the things I’m thinking about are […]

Lost Weekend

Wow. Plunged by weather into the 19th century, this past weekend has given each of us plenty to think about…the Friday night freeze and the wrenching sound of trees cracking and ice tinkling, the explosions and blue flashes as power transformers blew up around the neighborhoods. Lying in beds piled high with quilts and comforters […]

Studio

I’ve always had a studio in my adult life, and have come to appreciate the “solitary apart-ness” of such a place. Visitors may come in (or they could before Covid-19), of course…and are welcomed…BUT…the space is my space, arranged the way I want it, where I can work for hours, sit and stare, think. A […]

Found Objects

I’m mucking out my studio in earnest these days as December is underway…move out in December, move into new space in January…sorting, tossing…keep/save?  Dilemmas.  And slow because, as usual, thing have a way of popping up…Here’s Susan’s photo of 2018 when things were tidy for an Open Studio… but several exhibits later I’ve tossed through […]

Mood Swings

In an effort to remain positive, in spite of the news arc, here are some uplifting items from the last week…from this little world. After the loveliest Thanksgiving with the grands, opening gifts (birthdays for Sidney 7, Vivien 2, R 77), laughing (remember laughing?) We headed to the beach, arriving at sunset… for more birthday… […]