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 […]

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 […]

Plant Retrieval?

In the spirit of the times, and with the inability to go to a nursery, I’m devoting my plant-pot attention to the old plants, the plants R put in the basement for the winter…geraniums mostly, and a begonia.  They were bone dry, full of cobwebs, spindly…but I brought them up, tidied and trimmed and repotted […]

April 25, 1935

Here is an iconic moment in time for Salem, and for our neighborhood. On April 25, 1935 (85 years ago from this writing) a raging fire consumed the roof and copper dome of this, Oregon’s second State Capitol building built in 1874.  It was designed by the Portland firm of architects Justus F. Krumbein and […]

Home Studio

Greetings friends.  It’s been a low-news week around here…not too much to report and not too much coming in except off of the internet and you’ve seen the same stuff I have… So after coffee and the BEE (luckily we got to GENIUS early today…phew) I carefully considering wardrobe options (Kay suggested number one might […]

Bulletin Board #2

It’s amazing how much there is to do around here…I had to take a blog day off yesterday, and I don’t have a lot to report today…though a few more window photos have come in: Salem: Portland: Texas D.C. Long Island I suspect you’ve all been zooming…we had two social “outings” this week that involved […]