Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here in the Northwest it’s chilly and overcast…just about the perfect day to run around doing a few errands and then COFFEE!  Archive Bar and Coffee was hopping today and Bigwig Donuts were down there, as well as Ponderosa and Thyme… Coffee first and then a bouquet for a loved one to […]

Portland Quick Trip

I headed up to Portland Wednesday with Katy and Kathy to see the Paul Allen Show of Landscapes “Seeing Nature” at the Portland Art Museum, and the Emmet Gowin aerial photos of various nuclear dumps and bomb sites “Force of Nature”…first though–lunch… and a quick run through the Desoto Building galleries…with the emphasis on Blue […]

Portland Art Day

It’s been a while since we had the luxury of just random looking, but today was such a day…we started with Fay Jones…up for another week at Laura Russo Gallery…the work had much in it that “spoke” to me…acrylic on paper…strange narrative…intriguing cast of characters…I love her work. on to George and Phyllis Johanson’s for […]

Totally Random Friday…

No organized thoughts tonight.  No real focus.  So many things and events, moments, people, streaking through my brain…images to tell the tale…a visit to the Saward Collection… Henk Pander… William Givler… George Johanson…white paintings… Harry Widman… Ruth Patterson Hart SRH… Barbara Rowland… Bru… RPH… Interlude… Salem Sketchers… the taxes… Reading and thinking… early morning… RPH […]

Drawing Day

I recently read an article that said to have a  happy life you need to do something EVERYDAY that makes you happy.  If you love to draw that’s so easy…drawing books and pens fit nicely into a purse…insurance against any “slow” moment…all good.  …and SOME days are really happy days because drawing and coffee join […]

On the Move

I’m thinking I should change the name of the blog to “On the Move” after this week.  We headed up the Gorge passing Multnomah Falls, and stopping at Boda’s Kitchen (thank you George) in Hood River for a quick and delicious lunch before crossing the bridge at The Dalles and heading east on beautiful highway […]