PLAID!

My quilt group meets every month.  Usually its sewing, chatting, idea sharing through books, magazines, talking, drinking coffee, a little snack maybe…but twice a year there is the challenge reveal.  We reveal the results of the twice yearly challenge, discuss the challenge coming up, and have lunch.  One challenge is in December, one in June…and […]

Dads

Father’s day weekend…here was the first Father’s day/Grandfather’s day five years ago… Roger’s father (with C & C & R) Roger’s Grandfather holding Roger’s father… and this year Sidney and Vivien are in Christiansted, USVI…celebrating with their father!  

Making

There is a week between delivering my work to the Minthorne Gallery at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, and my actually seeing the exhibit up on the walls.  A week for the curator, Sarah Cuevas,  to arrange, decide, place.  I’ll see the exhibit (“Little Me”) in place next Monday when the curtain goes up […]

Clearing the Air

Now that the long winter and wet early spring are behind us, it’s good to raise the spirits.  Sad things piled up over here…our son and daughter-in-law and grand kids took off for a couple of years far away, a good friend died leaving an unfill-able space, maybe a health issue or two…one does adjust […]

Dan May

Dan slipped off the island this week and won’t be coming back.  All of us Islanders are bereft, and others in the greater world too. Artist, poet, maker, gatherer, friend. Dan lived his life here.  He left a few times but always came back, even though…it had its difficulties… His presence here made Salem an […]

Bubbles

Life is complex.  Complexity compounds upon itself when technology comes into play…you know the story: you get a new router and then your printer doesn’t work and the old range extender doesn’t work so you have to buy NEW extenders which, of course, won’t sync with the wifi…arggghhh (thanks for the help Robert).  So Thursday […]

Kyle Cook at the Helzer Gallery

You still have 10 days to go see Seattle painter Kyle Cook’s show (https://www.pcc.edu/galleries/2019/01/14/events-excavations-constructions/) at the Helzer Gallery at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, gallery hours 9-5:30 M-F…up until February 22, 2019.  The paintings are handsome with a map-like quality which hovers between landscape and abstraction. Bits of the road are embedded in the […]