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SE Area Art Walk

SE Area Art Walk


Posted on Mar 7, 2010

The SE Area Art Walk is something I look forward to every  year.  It gets bigger each time and this year had 100 artists showing their work in houses and businesses.  Maps are at most stops and you can meander through the neighborhood viewing incredible art.  It's always inspiring to see an artist's workspace.  I only bought 2 things this year.  The first was this bad ass bracelet by Adam...

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Wondrous Art Wednesday

Wondrous Art Wednesday


Posted on Mar 3, 2010

I learned about Lee Hazel last week at dinner with family friends.  When talking about family, they mentioned that their daughter-in-law is an amazing artist.  They talked on and on about how talented she is.  Well as you know, I love finding new art.  I couldn't wait to come home and google her.  Wow!  My friends weren't bias in their high praise.  She IS an amazing artist. ...

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A Party for Padre

A Party for Padre


Posted on Mar 1, 2010

My Father-in-law didn't want to have a formal funeral.  His wishes were for family and friends to gather together and to have a party in his honor.  We did just that this past weekend.  We wanted to get past the holidays and to have enough time pass that this could truly be a joyous occasion. My husband, sister-in-law and I hosted this event at Silver Falls.  We rented the same lodge my sister was married...

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Wondrous Art Wednesday

Wondrous Art Wednesday


Posted on Feb 24, 2010

Christopher Bibby is my WAW Artist for this week.  I was instantly drawn to his work because of all the geometric elements to his paintings.  All of the lines and squares are just so pleasing to me.  He is participating in the SE Art Walk which is coming up in a couple of weeks.  I hope I get the chance to see his work in person. I would love to have one of his pieces hanging in my...

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Dharma Bums Reunion

Dharma Bums Reunion


Posted on Feb 23, 2010

This past Saturday was a very fun and packed day.  That night we saw the Dharma Bums at the Crystal Ballroom.  The Dharma Bums are my husband's favorite band.  They are from his same small town and were a big influence in Portland in the early 1990's.  It's been 18 years since they played.  The concert was a fun reunion and my husband saw lots of childhood friends.  The night was filled...

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Wondrous Art Wednesday

Wondrous Art Wednesday


Posted on Feb 10, 2010

I definitely have glass on the brain.  I'm just so happy to get back into working with it after such a long dry spell.   I'm completely mesmerized by Andy Paiko's work.  The level of creative talent in Portland never ceases to amaze me.  These bell jars are stunning.  I can't wrap my brain around how complex and hard these must be to create.  This working seismograph is arty...

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