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Home Again

Friday, May 18th, 2012

What  beautiful scenery and weather awaited us in the high desert of Oregon. I loved seeing the beautiful aspens, once again. This time of year, the leaves are small and green, but still rustle in the wind.

Shortly after we arrived on Wednesday, Terry got us started mixing up flour paste to spread on fabric. And then the mark making commenced.

Here is Suzy making marks on her fabrics with a skewer. And below, is Terry.


Reva brought a piece of fabric that had marks from a previous surface design project.

Here is one of my pieces.

Here is that piece after it dried and started crackling.

The next day, we painted the dried and crackled pieces.

I still have to remove the paste and extra paint from my pieces. I will report on that later.

Do you know why Sisters, Oregon is called Sisters? A trio of mountains is the reason – known as the Sisters.

There are only two in this photo. I am really tired. I’ll be back tomorrow. G’ Night.

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012


Monday, May 14th, 2012


I’m back, for a day or two; today was the last full day of work for the Trinity Artists Among Us show. Today, we dismantled the show and then checked out unsold art to the artists and purchased art to the new owners. I got home at 7pm and went out for Mexican food with Mr C – as I really wanted a margarita.

I am a bit exhausted and looking forward to some time away with my STASH friends on a retreat near Sisters. We are leaving on Wednesday. Tomorrow, I have to take my computer to the Apple Store to be shipped to the Apple Dr. My track pad seems to have a mind of it’s own. I will see if I can remember how to blog from my iPad.

That lovely jar up there is called A Prayer Jar. I fell in love with it when it arrived at the show. Mr C bought it for me for Mother’s Day. I am very lucky!

Here are some photos from the show. A view of the show with some fiber art. The pieces with the oak trees are by Karen Miller, a superb Katazome artist.

I really liked these screen printed pieces.

This painting really spoke to me – that is truly my color scheme!!

A grouping of metal sculpture.

And I M Bookman, created from books and stuff.

I love how dramatic the walls of Kempton Hall look with paintings from floor to ceiling on the beautiful wood paneling.

I decided I needed to get back into the studio so I managed to make one green 3 X 3 tonight.

Let’s Put on a Show!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012


The Artists Among Us 2012 exhibit is almost ready for prime time. We have achieved our goal of a show that looks like a gallery with a curated show. Allan Oliver, one of the co-chairs, owned a gallery in North Portland and has created a beautiful display of art. This year, we have only one of a kind original art — no production work like jewelry and clothing. The exhibit is less cluttered and the exhibited art has more room to breath.

There are a few fiber artists in the mix. Here are some of their displays:

Lynda Christianson – Eugene.

Terry Grant, Portland.

Diane English, Eugene

Karen Miller, Corvallis.

And, my display.

These are paintings by Terry Grant’s very talented son-in-law, Carlos Molina.

We have lots of new artists in the show this year who have brought a vibrancy and more modern look. These paintings are the work of William Hernandez.

Our featured artist is Michael Manwaring. He has an assortment of paintings, sketches and sculptures. That green man is gigantic and is on a platform above his display.

Yesterday, I finished the program and assembled and folded 200 copies for our gala opening. I still have to finish name tags for volunteers. Thankfully, Mr C made a quick recovery and I seem to be fine!!

I managed to get caught up on my 3 X 3s. Here they are:

Tonight is the artist/volunteer reception with a training for sales volunteers before the reception. Tomorrow night is our gala opening reception. If you are in the Portland area, I hope you will come by on Saturday or Sunday.

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012