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A Little of This and a Little of That

My days are so full; there is no time to just put my feet up and chill. I am, however, feeling some withdrawals from the studio time. I keep thinking I need to get down there and get to work. But,  one look at these photos and you can see I need to do some clean up.



Look at this poster I received from Lisa for Christmas.


I love this. It was first produced and used in England at the beginning of World War II to offer the public reassurance in the dark days which lay ahead.

I have just about finished the first round of SDA conference workshop assignments and every one has received and e-mail or snail mail confirmation. Monday, I will start working on the next batch.

I took a break yesterday to attend my crit group. I didn’t have anything new so I took the reworked Urban Sunlight. Got some excellent comments and possible problems. It is what it is. I can’t change anything on it now. But will keep the comments for future work.

Today, I have been getting ready for tomorrow’s reception for my show at the cathedral. I am having an assortment of middle eastern treats, like dates, almonds and baklava!! I picked this up at a Greek deli – just baked. It is so good, you can see that we gave it a taste test.


I have lime green cups and some coordinating napkins.

limegreencups receptionnapkins

I also made some business cards, just in case someone wants to get in touch with me.


I have to get up early in the morning. I am doing a gallery walk/talk at 9 am, followed by church. We will hang out and set up for the 1 am reception. If you are in the Portland area, I hope you will come by.

Finally, look what we received in the mail today:


There is no way I am going to DC for the inauguration, but this will be a nice keepsake.

I hope to get some good photos at the reception and will post tomorrow.

12 Responses to “A Little of This and a Little of That”

  1. Judy says:

    classy business cards!! the colors are great



  2. karoda says:

    holding my breath for photos of your reception yesterday!

  3. Reva says:

    Terrific show, Gerrie. And I loved the effort that you put into doing Middle East-themed food — not just the baklava but the pomegranate juice and seeds, the dates, whatever those sesame-coated morsels were, and the crescent-shaped cookies.

  4. Terri says:

    I had my very first taste test of baklava this Christmas, and all I can say about that is YUM!

  5. Rebecca says:

    Gerrie, Congratulations on your show! The baklava looks amazing. I agree with Liz, have someone take lots of photos so you have a good record of the opening.
    And a huge congratulations on Washington invitation – what a nice honor.

  6. Of course you have lime green cups. Any reception for you would have to have lime green.
    Is that a REAL invitation?

  7. jenclair says:

    I’m sure the show will be a complete success and worth all of the effort that has gone into it! The food sounds wonderful, love your business cards,and hope you have a wonderful day!

  8. dee says:

    I’m so excited for you Gerrie. This promises to be just fabulous. What an honor to get that invitation from Washington. You’re too cool for words Honey!

  9. Deborah says:

    I am so proud of you! I hope you have a wonderful time today. How clever to serve middle eastern goodies at the reception.

  10. Jeannie says:

    Wishing you much success tomorrow. I think Obama would be smart to name you to head up the National Arts Foundation or something! You are Superwoman! The baklava looks so yummy and I love the sign Lisa gave you. I see lots of red dots and commissions for you tomorrow. Cheers.

  11. Kristin L says:

    Again, I wish I were in Portland to come see your show (and to eat your delicious looking baclava and other treats). You’ve done a marvelous job pulling everything together and still fufilling your SDA promises too. You rock!!

  12. Liz Berg says:

    I can hardly wait to hear about your show! Have someone else take lots and lots of pictures…show us the set up and the people and the red dots! Go Gerrie Go!!