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Aug 07

The melted artist

Greetings from Oregon which is currently imitating Arizona, Nevada, or possibly the Sahara. Seriously. For the last week, we have been experiencing record-setting triple digit highs: 106, 104, or 108 depending on where you were. It was so hot that my porch got up to 94 degrees one day, event with the fan plugged in …

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Jul 27

Eventful times

It’s been a week since the Ruth Buchanan workshop and I feel like I’m getting back to “real” life finally. Equine Art 2017 No prizes or sales this year at Equine Art 2017 at Emerald Downs. Of course, I couldn’t attend because of the workshop, but from the names of the winning artists, it looks …

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Jul 19

Workshop accomplished

Six months ago I was checking out my Facebook feed, which is typically filled with birds, horses, dogs, and art. One of my favorite artists, Ruth Buchanan, posted about lining up her 2017 workshop schedule. I took a chance and contacted her to ask if she ever did workshops in America, thinking if given enough …

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Jul 10

Down to the wire

It has been a busy week, art-wise, and looks to continue that way. Unfortunately, that means a lot of work for me that I just might not survive! Case in point, Thursday i had to leave work early to drive up to Newberg to turn in two paintings for the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival. Later …

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Jul 05

Due dates

Happy July 4th! I spent my day trying to catch up on the myriad painting deadlines that are bearing down on me with their relentless demands. Lavender Festival (July 7-9) i finalized the last details and tags for my paintings for the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival. Thursday afternoon I’ll trundle over to Newberg and drop …

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Jul 03

Manual labor

This weekend has been about manual labor. Saturday I had a plan. And six hours later, the plan had become this. For any readers not friends with me on Facebook, I’m redoing my front yard. On Saturday, the last of the forms came off the new walkways, fill dirt was brought in, and we begun …

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Jun 26

Blogging is cool and smells like lavender

As a people, Oregonians are equipped to deal with rain, not heat. When it gets hot, we melt. We melt especially painfully when it goes from raining to 100+ degrees inside a short number of days. This is the current state of the dog. The cat is already so thin (he’s old) that he may …

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Jun 18

Among the roses

Today I got up and hit the ground walking at a fast pace. Key got a nice “weekend walk” and then I loaded up the car to be at Bush’s Pasture Park by 10am for a shift as the host for Artist in Action‘s Paint the Town event. I got there in time to set …

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Jun 12

Not a real blog post

This is not a real blog post for the following reasons: I have painted, but all my paintings are either at an uninteresting stage or are stealth projects. Better luck next week. I am not feeling 100% I am striking against all the idiots in the world, including, but not limited to: People who leave …

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Jun 05

The camping gear escaped

For the last few years it’s been on my goal list to go camping, but with one thing and the next, summer has come to an end without the camping gear breaking out of its box. When I saw the East Cascade Audubon Society was having their birding festival (Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival) the first …

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