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Jan 18

I’ve become the crazy lady on the bus

It’s the middle of January. It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s foggy. But spring will arrive. I know this because as I was riding home on the bus there was actually a little light. In fact, there was enough light that for a few minutes there was a very pretty, soft pastel sunset. By the time …

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Jan 15

Decisions, decisions….

Tonight was my weekly painting class at Anji’s. Last week we did four background techniques and this week our challenge was to turn at least one of them into a complete painting. As usual, I overachieved a little and went to work on all four. None of them are going to make it into great …

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Jan 14

Time

With the holidays and a new year, I always find myself thinking about milestones: what has happened in the last year? What will I remember? What have I already forgotten as significant? Where do I think I’m going? Possibly coincidentally, one of the interesting things about putting up a website is the notation of the …

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Jan 06

Bright Day

On this bright but cold day, the birds were definitely out in force at Canemah. At one point along our walk I simply stood and marveled at the little flocks of sparrows, towhees, junos, kinglets, and chickadees that fluttered near the path. Their noise provided a perfect soundtrack to the day.

Jan 06

Pattern and Light

Today (written 1/1/2014) as we were walking through a foggy Canemah park, it was unusually quiet. The birds, which provide most of the interest this time of year, had obviously found somewhere warm and try to hole up. As we walked, I got to thinking about light and dark. In the Pacific Northwest we are …

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Jan 02

Winter in Canemah

Today (written Sunday, 12/29/13), in between dropping things off at the gallery and battling with this website, I took Finn for a walk in Canemah. It’s always amazing to me that this little stretch of “wilderness” is right here in the city. It’s not really a park, more like habitat; in fact, Canemah contains a …

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