Don Wayne Choate

Another free photo slideshow by Smilebox Don Wayne Choate by Margaret Choate Don Wayne Choate was born September 12, 1940, in Mason City, Washington, to Jake and Virginia Choate. Don used to say that his mom was a John Wayne fan, and that’s why he was named Don Wayne. Don’t know if it was true,

More playing the tourist

Today my work friends and I went down to Pioneer Square to admire the Holiday preparations. One of my favorite downtown features has already made an appearance: Ugly Sweater PDX. I love Portland.

Another last minute addition

“If it wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.” — Rita Mae Brown I am working on expanding the pet portrait part of my business. I though a great way to do this, and support a good cause, would be to give a custom pet portrait to the Poker for Ponies auction for

O.F.F.F. (the photo essay)

Clearly I shouldn’t be leaving the house as early as I did today; I forgot my camera. However, my wonderful friend Arminda played photographer today. Also, she gave me a ride (no parking hassles) and loaned her daughter, Clover, to pack things. I totally lucked out on this deal! That’s really the best you can

Cheating (ever so slightly…)

Tonight I am forced to cheat a little on my painting a day challenge. 1. I did do a painting (technically a mixed media) but it is currently covered in rocks waiting to dry. I will show it to you soon. 2. I started another painting, but the project above prevented me from getting more

Red & a Rant

Today on my “Walk the dog everyday” challenge, the bonus was to be inspired by something red. I was a little short on inspiration, so I went looking through my reference photos and came across a horse in a red halter that inspired my little painter’s heart. I like this well enough I’m thinking about