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Describing Colors

Every spring there comes one or two evenings when the sun comes out enough to get the crocus to bloom. About a week a ago, we had one such evening and I didn’t get out to take any photos. Then a storm hit and all the purple crocus were battered. But today was another gorgeous day and in addition to…

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The power of red

Well, I survived the Rose City Yarn Crawl this last weekend in good form and relatively inexpensively. There was the purple “Birds of a Feather” purchase. Then seven skeins of a red linen yarn I hope to turn into a tank top. Then two skeins of discounted mohair I got for a steal. Great job and restraint! This evening I…

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Two steps forward, one step back

It has been an exciting week for me with ups and downs that kept me on the edge of my seat. I had signed up to take a workshop from Beth Verheyden called “Let’s Get E-Motion-Al” and had been wait-listed. I found out Tuesday I got in and was very excited. Then Thursday, just before I was to leave for…

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What’s that color?

A couple of weeks ago I stayed home sick (I had a little fever and was achy.) I slept a lot and took the dog for a walk, but mostly I knit and watched recorded items on my DVR. One of those items was the movie “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. While I don’t recommend it, it does have some…

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Ice Painting (Again)

In Portland we get a lot of rain, but not a lot of snow. Even a slight whiff of snow can send us into a panic. Getting six inches inside of 24 hours… well, we’re calling it “Snowmagedon.” I had the day off due to the weather, but after refilling my bird feeders and settling on a hummingbird feeder warming…

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Mary Cassat, Ansel Adams, and philhippic

Today’s post is brought to you by the seemingly random powers that rule the internet. Random event 1 A couple days ago I liked a Facebook post that had a nice piece of art in it. This was apparently a foolish move, because I have become embroiled in a plot to “occupy Facebook with art” and was assigned an artist…

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Mercury is in Retrograde?

The last few days have seemed to have a theme, summed up by a passing comment from a guy on the elevator: “Mercury is in retrograde, man.” Not 100% true (retrograde starts Feb. 6 if you are interested in that) (I’m not, but I decided to check it out to see if I really could explain anything: http://www.almanac.com/content/mercury-retrograde), but you…

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Ice Painting

Tomorrow I’m going to photo my finished paintings and enter the WSO show; it’s time to bite the bullet. However, that doesn’t give you anything new to look at today. So, I’ve decided to show you December’s ice painting starts. As fellow Portlander’s will remember, in early December we had some VERY cold weather. Oregon, and Portland in particular, is…

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A Generous Plenty

Last evening I went to my painting class (on my regular Tuesday I went out to take a groundwork class for Sound Equine Options) and discovered that I am very close to finishing a generous plenty of paintings. This is a good thing because the WSO deadline (yes, I’ve mentioned this before) is coming up swiftly. A few weeks ago…

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Inspiration

Last weekend I went to a board meeting at the lovely home of LaVonne Tarbox-Crone. I like LaVonne’s painting a lot and so I was really looking forward to seeing her home. First, of course, I had to run and see LaVonne’s studio. It was lovely; right off the kitchen and in the main living area. She had carefully organized…

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