I spent today checking off a list of duties, errands, and chores. Nothing too exciting, but adding 7 cans of pickled peaches and another 7 of spicy pickles (cucumbers) to my store gave me an unexpected little burst of pleasure. I also took a couple knitting projects as well as two art pieces to the county fair. I’m not expecting much, but it’s fun to try. If you are going the Clackamas County Fair (August 12-17), stop by and see “Milky Way Fisherman” and “Delight”.

"Milkway Fisherman" - 2013
“Milkway Fisherman” – 2013
"Delight" - 2014 - After critique
“Delight” – 2014 – After critique

After accomplishing my little slice of domestic bliss, I headed over to SEO to play with the horses. I got there to discover a bunch of younger ones had gone through the fence and were enjoying a hay pile. I herded them all back, but it’s really only a matter of time with them.

On the way home I stopped at a little bridge to take a picture of the Estacada river. I’m seriously considering painting this.

riverviewWhile I was admiring the view, I looked down and saw what I thought was a chocolate lab; but when he didn’t head back to anyone, I took a closer look and realized it was a beaver. A few minutes later another one paddled by!

beaverI got back home and decided to get in a few more exercise points and headed down to Canemah. I hoped to see a great sunset or new animals that stirred at dusk. I did see my deer again, but otherwise, not too much was going on.

Tomorrow I sit at the TRAG gallery from 12-5. I hope you’ll come down and see me, the other artists, and maybe pick up a book at the Friends of the Library Bookstore.