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Sunday, August 28, 2011

QUILTS IN THE GARDEN ~ AUGUST 27, 2011 ~ CORVALLIS, OREGON

I enjoyed so much the opportunity yesterday to view seven garden venues that included quilts made by many people from our local area.  Enjoy the slide show.  My personal favorites are always the non-traditional quilts.  If you click on the slide show below, you'll be able to see larger images.  It was a beautiful sunny day, so I apologize for shadows on some of the quilts.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

KRISTINA'S RECEPTION

Yesterday was the inauguration of Kristina's photography show at Crush Wine Bar in Monmouth, Oregon.  These are some photos of the event, which was well attended and enjoyed by everyone!  Thanks to all of you who came and enjoyed the photos taken by another of our talented daughters!











Sunday, May 1, 2011

RECEPTION ~ SIMPLY SNAPPED PHOTOGRAPHY

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RECEPTION ~ Kristina's Photos
CRUSH WINE BAR
May 7, 2011 1-5
105 East Main, Monmouth, Oregon

I am convinced that the proclivity for right or left brained dominant pursuits runs in families.  At least I am convinced that is true in our family.  Our eldest daughter, Thing One, has recently turned the corner from amateur photographer to professional photographer.  Her family has encouraged her for ages to think about doing this, as we all could see that she had quite an intuitive 'eye' for creating artful photographs, no matter the subject.  We know her efforts will bring her satisfaction and contentment, and that others OUTSIDE of her family will let her know thay they too are impressed with the beautiful photographs that she is able to create.
The photos will be there for May and June, so if you miss the reception and still would like to see them, here are the hours for Crush Wine Bar;
Mon - Thurs: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Fri - Sat: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Crush has excellent regional wines and the best bar menu featuring local products like cheeses and breads.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

THRIFT SHOP FINDS

I found these five little 5 inch (14 cm) Japanese made coasters at a second hand shop on the Oregon coast last August.  I finally have decided to move ahead and incorporate them into a project.  I will soon add the finished project to this post, as I think it will be done by the end of the week.  I have heard that cottons and silks will increase in cost this year, so I am going to be looking more and more into the thrift and second hand shops for vintage textiles to work with.  I also recently ordered a bolt of raw silk to dye with natural dyes.  Come on spring!  That activity needs warmer outside weather!




Monday, January 31, 2011

STAFF ART SHOW

Today I learned that two of my pieces have been accepted for the Oregon State University Invitational Staff Art Exhibit, March 7-30, at LaSells Stewart Center. To me, a nonprofessional artist, this is pretty exciting.
The top one is called PASSION WITHIN and the lower one is NAMAZU.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A 90th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Yesterday was my father's 90th birthday. We celebrated with an OPEN HOUSE & of course many family members & friends came. Dad had a great time, & we all enjoyed seeing this remarkable man. He is fully intact & lives independently in his own place, still drives & has an active, engaged mind. Below are two slideshows, one "JOE'S LIFE IN PICTURES", as well as pictures from his birthday party.
(PHOTOS: Captioning is controled by clicking the box on the left of each slideshow. If you prefer larger images, double-clicking on the slideshow will open it in another window allowing you to slow down the speed of the slides. Reading the captions will be easier then too.)
JOE'S LIFE IN PICTURES

JOE'S 90th BIRTHDAY PARTY