Holiday Time

Here we are, America! Still digesting our turkey while balancing on ladders getting our twinkly lights up on buildings and draped on evergreen trees. I hope for snow this year down in the valley. We have the luxury here in Portland of traveling to snow almost all-year round, up on Mt. Hood, but nothing beats the delight of watching snow fall from your home window. For...

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New (Old) Shiny.

Tools. There’s nothing like new tools. It’s scary to invest in myself. All the money in doesn’t mean it will equal money out. I’m not going into debt with my purchases, and I am setting myself up for long term success with what I buy. Things that are good for my body, and things that are good for my creative soul. Today I offer an example of each....

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Loss and Gain

It’s a dismal rainy day, by most standards. It’s early enough in the winter weather season that the rain doesn’t bother me in the slightest. I still enjoy it. But something has been in the air, or in my soul this week, that makes the dismal word slightly apt. I am not sure what it is, I truly am not. No big thing has gone wrong, perhaps some small bumps...

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Autumn’s Corner

As much as didn’t really want it to happen this year, summer has passed. It’s still sunny outside, the Portland grey hasn’t moved into it’s month-to-month winter rental home. It’s that time where the down comforter is too much… but just two blankets isn’t enough. Mama nature made sure I knew that the days of summer were decidedly...

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2 weeks

About two weeks now until Portland Open Studios. Less than that, really. So office hours switch to all studio time, for the most part. The studio is halfway cleaned. This Friday a group of artists will come visit it. Since we, the artists who are a part of Portland Open Studios, don’t get to GO to Portland Open Studios, sometimes we do little mini tours ahead of...

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Gear Shift

Fall is on the way. Today it’s still sunny out, and should reach a high in the low 70’s, but nights are getting chilly, and it’s the time of year I can’t decide if I need to put one more blanket on the bed or just switch over to the comforter for the winter season. In Oregon, we often get some summer temperature weather into October, so usually I...

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