September 16, 2010

Support Art Education!

Last weekend Lori Shippy and I
did our first Flash Mob,
in support or art education.

20+ Portland area Art Teachers
and Artists came together
to create an amazing mural.

Check it out below:
Click on pic to link to
You Tube video...

And here are a few still shots
from the day.

Myself (right) and May (left)
the organizer of the event.

Lori working away.

Love the detail we
achieved in such a short time.

All done.

Thanks Lori for being
such a fun gal to know!

September 11, 2010

I just got back from an amazing trip to the
San Juan Islands. My partner and I spend
8 days in vacation bliss...

Sunrise ferry to Orcas Island.

Foggy morning at Mountain Lake.

Heart stopping owl spotting.

Crabbing cove.

Outstanding rock collecting beach
on San Juan Island.
Bulging pockets filled
with future feather rocks.

The twisted red delights of Madrona trees.
Iceberg Point on Lopez.
Perhaps heaven on earth.

Sunset on Lopez.
Just Kris, myself and
fifty or so seals.

If this farms comes up for sale...
I'm moving!

Top ten things to love about Orcas:

1. Taking a ferry to get there.
2. Slower Island life, no stop lights,
top speed 40 miles an hour.
3. Forest, meets field, meets calm sea water.
4. Local food grown on the island.
Whether cooked in a home kitchen,
or eaten at Rose's, a delicious treat
every time.
4. Creative living.
From pottery to painting to
fences made of mattress springs,
creativity thrives.
5. Deer, very cute.
6. Places to climb.
Hikes that take you to spectacular
views and vistas. And moss,
foxglove, and evergreens
along the way.
7. The quiet.
8. Hand painted signs,
no billboards.
9. Orca whales.
10. A wonderous place to
be in love.