Saturday, March 10, 2007


Don't you love happy daffodils? I look forward to their arrival each spring. I went for a walk in the rain this morning along the river and snapped pics along the way. Sometimes we complain about the rain, maybe quite abit, but I do love this place. I am blessed to live in such a beautiful place on the earth.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Eve

I wish I could say that was what I saw waking up Christmas morning, but it was actually a few weeks ago. I woke at 6 a.m. and peeked out the bedroom window and that was my delightful view. Snow is nothing uncommon for many of you, but we rarely get snow here on the coast. It was the first time my eight year old had ever played in snow! The other shots are a few snips from Christmas eve. Photo 2: My beautiful sister-in-law with a glimpse of Brad and Paul behind her. Photo 3: Our cousin Amy, aka Dr. Cowan with Paul. Photo 4: Noah with a cousin. Photo 4: My sweet neice.

Friday, December 22, 2006

In Memory of Mary Armstrong

My dear sweet grandmother passed away December 15, 2006. She lived for 96 1/2 years. She was as near to perfect as a human can be. She never raised her voice, was kind, generous, forgiving, and loving.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Astoria Review

This was an article that came out in the Astoria Review in late August. OK, I know it takes me a while to get around to doing things, but I wanted to post it before, say, a year went by! If you can't read the print, that is fine, because I did the interview in June, then Mike lost the notes and wrote this up in August. Soooo, it wasn't quite what I hoped it would be, but it is exposure.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Small Works for Christmas

Wishbone Tree 7" x 4.5"

Cup 5.5" x 4.25" oil on copper

Self-Portrait 7" x 5" oil on copper

Sylvia 12" x 9.5" oil on metal

If you are interested in any of the above paintings contact me by email for prices. Hopefully I will be posting more tomorrow (after the Pink Martini concert).

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Prodigal Bunny

Last Saturday I went to check on BunBun and saw his cage was knocked over, his feeder had fallen out, and BunBun was gone. My heart sank and I ran around the yard looking for him. I had seen some dogs on the loose, some guys were doing construction work next door and their dogs were roaming around my yard. I feared the worst, but held out hope because I saw no blood. I didn't even want to use that word, so you know what I was thinking. After this, for days on end we had violent rain storms with wind gusts up to 80 miles an hour. Power outages, cancelled school, flooding, etc. Then on a Thursday the boys and I pulled into the driveway, and who do you think was there on the sidewalk by the garden? Our dear BunBun. Do you know he bolted when we got out of the car? I thought he would be thrilled to see us. After a muddy chase circling our house and the neighbors house multiple times, our bunny is back home with us and his cage is in a much safer place.
And for my dear friends whom I haven't seen in years, I now have short hair!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

It's A Boy

What was once brown, is now blue...Miller Paint Bullfinch Blue from the historical color collection. Doesn't it look like the same blue that is on every kind of baby boy thing? I love it though, and of course the two boys that live here love it. What a difference a color can make with your spirits. It has been raining for days on end and now it is like blue skies and sunshine in the house. My plans for working from home are just clipping along. Soon we will have a replacement for me at work and after training that person, I should begin this new adventure in January, as opposed to the earlier forcasted date of April 2nd, 2007. As many of you know, I work for my brother, and I want to say here, ( but this google beta has got me all turned around. So there it is just like that. Paul is excited for me, but I wonder why he was so excited to find my replacement? Oh I know I am an artist, and not an office specialist, so off to follow my we all should.