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August 20, 2009

Last Thursday Art Walk on Alberta Street!

My luck has followed me to this beautiful city.
Taking a leisurely walk down the colorful street of NE Alberta, I popped into a wonderful store called Real Deals Home Decor. I spoke with the owner, Holly - almost unable to reign in my excitement about being here. We got to talking, and before you know it - she invited me to be the artist of the month in September for the Last Thursday Art Walk!!! I am so stoked and am preparing as I write this.

My very first show as a new Portlander! :)

More news to follow!

August 4, 2009

New beginnings...

Well, I've landed safely and happily in the town of stumps. I'm approaching the first 2-weeks-mark, and it's been crazy and beautiful and I have not painted ONCE. My studio was set up by the third day ( I've never been one to feel comfortable without my tools on hand) and there everything sits.

The outdoors have been calling and so have books and.. organizing everything on my computer that has eluded me for so many years now. I remember the chaos that would occur when I couldn't find something or had to cross seven bridges, jump through hoops, and beg to the heavens to do so. I'm well on my way to having a computer that is my pal and not my nemesis. It's amazing what some cleaning up and taking inventory and checking in will do. I'm not completely there yet, but I feel like this time in my life....it demands it. And it is so much more exciting than being disorganized and maladjusted and checking out.

I'm going to go force myself to get on my just-tuned-up bicycle and peddle around. It's a beautiful day, finally. The sun is warm, the weather is perfect. Breeze. Coffee down the street. And a community treasure shop a ways over.

Break time. Maybe you should go outside too. Join me!

Good to be back.