Had a small moment of panic when I accidentally locked myself in a stall in the girl’s bathroom at Gonzanga Prep High School, but I’m better now…Read more "Panic!"
I saw some paintings by Ric Gendron at one of the urban schools I visited today, and thought he deserved a post of his own. The colors and strokes of these paintings drew me in, but the narrative and symbols kept me hooked. Check out the gallery at the link above, and an interview (about […]Read more "Ric Gendron"
Made it to Spokane today after a gorgeous sunny drive in the company of big, fluffy fairytale clouds! I pulled over next to the rolling fields to take photos and stretch. With my tunes blaring out the open windows, I couldn’t help giggling thinking the passerbys must think I stopped to play music for the […]Read more "Spokane, WA"
A delicious and unexpected find!Read more "Country Boy’s BBQ in Cashmere, WA"
Headed north away from the interstate, blasting through a beautiful sunny Washington day, I stumbled on an interesting little town that has remade itself into a Bavarian Alps village: Leavenworth, WA. It was bizarre to drive around the corner and be met with a row of traditional chalet storefronts (even the bank), but it seems […]Read more "Leavenworth, WA"
I left the treehouse rejuvenated by a quiet night of painting and listening to the river rush by. Stopped at Snoqualmie Falls which was so huge that mist climbed up out of the canyon and slicked the observation deck, and drove over a very snowy Snoqualmie Pass. Then it was back out into the rolling […]Read more "Washington Drive"
I took advantage of the paths on the Tree House Point property to explore the moss covered underbrush. (The moss is as soft as it looks, furry and not at all slimy.) Even stopped for a rest in one of the ‘nests’ built down by the river.Read more "In the company of trees"
For the past few weeks I’ve been dreaming of snakes. Not scary snake nightmares, but some are pretty weird. The one from last week was a little bright blue green snake that was angry and I had his head pressed between my thumb and first finger to keep him from opening his mouth and bearing […]Read more "Snake Dreams"
Driving out of Seattle, I stumbled on an amazing Bed and Breakfast called Tree House Point and was lucky enough to stay in an incredible tree house called the Temple of the Blue Moon perched 30 feet above the Raging River in a huge Sitka Spruce. This place is amazing, and all of the structures […]Read more "Treehouse"
The Degenerate Art Ensemble exhibition at the Frye Art Museum included photographs, fiber sculpture and videos of performance often containing warrior princess characters. I was especially taken by the dancer Haruko Nishimura wearing prothesis of carved deer forelegs, and the halted and awkward movements she made seemed to emulate a newborn fawn. I sat and […]Read more "Degenerate Art Ensemble"