Memory Lane

 

Thanks to my friend Anette  I ended up taking an  unexpected trip down memory lane today. We drove to Steilacoom and looked at my great grandparents old place along with my Uncle Chet’s old house which still has the green lantern sign out front. In looking for a photo I found a fun bit of history about the  place so I have  linked to it above.) The bridge  down to the old boat house was stacked up on the middle of the street so we were unable to access my  first secret childhood beach.  We left and  ventured down to Sunnyside beach to sit in the spot where I  sat with my dads father aka my grandfather. My Grandfather had retired and taken a job as a  park care taker, he had a small trailer that sat where there  is now a lovely piece of art. I  loved spending  summers between  his house and his mothers house!

art at sunnyside beachSunnyside-Beach-Park-4   So much had changed  but so much was still the same. This little spot of beach is where we learned to  swim  in order to  be allowed to  learn to water ski. Grandpa made us swim 300 yards!  Burrrrrrrrr!

Anettte and I sat and watched the ferries go to and from Anderson and McNeil Island.It was hard to believe how wonder it was for a late October day. I shared the  stories of hoe my  uncle Kenny used to  let us kids ride  the ferry for free if we would sing him a song.

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sunsetand just like old times when the trains went by we waved! train

 

On the way home we admired the  handy rock work around Western State hospital that was done by yet another of my great uncles. I  charged the  stories of  my grandfather walking down the  beach and dropping fire crackers so the  girls would jump up. At the time I did not know he was hoping to  get a glimpse of their titties.   rockwallI love where I am from and where I live.

 

Flyboy

Just finished this little blue bird. flyboy1JPGMade from spoons , forks,   a shovel  horse shoes, a  few car parts and mounted on a piece of rock.  This little bird is grounded for football  season, I am happy to stencil a 12 on the  shovel  if the  owner wants me too.

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35  inches  high  x 35 inches wide ( wing to  wing)  $175

 

Columbia Winery- Annette Lusher

Join me and six local Washington artists for a night of art and wine! I am  pleased to  be curating an art event at the Columbia Winery to start off the new year! Save the date now for our Meet the Artist Happy Hour, January 9th 2015 from  4-7 PM

Participating artists include:

Anette Lusher,Carol Ross,David Wyatt,Lin La Mer,Ken Vensel, Sheryl Brown

Today’s featured artist Anette LusherLusher_Anette_Force of Nature_Acrylic on Canvas_16x20x1.5_2014_$400

“Force of Nature” is a highly textured painting, inspired by an invitation of

established metal artist and curator Cynthia Freese for the group show titled: “Gift”

at www.columbiawinery.com/‎. My intention was to create a painting that would

enhance the overall setting of this amazing gallery space while at the same time allow

me to express my personal visions.

Ken Vensel

Join me and six local Washington artists for a night of art and wine! I am pleased to  be curating an art event at the Columbia Winery to start off the new year! Save the date now for our Meet the Artist Happy Hour, January 9th 2015 from  4-7 PM

Participating artists include:

Anette Lusher,Carol Ross,David Wyatt,Lin La Mer,Ken Vensel, Sheryl Brown

Today’s featured artist Ken Vensel 

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Lin La Mer

 

I am super excited to be curating an art event at the Columbia Winery. Save the date now for our Meet the Artist Happy Hour, January 9th 2015 from  4-7 PM

Participating artists include:

Anette Lusher,Carol Ross,David Wyatt,Lin La Mer,Ken Vensel, Sheryl Brown

Todays featured artist

Lin La Mer

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Lin La Mer has Lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years, previously in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York State, Connecticut, Virginia and Florida. For 25 years she was employed in product and mechanical design by many firms on the East Coast. She paints in oil and works out of her Kent Washington Studio. Her background has given her many opportunities for developing the meticulous and focused style of artwork she is known for.

Lin has traveled several regions of France and other countries in Europe, visiting museums and enjoyed the rich and traditional culture which has been absorbed into her own individual style of  painting.

Carol Ross

I am super excited to be curating an art event at the Columbia Winery. Save the date now for our Meet the Artist Happy Hour, January 9th 2015 from  4-7 PM

Participating artists

Anette Lusher,Carol Ross,David Wyatt,Lin La Mer,Ken Vensel, Sheryl Brown

Each week I  will be sharing a sample of work by one of our featured artists. If you are interested in purchasing work in advance you can  give me a shout.

This weeks featured artist

Carol Ross

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“I love capturing mood in my landscape paintings…this painting was done to remind me of so many road trips flying down the hiway at high speed, passing beautiful scenery, capturing only a glimpse of the distant buildings…but forever remembering the open plains and the beautiful sky.

Whether abstract or realistic, mood and energy are always a part of my paintings”

Unexpected road trip

I recently made a trip to Bonners Ferry Idaho to deliver a piece of art. While there I was invited to take a trip along the International Selkirk Loop in Canada. On our way to the   Kootenay Lake British Columbia Ferry we stopped to take a peek at the lake and to stretch our legs. canadaJPGIf you have an  opportunity to take this rode trip plan to spend some time in downtown Nelson375px-Nelson_Downtown2l                                          Historic Baker Streer