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Portland, Oregon area
A graphic designer + art director living in the Pacific Northwest looking for creativity and inspiration wherever she can find it.
Interests: Equestrian, skiing, sewing, archery, photography, children's literature.
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snow gently comes down seen only against fir trees welcoming Monday Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Spot On
Ahhh... every January the First United Methodist Church in Portland showcases their quilters. You can see a past year here. They do not disappoint. Most of these were newer creations with a few well loved and well worn ones included. It's a bright spot of color to brighten up anyone's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Spot On
As we transition from one year to another let's raise a glass to New Beginnings. Wishing you a Happy New Year in 2019. Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Spot On
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Spot On
If you're able to zoom in on this photo you'll see these sisters are smiling and laughing. I loved this photo as soon as I picked it up. I suspect there was even more laughter with the person who took the photo. Can you feel the cold snow when it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2018 at Spot On
Wowza. Abundance on Labor Day. Last year the two (semi-dwarf) Bartlett pear trees I have produced seven pears between the both of them. Having planted them as saplings quite a few years ago I really haven't expected much out of them since then. This year? 114 pears. How do trees... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Spot On
Ah... well, they don't look too hot for the amount of clothing they have on in this photo-postcard from August 1911, now do they? She is sending it from the Bay Area to Hammon, Oregon. From what I can read of her handwriting she asks how Mr. North is doing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Spot On
Hola, amigos! We went to a family wedding a week or so ago in Southern California. Took a ton of photos because: so incredible. (Also, thank you airline/hotel/and rental car mileage programs! #freeisaverygoodprice) What is it about palm trees that it is such a balm for northern souls? You see... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Spot On
Went to meet a lonnnnnngggg time friend at some local lavender fields and hang out with her while she painted. She's a professional fine artist and does a lot of plein art competitions. This particular farm had a certain charm so it's the place she has been coming back to.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Spot On
So proud of ThatDaughter. #valedictorian2018 Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Spot On
Anybody here ever say "Rabbit, Rabbit!" at the beginning of each month? Apparently it's a thing. A very old thing. So here we are at the beginning of March and on the cusp of spring... and I think I might adopt this wee bit of superstition just for the fun... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at Spot On
So January was all about the cleaning up and putting away of the holiday. It's a chore that I just loathe. This past week I've been housecleaning in between work projects and just when I think I'm done I find something else that should be cleaned. (Depending on my mood... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Spot On
Well, if I had my druthers I’d stay here at Portland's 1913 historic Benson Hotel for Christmas and pitch all other “traditions.” No cooking, no cleaning, no running around… I’d bring my family and I’d smuggle my dog in, let her jump on the bed, and stay through New Year’s... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Spot On
Our Christmas tradition of going downtown to see Santa Claus, get a photo, view the ginormous Christmas tree in Pioneer Courthouse Square, lunch at Nordstrom’s Café, and general browsing/shopping has had to change. We can still do most of the things on that list, but Macy’s (formerly Meier and Frank)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Spot On
Wow. So, November... almost the end of December and I am finally posting. The reason? November was horrible. Horrible. Bad news. Stupid stuff. Just horrible. It's still pretty sucky, but whatever. Right now I'm just trying to get through Christmas. I had purchased tickets for two events in Portland long... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Spot On
Oh, my! have I been reminiscing in my head. This weather. This season. This everything. We had glorious weather for Halloween night this year. Dry and cold, but not too cold. The Trick-or-Treaters surely had a blast. I think back to when The Daughters were Littles and getting them ready... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Spot On
Pray why are you so bare, so bare, Oh, bough of the old oak-tree; And why, when I go through the shade you throw, Runs a shudder over me? My leaves were green as the best, I trow, And sap ran free in my veins, But I say in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Spot On
I've got a thing for looking up into trees lately; a need to keep looking "up." Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Spot On
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run. —John Keats (1795–1821) I’m not sure if it’s the waning daylight, the extra early morning alarm clock, the final countdown of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Spot On