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Interests: Art museums, painting, bookstores, sewing, road trips, campfires, dia de los muertos, bright red poppies, sharp pencils....
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God how I ricochet between certainities and doubts. ~ Sylvia Plath This could not be more true. I continue to paint. Happy with my work one day and frustrated the next. I am toying with the idea of scrapping Run... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
I love this time of year! The weather has been awesome and there is so much action in the garden! I'm always amazed at the plants that come back every year even when they look so dead over winter. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
Did you see the blood moon last night? It appeared a little dusky but not as red as I'd hoped. Beautiful eclipse though and well worth missing my bedtime! This last photo is from a few days ago, waxing gibbous.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
Poor Pluto. The moon gets all the love. Solidarity for Pluto. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
Oh, the sun is shining in these parts and that does my soul some good. Bert & I took a quick trip to Cannon Beach last week and it was lovely! The weather cooperated about 55% of the time which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
The great gouache experiment continues! I really like this medium and think I'll stay with this awhile. But that's what I said witht he last 15 projects I started... p.s. how do you feel about watermarks on photos? Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
That is stunning!
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on Home Sweet Home at lauradodson:art+craft
Wow, that is a long winter. We barely get any snow over here and I like it that way. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2014 on The Long Winter at Monkey Lobster
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This weekend was spent experimenting with gouache. I think I'm in love! I really like the feel of the paint and opacity is a nice change from watercolor. I'm on a science bent these days so next up: anatomy diagrams!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
It feels like we've turned a corner and the cold days are behind us. Yahoo! I have a truckload of dirt coming for my raised beds (a little late this year) and some seeds to plant. I didn't start anything... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
Do you ever feel like you have too many irons in the fire? So many things going on that you can't focus and then you get absolutely nothing done? That's where I am at the moment. My tea towels are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
Ah the gardening season is upon us! Let the planting begin! Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
Wow. We'd have to do some serious trekking to see that kind of snow in my neighborhood. I'll stick to my 2-3 inches every few years....
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2014 on snow and ice and winter people at Monkey Lobster
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I've been captivated recently by the phenomenon of murmuration. You've probably seen the videos going around, this one is really popular. But how do they do it? This article is pretty interesting: "As Wired points out, this mechanism has more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
Ah, finally spring is around the corner! I have my seed catalogs, garden planning notebook, seed packets spread out around me. Is there anything better after a seemingly endless winter? This is what the garden looks like now: things are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
Is it possible to take decent photographs inside a bleak, grey Portland house in winter? These days my photos are either cast in grey or yellow tones. Agh! I spiffied up a corner of my office to take pictures of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Run Lori Run!
Apple Valley BBQ is a about 20 minutes outside of Hood River and Hood River is about an hour east of Portland. Hope this helps! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2014 on New at Run Lori Run!
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I'm so thankful for you guys, my blogging friends who have been visiting me here for years now. Hope you have a fabulous new year! As for me, I'm ready to start fresh. A new year. New goals. I'm usually... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Run Lori Run!
this is so cool.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2013 on from the pollinators at Monkey Lobster
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Today I'm thinking about the Christmas we spent in Italy a couple years back... Such fond memories. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at Run Lori Run!
I can't believe it's December already! Every year I say that this year is going to be different. This year I'm not going to be completely overwhelmed. This year I'm going to be stress-free, damn it! But it never fails:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Run Lori Run!
Hello friends! Are you enjoying the Autumn weather where you are? We made it down to Hood River over the weekend and it was beautiful! I forget how scenic the gorge is in the fall. And I continue to paint.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Run Lori Run!