Springtime in Oregon

Spring has begun nicely here in Oregon. It’s our first Spring here. It hasn’t snowed at all since we moved here but it rains a lot. I adore the rain. It is so green here with pink trees blowing the petals all over our complex, white spots of pollen on the sidewalks, and pretty green […]


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October Thoughts

October….what a delightful month. The changing of the leaves and the cooler temperatures. The chilly nights. The leaves changing to bright oranges, yellows, and reds. Now is the time for handiwork as it gets colder: knitting, crochet, weaving. It’s also time for canning and preserving food, preparing for Winter, putting warmer blankets on the beds, […]

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Life Lately & Pandemic Thoughts

Holy moly, can you all believe it’s September!? 2020 is simultaneously the longest and fastest year ever. Despite it all, I can honestly say. 2020 hasn’t been my worst year. We’ve done better financially, I’ve become home-based, life has slowed down, and the kiddo is doing school from home. Overall, this whole pandemic has brought […]

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Musings on Our Future

I am an artist. I make paintings. I’m on hiatus for now not only because my art supplies are in storage, but also because, let’s face facts, art is a luxury business. We can make art for our souls, but as far as a business goes, this time of unrest is not the best time […]

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