Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's not Graffiti

Took a little break and headed to Astoria. Lots of history, antiquing and eating.

Our hotel The Cannery, was located on a pier in the Columbia river. Our faithful Garmin seemed totally unconcerned that we were under water, announcing proudly that we had arrived at our destination!

Beach combing is a must for me, if I get anywhere near the water, I search for treasure.

Faded paint and metal ,( just lost a photo of more painted wood, I was going to share), but I'm not starting my post over!

Pieces of boats, way to big to haul home, darn

Didn't see any of these, it's way to cold to swim, so we were safe!

Back at home, this week has been a blur of activities. But love running into friends wearing stripped socks.

Sharing drinking chocolate At Almas in Portland warms your soul.

And now, today. It's back to work, it's not graffiti...... but sketched out Corazon's or flaming hearts. Each one is different, hand drawn & cut, then sanded, carved, painted, stamped, burnt and waxed.

Upcoming shows, on Dec 2 and 3rd HERE and HERE

Align Center

And finally this old metal stencil seen at a museum, the cast shadow on the wall. Intriguing.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Still Enchanted

This special guy consists of a paper mask I purchased at Cannibals gallery, over a glass dome ...I think I want to keep him up for awhile, he enchants me.

The Altar called "Oaxaca" has been a magnet for visitors, to leave messages, with papers and pins provided, also left are, special mementos & remembrances. There's a very nice story on OPB's blog by KC Cowan CLICK HERE to read.

The outdoor Altar glowed on opening night with candles and offerings.

The Art made for this occasion is very diverse from playful to serious. But all, are pieces you would want to enjoy all year long....

This piece, by Tabor Porter mixes his jewelry and wood carving skills, the niche and graffiti make it a show stopper.

Opening night was made special by the musical talents of Rachael Rice and Belinda Underwood. In costume with the most amazing harmonies

Artist Javier Cervantes who's ceramic piece, shown above ,has an amazing script I could look at for days, he came baring the wonderful marigolds, that are the tradition.

Dayna did a fine job of getting photos on her BLOG . Click to see!

And finally a photo of me, in makeup done by my daughter, lots of people came in costume. I think Portland did a fine job of claiming the Day of the Dead tradition as their own. You can see it all, until Nov 20th HERE