Saturday, May 26, 2012

Outside The Box

The Peoples Gallery of Portland,  Has a show called "Outside the Box", Now through June 16th.It's on the 3rd floor of Pioneer Place mall downtown PDX.

I was asked to submit 6 pieces, and had only 3 weeks to complete them! Here are 5 of the pieces, before framing. And to the right is "Tree Girl" a movable doll/puppet Sculpture

Here with Dayna at the opening, She also has work in the show. I teased her that she did such a good blog post that me doing one on the same subject seems redundant. I also might of "borrowed" some photos from her blog!

Kinda blurry but here is my work on the wall

Some Chris Haberman pieces, one of the curators.

Looking inside the Gallery

I love to see people enjoying the art!

Darlene Schaper's  Bright pieces pop on this green wall. Click on her name to see more!

Darlene's work is so original and fun!!!

Love me a good deer head!

I have a weakness for stripes, This chair at the gallery caught my attention. Stay tuned I have some big paintings in progress and Doing First Thursday in the Pearl June 7th, details to follow!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Last Call for New Orleans

While my trip to New Orleans is over, there are too many good photos & memories, so one more post for the road.
                                                          We were on the go!

Paying respects


Asking for directions, or maybe giving them!

Heads up, giant bunny men on the roof, 5 in all!

Impromptu street band, music is king

Jackson Square, "We were born for the storm"

The majestic trees canopying the city, really captivated me. We heard they lost hundreds in the storm.

This beautiful house was busy being filmed for The Exorcist 3

And this was a movie shoot for "The Tomb"

Love art with a sense of humor

The Sculpture garden is highly recommended

A Picnic with the Posse. Having Niki, be our guide for all things NOLA, was what made this trip all so spectacular. No worries about , how and where to go, it all just magically appeared!

Shrimp and grits for breakfast,there's a party in my mouth,

                           "Thank You touchdown Jesus"
Nun's on the run in the French Quarter

                                 Butt wait.......there's more

Dayna getting a better view

                                Nik lit her lighter in tribute

Some art with heart, I love the reflection

The 9th ward was starting to get overgrown in some places
 Sid showed us he had heart         Somber reminders, everywhere

So while the sun sets on my awesome vacation, the memories will linger on............

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Orleans 2012

Just back from my first visit, to this magical city.......

 It is a city, full of angels

And a pirate or two.
Here with Nikki,the High Priestess of Sightseeing

Having a fun Posse to laugh with, is highly recommended.

L-R  Me, Nikki and Dayna

The Flowers were all in bloom, from fragrant gardenias to jasmine, these Magnolias and Angel trumpets. Will soon be planted in my yard, I insist!


Antieau Gallery in the French Quarter,was high on list to visit,and there she was right when we walked in. The universe insisted we meet!  Me, Chris Roberts Antieau and Dayna

Some John Whipple art on the walls, so nice!

Streetcars,repeat these are streetcars and NOT Trolley's!

Fun people to talk too.... 
  The nicest folks ever

Bourbon street is still there, but we just kept on truckin.

 Beads on the trees everywhere you look,

Bands marching on the fly

Fortunes to be told

Hello Navy Week

Yes, we WERE looking at you!

NOLA: land of all things "Who Dat"

Finally, rest on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain, on way to the airport with DAYNA click to see her 3 posts, lots of great photos there!...more to come