Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I wish I were...

Every now and again, I wish I were some place like this, quite alone and separate. Blissfully ignorant of the petty world.
My Isle

Friday, May 23, 2008

Local art Glass

Here is another piece I have that I just love. There is a woman named Wendy in Scappoose that makes the pendants and I try to match the necklace part to the art glass. This piece is $40.00. I have lots of pieces I still need to create so I will post as I complete something.

Correction to meeting space

I wanted to let you know that we have the room scheduled for June. There will still be staff in the school the third Wednesday of the month.



Thursday, May 22, 2008

Calendar of artist events

I attended the May 21st Art Guild Meeting at the St. Helens High School art room. Present were Carolyn Curtis, Lee, Kathy Fellows, Alan Coppock, and myself. That was the last meeting of the year there because school will be closed for the summer. Darcie has offered to let us come to her house. We saw Alan's latest painting, we all shared our trading card size pictures, and caught up on what each other had been doing. Kathy had photos she transfered to cloth by using her printer. It was suggested that I add the artist outings in here that I was aware of at this point. So here they are.

May 27th there is a gathering of artists at Schreiners Iris Garden near Salem from approximately 10:00 am. Bring your medium and join the other artists. All levels. There is also a second date for that on Thursday May 29th. Artists from Portland and Eugene will be there that day.

First Tuesdays in Hillsboro from 6-8 p.m. is Artwalk. Many of the stores on and around Main street in the Old Town area have artists displaying their works. There is also Sequoia Gallery and Art Envy Supply store there. If you are interested in showing your work during first Tuesday contact Art Envy.

There will be artists from around 10:00 am until noonish in the Crystal Springs area close to Reed College and the Portland Rhododendron Garden Tuesday June 3rd.

Artists will gather in the Portland Rose Garden about 10:00 am Thursday June 12th.

There will also be a "paintout" (that includes all mediums, pencil, pastels, etc.) Thursday June 19th in Laurelhurst Park in Portland beginning about 9:00 am.

Kathy Fisher from Scappoose will be included in a group reception at Kingstad Gallery in Beaverton for an iconographic show the 24th of June.

July is again First Tuesday in Hillsboro.

The 26th of June will be a "paintout" at Lake Sacagawea in Longview starting at 10:00 am.

Utrecht Art Supplies is hosting their second annual Plein Air in the Pearl July 13th. Contact them for more information regarding that day and the possibility of hanging your work in their show.

Then on July 19th the Hillsboro Art and Culture Center is sponsoring their second Plein Air Competition.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Squashed Marbles. I fell in love with these glass pieces because at first they reminded me of marbles. Sometimes now though I look at them and see "Alien" faces in them. Look at the one on the right. Im sick and twisted I know, or I have boys and they have corrupted my mind. I still need to get into the beading room after tax season. I will post more as I complete stuff.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

For Sale - One Volcano...

FOR SALE - One Volcano, Slightly Used, Full of Gas, Some Parts Missing.

Ok so the truth is one side blew out. Luckily, it's not visible in this little painting...and it's really the painting that's for sale.
Mount Saint Helens

ACEO, (Art Cards Editions and Originals,) they are collectible, tradeable and affordable!! Measuring 2.5” x 3.5” they will fit in any standard trading card album and they are also ideal for framing or pop one on a mini easel to display.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

South Store Cafe Art Show

"Mckay Creek Wetland"
Oil on Canvas
12" x 6"

Sold at the show I am participating in at the South Store Cafe in Scholls with the Pacific Plein Air Painters.

Yipeee! Always a good feeling.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dad the Hero

So, I'm trying to get motivated to draw again. My bathroom is being remodeled and today I took all the tools off the floor of my studio and moved them into... the kitchen. Not better, you say? Fortunately, I care more about someone buying cartoons than being able to make a three course meal. If anyone has an amusing insight about St Patricks Day, Graduation, or Administrative Assistants, I'm all ears.

This drawing is part of a fathers day card.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

I wish you all a beautiful Sunny Day!

OK, so maybe that's not today but I still wish you all a beautiful Sunny Day!

When you get it, remember me :D

Beach Town

Friday, May 9, 2008


Hi artist friends I know, and others I don't! What a great idea. I rarely seem to make it to Guild happenings but I support in spirit. Cyber-participation is great for me and my wacky schedule. I'm nearing completion with a graduate certificate in Graphic Design (w/ Dig. Photo. concentration), starting preliminary work on a product line (cards, magnets, mugs ??) which may go nowhere! :-) Taking a lot of shots with my new camera (finally "went digital" - love it) I have a portfolio on-line if anyone wants to see. -kate ;-)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ooh! Me too...

Hi Gang - I thought you were spam, but noooo, it's a real honest to dawg Columbia Arts Guild blog. Here are my dancing gators for the Cascade Zydeco dance camp that's coming up in September and the link to the website I built for the event and hung on my own site:

I live in Vancouver now, but I miss you all.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My House

"Front Porch"
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"

Our eldest son has this painting
hanging in his home in Rainier.

This is going to be so great to be able to have a way to participate with the Art Guild again. To see what you are all doing will be fun. Many thanks to the genius that thought of it.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The fun starts here...

Just like "Poppies on the Rocks" art happens everywhere.

I made a personal commitment to paint each day and just like a New Year's resolution I feared a loss of interest and inspiration. The best part was no painting greeting cards and jewelry and maybe walls, fulfills my promise!