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January 20, 2014

mt hood

Saturday we went in search of SUNSHINE! We’ve been socked in for days (weeks) in the valley. Grey days with little temperature change makes for depressing winters. We drove to the coast range and up Mary’s Peak. From the  upper parking, situated at around 4,ooo feet,  you can look out over the valley to all the mountains.  Mt. St Helens (in Washington State), Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, the Three Sisters, and Bachelor were all visible. Mt. Hood is in the image above complete with our long afternoon shadows. It’s fun to see all the lower peaks sticking up out of the fog. Islands among a sea of fog.

One thing I did manage this weekend was to find frame materials for more luminarias. Hooray! The current one in progress only requires extra edging to finish the frames. Almost complete!

maple leaf luminariaOn Sunday afternoon I sat down and started gluing. While waiting for things to set I started thinking about possible valentine ideas and played on the back of an envelope. It’s always fun to practice writing backwards!

valentine sketch

One idea down and more to come. Hopefully I’ll get back to work on the bird in hand print today.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2014 9:56 am

    What a terrific view 🙂

    • paperstew permalink*
      January 20, 2014 10:01 am

      It’s about an hour drive from our house and an incredible view. It also happens to be the highest point of the coast range. Normally it’s covered in snow right now.
      🙂

  2. January 21, 2014 12:22 am

    It really is a lovely view – and your luminarias are looking beautiful. Great form.

    • paperstew permalink*
      January 21, 2014 8:03 am

      Thanks Anna. My goal is to increase design possibilities and produce more for sale. Plus keep moving forward with other art. We will see where it all goes! 🙂

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