Springing the brain

We are now entering the time of green. Everything is leafing out, pollen is flowing, lungs are coughing, sinuses are draining. Ahhh, spring! We’ve missed you! So many little things are going on with life, some not terribly interesting and others along the art line. I finally was well enough to travel to Eugene and startContinue reading “Springing the brain”

Artists Running Amok- part 1

Oh yes, last night we sprinted between studios during the first night of pre-tour for the 2015 Philomath Open Studios. We managed to make it to 9 out of 17 studios. We have one more night to cover the remaining 8. Saturday, the studios all open at noon for the public. Let the sales begin!Continue reading “Artists Running Amok- part 1”

Getting ready for POST!

Philomath Open Studio Tour, October 24, 25, 31 & Nov. 1! Noon to 5pm each day! I’ve been slowly building up a larger lamp inventory plus one new design. I’ve also pulled up some framed hand cut paper pieces. Plus an assortment of crazy ceramics and prints of native plants and fun dogs.  Sunday weContinue reading “Getting ready for POST!”

Passing the Blog

It’s official. I’m now the blog master for Philomath Open Studios! Last Monday we had our first group meeting for the season and the blog baton was passed to me. Kris Mitchell has done a wonderful job with pulling together so much information regarding the studios and visiting artists. This year, I needed to take aContinue reading “Passing the Blog”

Pre-tour fun!

Cynthia Spencer Photo We all had a blast last night visiting the first half of studios on the Philomath Open Studios pre-tour. Thursday night will cover the second half of studios.  I ended up snagging a few images from my friend Cynthia Spencer who was smart enough to be taking photos along the way plus others takenContinue reading “Pre-tour fun!”

Getting squared away

I must confess, I’ve been checking my mailbox daily for this little package to arrive. It will allow me to keep track of inventory and sell my wares over the two big Philomath Open Studio Tour weekends. I’ve already stocked my online shop with all the goodies now residing at Judi’s place. Tuesday afternoon isContinue reading “Getting squared away”

Playing and counting down

Ten days until Philomath Open Studio Tour! I’ve been hard at work and other things over the past 10 days. On the yummy end, we brined & smoked more salmon! Then vacuum packed for the freezer. The threat of our first fall storm forced a roof clean (moss removal, empty the gutters and fix aContinue reading “Playing and counting down”

At the computer

I’ve spent most of my day creating a newsletter via MailChimp. It’s been one of those experiences I’ve delayed, but see the need to create. So it’s in the works. The biggest job has been compiling a current email list. I started one years ago only to discover it’s gone missing. How could I misplaceContinue reading “At the computer”

23 days and counting!

I’m finally starting to gear up for Philomath Open Studio Tour. Yesterday I went and reclaimed two items that had been on display for the big event. Unfortunately, one of the lamp panels was damaged from a bad repacking job. Yes, a big gouge right through the background paper. No, it’s not fixable and IContinue reading “23 days and counting!”