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Thursday, July 15, 2010

So much going on...

This past month has flown by, with so many different activities we've been involved with. Here's a quick glimpse of what we've been up to:

Mariah turned 26 on July 1st... How can that be?

I met the mayor of Eugene, Kitty Piercy, at Olive Grand during the First Friday artwalk where I & 2 others are the featured artists this month.

We tried out our friend Jesse's recumbent bike while he visited on his biking adventure from Chico to Banff to North Carolina. The bike was a challenge to ride! Fun though.

We played with sparklers on the 4th:

I enjoyed a terrific 3 day painting workshop out at Tyee Vineyard with Mitch Baird, an energetic, talented artist from the Portland area.

Here's one of his painting demos and his palette - these small plein air paintings are his studies for future large paintings.

One of the hazards of plein air - you can't control your environment around you! Luckily, though Mitch was set up in a major tractor path, the owner kindly went around Mitch & he didn't have to move.

Here's a little pastel I did during the workshop that first day.

Saturday was the last day of the workshop, and that evening we were off to a wedding. Here are a couple favorite photos from that lovely evening:

What have you been up to?