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Three Days in Montana: Roadtripping, Eating, and Drinking in Big Sky Country

Three Days in Montana

I think if I had to live somewhere other than Oregon, I could maybe live in Montana. Maybe. And while I would miss the ocean and the desert of my adopted home state, I would cherish the big blue skies and the quirky mountain towns of the Treasure State.

During a roadtrip to our eventual destination of Fargo, North Dakota we spent a few days in Big Sky Country—it’s an incredibly long state to drive through. Missoula in the western region is almost 350 miles from Billings in the east and once you . . . → Read More: Three Days in Montana: Roadtripping, Eating, and Drinking in Big Sky Country

Seattle!

Seattle Latte at Cafe Campagne

We recently went to Seattle for a long weekend and to see the Picasso Exhibit at the Art Museum. We were also going to try and hit the Battlestar Galactica exhibit at the SciFi Museum but we didn’t make it this trip. Perhaps that’s an excuse to go back before it ends in March?

Anyway, we did go to:

Cafe Campagne 1600 Post Alley at Pine Seattle, WA 98101

We ate breakfast here on a Sunday morning. Luckily, it was kind of early (10:00 am), so the wait was only . . . → Read More: Seattle!

New Mosaic Project — Done!

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I just finished a mosaics workshop at Portland Community College and here it is — Octopus!

detail Detail — the big glass things at the top and bottom are not plates — they were from the Dollar Store!

It will hang outside on the back fence as soon as I go to Home Depot and get some grout sealer. It’s on concrete backer board and it’s all broken plates (except for the blue and turquoise glass bits).

pic Working on it Sunday night

I started it last Saturday (although, I . . . → Read More: New Mosaic Project — Done!

Fun with Watercolors

title A few panels that I did during watercolor class, in the Garden Home are of Portland, Saturday, July 21..

I took a watercolor workshop today (Saturday) through PCC, taught by Jude Siegel. Funny story — I bought her book, A Pacific Northwest Nature Sketchbook a couple of months ago to inspire me and then I thought I would sign up for a class for further inspiration.

A couple days before the one-day workshop, I figured out that the woman teaching the class that I signed up for, was actually the artist who did the Northwest sketchbook . . . → Read More: Fun with Watercolors

Valentine BPW: A Fun Art Project (and a Recipe)

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Edited to add, yay! It got there to Andrew at Spittoon Extra. It’s really cool to think that my art project from the basement last weekend is now in England!

I recently registered for What’s for Lunch Honey’s Blogger Postcards Around the World event. So fun. Buy or make a postcard for your secret postcard buddy, mail it off and receive another postcard from your own food blogging sender. I’ve received my recipient (not telling yet!), made my postcard this weekend, and it’s all ready to go in the mail Monday. Going to the post office . . . → Read More: Valentine BPW: A Fun Art Project (and a Recipe)