Portals by Teannalach

Coming in from the cool, cloudy gray afternoon, I entered the warm, glowing gallery and was immediately transported back outside, visually, by the painted Portals of Rachel Teannalach.

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Happy New Year!

It has been almost an entire month since I’ve posted on the blog. What I have been doing during that time? Enjoying being with family and friends, sitting by the fireplace on cold days, reading books, occasionally riding my bike in freezing weather, working on puzzles and not worrying about being “connected” online.

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Chalk It Up

Before Thanksgiving, we went to North Carolina for my niece’s wedding. She had asked me if I would do a chalk design for her at the venue. Of course, I said I would. I did some research on Pinterest for wedding chalk boards to see what might be expected. I saw many different designs on sandwich boards and small chalk boards.

When I found out the venue the wedding would be at, I went to the website to see if they had any pictures of what the chalk board looked like. Um, yeah, there was no chalk board. There was

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Playa Residency – Part 2 (Fort Rock)

One of the wonderful things about being at the Playa residency was its location. It was remote, so we were disconnected from internet, phones, TVs, etc. More importantly was that it was in a beautiful natural location. I could walk out my cabin door, follow the trails through some grasses and be on the playa.

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Playa Residency - Part 1

I opened my eyes and looked at the space between the curtain and window. Was the sun up yet? No. Did I want to get up and watch the sun rise? Yes. Getting out of bed, I went to the glass doors and pulled the curtains aside. I could still see the night sky with stars, but on the distance horizon a line of light outlined the hills. The grasses by the pond were silhouetted against the faint reflection on the pond.

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San Diego – Nature

While on my trip to San Diego, I was not only able to enjoy seeing art, but I also was able to enjoy the nature there, as well as the beauty of the coast.

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Turning Over a New Leaf

“You are out of order!” someone says as the gavel hits the block. This is what I am imagining in my head right now as I am posting events out of order here.

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San Diego - Art Museum

I was only going to be gone five days. But the weather in San Diego was going to be warmer than it had been in Boise. I had to dig out some shorts and that would mean some sandals, too. There was also an artist reception and gallery walk and talk to attend and I needed something nicer to wear, along with nicer shoes.

With clothing choices made, I decided to try to get everything into my regular sized backpack, knowing the plane would be small and I didn’t want to pay to check a bag. It was tight.

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Boise Open Studio Weekend

Today is the start of the Boise Open Studio Collective Organization’s annual open studio tour weekend. Many artists will have their studio open this evening, as well as Saturday and Sunday. We have 60 artists participating this year!

My studio will be open tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Planning for Playa

There is a long list of unchecked items sitting on my desk. Supplies are out of place and one small box is full. I still have lots of packing to do.

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