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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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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A Trip to Canada

Several weeks ago we packed up a cooler, threw our luggage in the car and set off on the long drive up to Canada (two days). We met my parents outside of Banff in Canmore and stayed for three days before heading back home. The only thing we really did was hike and soak our bodies in the hot tub. No shopping, except at the grocery store.

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A Visit to Corvallis

The week before last, I headed west to Corvallis, Oregon to visit my longtime friend, Carin Feekes. It was nice to get away for a few days and enjoy the greener, different plant life there, the small town, and reconnect with friends.

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The Sheldon Museum

The Sheldon Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska is located on the University of Nebraska campus. Designed by Philip Johnson and build in 1963, it is an interesting space filled with art.

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Public Art in Lincoln

Before I went to Lincoln, Nebraska, I was excited. Excited for the SAQA conference and just as excited about staying in a printmaking studio. And I was also a slight bit anxious.

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