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Saturday, July 25, 2009

You really have to love this time of year...

Fresh marion and raspberries....


Blueberries and currants...(from our own bushes)...



And homemade jam....cherry, and blueberry currant....


I hope you're enjoying the bounty of summer!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Cracked Pots Art Show and Sale

The Cracked Pots Show is held every July. Two days of artists showing what they can do with recycled materials. It's always fascinating to see what they come up with.

Fantastic scultures...

gazing globes...

glass flowers...

tin lanterns (love these!)....

mosiacs (yes, those are corks in there)....


birdhouses....one for the upscale bird....


and one for the bird who has everything (not a great shot but had to take it in a hurry because people kept inspecting it)...lol


There was of course the giant seahorse...


garden seating...


Even musicians...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

I can't believe another Friday has rolled around already!

This postcard is one I picked up for a nickel. The description on back says "The New Look of Dior - Place De La Concorde, Paris, August 1947".


See more of this weeks postcards here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

TMTA - Moon

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing....


See other works of art at TMTA.

Cruise-In

I've never managed to get to a serious Cruise-In before this past weekend, and honestly, I had no idea that this one was a large as it is. I've never seen so many vintage vehicles in one place, and after 1-1/2 hours we still hadn't seen them all. This picture shows only a fraction.

There were very few cars without the hoods up (which I understand), and they were so packed in that I took several 'artsy' shots to capture what I wanted.







This paint job was just snazzy....


The 'Pink Lady'. I love this! I learned after sending this picture to my FIL that hubby's grandmother owned one of these babies at one point.




And it may very well be time for a mid-life crisis....I want one of these! lol

They don't make instrument panels like this anymore...


How many of us remember wing windows? They were in the front, and sometimes in the back. Whatever happened to them?


As this car stated; "A work in progress". I loved the sense of humor apparent with the various signs. This one in particular caught my eye...."Authentic Oregon Rust". You'd have to live here to understand.


Maybe I've watched Pixar's movie Cars too much, but doesn't this look like Ramone? lol


And this car definitely has a 'face' with personality....lol

Sunday Postcard Art - Vintage Children


Supplies used for this piece; cardstock, napkin, mod podge, distress stickles, walnut ink (for calligraphed text), vintage image from my own collection, rubber stamp, and distress inks.

Visit SPA to see the work of other artists.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Busy, but fun weekend....

It's that time of year when nearly every weekend can be taken up by a festival, art show or fair of some kind.

We had such an eventful weekend that I'm going to have to post about it over the course of two days, either that or have one post overloaded with photos. lol

On Saturday we drove down to Salem to the Art Fest, which we had never attended before. It was spur of the moment since hubby had seen a billboard on the way home from work on Friday. It was a hot day, and we almost didn't go, but decided we'd at least drive down, see how busy it was, and decide whether or not to go in at that point. We figured we'd have a nice drive down at any rate.

It was a huge venue and there was absolutely no parking to be had. We drove around for quite a while until finally happening upon a small space by the upper park block entrance. Thankfully we had driven the Nissan so were able to squeeze into the space with room to spare. Had we taken the truck it would never have happened.

There were fabulous things to see, but almost too much for the eyes to take in. We were on overload after about an hour and certainly did not see everything. Plus there was the Bush House, the art galleries, and the park itself, all which would have taken even more time to fully enjoy.

Our decent onto the festival;

Hubby swatting a pesky photographer out of the way.....(who me?).....

The first pretty baubles we came upon....



Fell in love with Alan McNiel's work......

Leif Holland's work was fabulous and something I'd never ever seen before....

Willburton Pottery had some wonderful stuff....


And there were fun things like finger piano's....jewelry, and just about anything else you could imagine. Some very talented artists were at this show.


There was no shortage of people, and considering how much I hate crowds these days, I did pretty well. It was a laid back atmosphere (even as hot as it was), and overall a pretty good crowd.


After burning out on artwork we wandered over to the Bush House for a look see....Gorgeous grounds.


Then to the Deepwood Estate....We have plans to go back for an official tour in the next couple of weeks. I haven't even seen inside yet and I could easily live here. lol

I've always loved old homes, even before I worked in the Oregon City museum system. Somehow it's in my blood. lol



Stay tuned for Sunday's adventure.....
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