Monday, July 14, 2008

Mountain Views

My husband and I are just back from 4 days in the terrain around the Mt. Hood area. It was, in turn, invigorating, relaxing, and exhausting. Saturday we took an 8 mile round trip hike to Salmon Butte. It was a hot, dry uphill climb through the forgiving shade of the forest, with a spectacular clear view from the top of Mt Hood, Adams, St. Helens, Rainier, with additional mountains to the east. I'll have to look them up. Wild flowers too ; intense violet penstemon, indian paintbrush and lupine, to name a few.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Toe in the Water

The first showing of my work in a group show at the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina has come to a close. I sold one piece to a collector there. For a first time exposure, I am happy to have had a sale and recovered my costs with some extra. Always good to make more than you spend. I hope this will be the beginning of a great relationship.