Monday, January 26, 2015

Eugene, Oregon (2015/01/26)

26 January 2015 - Alton Baker Park, Eugene, Oregon
12" x 16", acrylic on canvas

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Portland, Oregon (2015/01/22)

22 January 2015.  Westmoreland Park, Portland, OR
12" x 16", acrylic on canvas

Just shabby, not shabby chic.

Photo taken yesterday, 21 January 2015.   Our microwave oven, formerly above the range, now propped up on wooden planks on the countertop.
With the work being done on the kitchen ceiling (and floor above it), the cupboards, along with the already dismantled venting and the microwave oven over the range had to be taken down.  So now the microwave oven, truly an ugly and quite large piece of appliance, has taken a prominent place on the counter.  If anything, this was an excuse to include Nigel in another posting :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Eugene, Oregon (2015/01/15)

19 January 2015 - Alton Baker Park, Eugene, OR
12" x 16", acrylic on canvas

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Latest of the Great Remodel of 2014-2015

17 January 2015.  Nigel gives his opinion of the kitchen ceiling.

18 January 2014.  And now, for something completely different...  "What? Don't you do this, too?"

We're getting a preview of what it'll be like when the kitchen is actually remodeled, even though it's the upstairs master suite that's still being worked on; last week our contractor tore up the ceiling in the kitchen to add support beams and increase the ceiling height a bit on the second floor around the stairs (aka hoop-jumping to comply with the city's big book of permits).

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Portland, Oregon (2015/01/08)

8 January 2015.  Westmoreland Park, Portland, OR
12" x 16", acrylic on canvas

update on carbonator

Behold, a refreshing beverage.
My husband has been perfecting his carbonated water formula.  We both like our water really fizzy.  It tastes especially good with a slice of lime.

I ended up getting food grade HDPE bottles instead of using an old PET soda bottle, since most recommendations seem to be to not reuse PET bottles due to concern about possible bacterial contamination after repeated use.

update on the fate of Redshirt

5 January 2015.  Just an innocent puppy.

Then, later that day...  Redshirt took a hit, losing both his arms.

As you see, he still has one leg.  And his head.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

This is actually from 30 December 2014, but I thought Nigel looked particularly adorable in it.  As you can see, the Redshirt Nigel got for Christmas is still mostly intact.
 In other news, I took down my Coffee Time paintings yesterday.  Thanks very much to Sean Kalley and Coffee Time for allowing me to show my work!

Here's a recap of the paintings I had up:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Turin, Italy (2014/12/31)

31 December 2014 - Turin, Italy
14" x 18", acrylic on hardboard
A view of my makeshift studio, complete with graceful draping plastic drop sheets, painters tape, debris, and a nice big hole cut in the wall.  "X" marks the spot (though no treasure was found hidden in the wall).