Sunday, November 30, 2008

Farewell November

It seems a while since I have posted, maybe because I haven’t been doing a lot in the creative arena. I have been busy preparing classes for January – March of 2009 and I will soon be unveiling the many options. But for now, I will share a bit of my Thanksgiving weekend.

Here are my three great kids sans husbands, girlfriend, dogs, and even grandkids. Just my children: Amy, Melissa, and Scott. Wow! I have wonderful kiddos.

On Friday, Howard and I goofed off all day. We are not Black Friday shoppers, so instead we stopped in at SCRAP, a Portland staple. I wasn't disappointed - here is one of my lovely discoveries:

In the afternoon, we saw the new James Bond movie (not as good as Casino Royale). By the time it was dark, we figured it was safe to venture into a couple of stores. We parked in downtown Portland, and then walked to Borders where I picked up a couple of cool books.

Then, with the mild weather, we walked through downtown (getting to experience the Pioneer Place Christmas festivities) and found ourselves at Powell’s. Ahhhhhhh. I found the book I was looking for in the first place, Mixed Media Self-Portraits, and tossed it in my basket.

Of course, a few books of fiction jumped into my basket (I was helpless to resist)!

While at Powell’s, I snapped a shot of this great end display featuring art books and old books together. I purchased three of the old books, too . . .

Saturday morning we took Oliver for a walk along the Columbia River at Broughton Beach Park. Interestingly, I found a couple of cool outdoor art shrines:

And then I picked up a slew of walking sticks and added them to my collection . . . with an art project in mind . . . .

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gl. said...

hey, there you are! what a great-looking group of kids you've got. hope you had a good thanksgiving.

VintageCate said...

Thank you for buying my book, Mixed-Medi Self-Portraits. I hope you enjoy it!
Cate Prato

theresa martin said...

Beautiful kids, great books, classes coming up - life is good!

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! Journal Revolution is such a great book -- you're going to love it for sure!

Shelly said...

Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. . . visit to Powell's icing on the cake. Good looking bunch of kids. Enjoy your new reads !!

Deirdra Doan said...

Beautiful children! Christmas blessings!

deb did it said...

awesome outdoor shrines.
and where is broughton beach ?( that is my ex-name!)