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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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7 comments:

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!

lizness 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 !!
:-)
Shelly

Deirdra Doan said...

Beautiful children! Christmas blessings!

deb did it said...

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