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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Peek at Renaissance Faire

 A bit of medieval drama at Whitman College Renaissance Faire this past weekend.  It was a colorful event with several live performances taking place at once on the lawn in front of the beautiful Clock Tower.  Whitman College does have a beautiful campus!  There were a variety of craft vendors, also, set up on the street adjacent to the festivities.  Strolling among them offered exotic hair braiding, several styles of jewelry (including hand sculptured metal jewelry), woodworking, illustrative, authors (performing with an entrancing dragon, hand puppet), hand-crafted greeting cards,etc.   Many of the participants were dressed in period costume adding to the colorful atmosphere.  A nice event in a lovely setting!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter After Posts

Well, another holiday has slipped past.  Hope you had an enjoyable day celebrating in whatever way you enjoy!  The only colored eggs we had were the various shades of tan provided by our lovely girls, the Wyandotte Flock!  It was easy to find them, too, all in the nests.  Shared a very nice dinner at our neighbor's house, so our day was very pleasant.
Now....only a few days left until the Whitman College Renaissance Faire, on Saturday, April 22nd.  The link in the previous post provided a list of events for the day to make selections if you wish, plus the vendor listing.  Planning on taking a personal peek, since have never done so before.

APRIL 20TH BUSINESS/SOCIAL MEETING: The April 20th meeting will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 109 S. Roosevelt at 7:00 pm. On the agenda will be discussion and a vote on whether we will permanently change our meeting venue to the church. President Jerry has other items on the agenda too, so please make an effort to be present so we can have a productive meeting. SHARING IS ENCOURAGED ALSO!!
COMPETITION MEETING: May 4, 7.00 pm. with the venue to be announced prior to the meeting. Get your EID to Jerry 48 hours in advance. SHARING IS ENCOURAGED, TOO. Prints can be submitted for judging or not, but if they are to be judged, they must be in the proper format. We need more prints entered in competition. If you do prints, please make an effort to get your best work entered and get your work recognized. Thanks to those who entered their work!!
BUSINESS/SOCIAL MEETING: May 18th, 7:00 pm, with the venue to be announced prior to the meeting. BRING SHARING!! There are several items of importance to discuss at this meeting.
MEETING NOTES: President Jerry has asked for help from the membership with any ideas to better the club. If you have an idea, bring it up at the business meetings or contact Jerry directly.

 The next tidbit I'm aware of is Pioneer Days in Weston, Oregon on June 3rd.  I do plan on attending as a vendor at that event and will do an update at a later time.  You see, waiting in my room are a few more assorted projects in the works that are hoping to be finished!

Oh, one further note:  I have been approached about teaching a basic alcohol ink class for sometime now.  A venue is being researched and the possibility for a June class is being considered.  Ordered additional inks in preparation.  If anyone local is interested please let me know and I will include you on a list for further contact.   
I do not open mail that looks like SPAM, so be forewarned.  With that, here's wishing you an enjoyable day filled with sunshine wherever you might be.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Looking Ahead

Now that a very cold Adams Day is behind us (a local event) it's probably not too early to go into more detail about Whitman College's 48th Annual Renaissance Faire.  Events and vendors are set up on Memorial Lawn - in front of the Clock Tower at  Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington:  April 22nd.  10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.  Admission is free.  Link:  (sorry) my computer won't cooperate to link properly, thus, you will have to type it in to be able to review a list of events, which area, visitor information, vendor listing, etc.  You will, also, be able to view photos of past Faire's!  It does sound like a fun day.  Confession.  I have never gone and learned about it from a friend that sets up to sell her handcrafted, sculptured jewelry,  DiLa Jewelry. 

Now, a sneak preview.  Have you ever been invited to do a challenge?  Well, good friends - mother, daughter team (artist) called and invited me to participate in their challenge to one another.  Each person puts 7 funky, (crazy)  items into a box, and each person then draws out 7 items.  With those initial 7 items one must create an art project of their choice, using additional items and mediums.  Talk about a challenge.  Get out of that "box" and "think!"  Do you see (below) what I have to work with..........and guess what?  I do have an idea and have begun (barely.)  Seems, each of us,  held our heads in despair, at first.  Then, after a couple days of wearing our "thinking hats," without consulting one another, seems we have all decided to create some sort of political statement with our design.  Stay tuned for future updates if your interested in seeing the outcome.  

Until next time, stay safe and enjoy your days as best you may.

Look at these!


Monday, April 3, 2017

Heads Up

Adams Day
Saturday, April 8th
Come on into Adams, Oregon and spend the day--bring an umbrella, just in case it might sprinkle.  Start with a nice breakfast of biscuits & gravy from 7:00 - 10:00a.m. at the Friendship Center.  Later a cinnamon roll or piece of pie might taste good and will be available until 2:00p.m.  
Check out the booksale at the Library starting at 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Parade at 9:00a.m.
Vendors and Crafts in the Park from 9:00 until 3:00 or 4:00p.m.
Yard Sales throughout town!!!!  We are planning one-in the garage,  just in case!
Little League Baseball starts at 10:00a.m. at Loiland Field.

We are clearing out a variety of items.  15- hp Evinrude Boat Motor:  1980's Model Kenmore Sewing Machine, in cabinet Air Compressor (needs work):  six wheel rock polisher, hardly used:  trunksmisc. & household,etc.  
"Junkity doo dah" opened a booth (#37) at the Country Trader in Walla Walla on Monday.  Believe me, this is a fun booth!  I know, the owner is a fellow artist, friend and she loves eclectic plus is very creative!  Hopefully, she will include some of her recent collage paintings, along with things she has re-purposed in her own style!  Please do take a little drive and check this out.  Besides, the Country Trader is a huge building housing lots of vendors.
At a Living Estate Sale this past weekend, we discovered there is an Antique Store on Tum-a-Lum Road on the outskirts of Milton-Freewater, Oregon.  Justin & Burks.  Hoping to visit these nice people soon.  Their hours are:  Thursday - Saturday,  11:00-4:00, &  Sunday,  12:00 - 4:00, unless they happen to be running an Estate Sale.  You could call first:  Justin  (503) 318-7659  
Will be posting again soon to tell you about my "challenge project," and re-fresh your memory regarding the Whitman College Renaissance Faire the end of this month.