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Summer

Summer

It’s raining today in “sunny” Sequim – pretty much a downhill slide into autumn. All things considered, the summer has been glorious for us: high temperatures mostly in the 70s and no smoke from wildfires.The Sunday soup is simmering as I consider a theme for this fading summer. And really, there is only one thing that I’ve been utterly devoted to… ROCKS! Until we moved here, I didn’t know how much I love rocks. I mean, I’ve always picked up…

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Painted Hills, Oregon

Painted Hills, Oregon

It’s been almost 10 years since Pam and I drove to the John Day Fossil Beds to see the Painted Hills in Eastern Oregon. There is a whole lot of nothing all around that area, so we ended up staying one night in the town of Mitchell. It’s a tiny, depressing sort of place, but it’s only 9 miles from the Painted Hills Unit. We stayed in an old hotel on one end of town. Across the street was a…

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Spring!

Spring!

It wasn’t a long winter, but it was a late winter. A winter we had to carve our way out of. And like the labyrinth below, the way out seemed deceptively close until we realized we’d be making a few more turns inward. For some reason this labyrinth form lives strongly in me. I began drawing it last winter when I was recovering from an unsavory virus. Over and over I drew it on round stones collected from the west…

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Autumn!

Autumn!

We’ve had a full and creative year (plus some months) here on the Peninsula. Although you wouldn’t know it given my lack of posting. I must prefer the doing over the reporting. Here’s the thing… I built this website as we “moved north to make art by the sea.” I thought I would post more as a way to promote a business. But, for the time being, our day jobs are rather fulfilling, so pursuing a livelihood with what we…

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Southwest Trip 2014

Southwest Trip 2014

I was recently reviewing my photographs from a whirlwind trip that Pam and I took back in late April of 2014.  I thought it might make a fun post, as well as being a good opportunity to try and choose some of the strongest photos from the many that I took during that busy six day excursion. We flew from Portland to Phoenix, rented a car and immediately hit the road for the Grand Canyon, where we would be staying…

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