|View of the Rogue River from|
Horseshoe Bend Camp.
October: I feel so fortunate to be a part of this large organization where the creation and appreciation of art is nurtured. We also have a heck of a lot of fun!
|WSO held a Murder Mystery dinner at the|
|The Last Hurrah|
After the three day convention and exhibit, where my painting "The Last Hurrah" was accepted for the show, I took the week long workshop taught by the very talented transparent watercolor painter, Ratindra Das. One should never expect to do their best work at a workshop, so I am not disappointed that I came home with only one painting I am willing to post here.
|I liked the simplification and flatness|
of this piece.
|Ratindra Das is not only a great painter, but a generous|
and dedicated teacher as well.
|Enjoying rafting on my friend Toni's birthday.|
In the middle of the month, my friend Toni came up to Blue River for a visit. Luckily we were able to raft on her birthday. It will truly be the last rafting of the season, I'm sure. For one thing, our raft trailer was stolen right off our rig (our 4-Runner). We'll have to replace it before next summer. I hate events that make me more skeptical about the world we live in!
|My sister, the actor!|
Later in the month of October, I taught a workshop myself in Menucha on the Columbia River Gorge. I covered that event in my last post.
|Breaking the Surface|
|All About That Vase|
November: The month began with an artists' reception held at the Excelsior Restaurant and Inn where 3 other artist and I share hanging space. I was able to put up some of my newer work and enjoy the company of friends and family on a Sunday afternoon.
We just returned from a week's visit to Arizona, where we visited our younger daughter and her family. Among the highlights were birthday celebrations, a trip to Sedona, and a morning at Butterfly Wonderland. Mostly, it was wonderful to see Rachel, Josh and the grandkids. I'll end my post with a photo essay of our visit.
|The Birthday Girl, Marin!|
|Hannah in her Anna from Frozen|
|Making accordion books at the birthday party.|
Our trip to Sedona. It is such a spectacular place.
|This looks like they are standing in front of a painting!|