Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A December Trip to Coos Bay

Last weekend, Mike, my sister Janice, and I took an overnight trip to Coos Bay. The main attraction was to attend the artist reception at Coos Art Museum where I have two pieces hanging. Since there were 350 submissions, I felt honored to have two paintings accepted.

I had fun planning the trip. We stayed at the Old Tower Bed and Breakfast, which I chose with Janice in mind. As an historian, I knew she'd enjoy the Victorian decor. We also took an evening walk, after the reception, at Shore Acres, a state part which is decorated with a zillion Christmas lights. It's really amazing with leaping frogs, breaching whales and pelicans all done with lights. The walk was cold and rainy, but we were prepared with layers and umbrellas. Mike only rolled his eyes when I suggested we have a similar display at our house next year!

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Janice and me with Caribbean Cornrows I.

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Here I am by Clear Sailing.

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A group stops to look at Clear Sailing.

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Janice and I marvel at the found items in this collage.


Ruth Armitage said...

Looks like a stellar show Margaret! Congratulations on being a part of it... Wish I could see it in person :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I'm glad my fave, Cornrows was chosen. I love that piece. Glad you had fun taking in all of it with Mike and Janice.


Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Way to go. Glad you could share this special event with your sister. Love it that Victoria T. is in the group photo. She's a keeper...bouncer, too. Chuckle, chuckle.

I wish you and your family a blessed and art filled Christmas or Holiday Season..however you prefer it said.