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Sunday, June 24, 2012

More Singer Hill Cafe

This is my second piece that was in the recent show.  It is titled Riding Down the Avalanche.  It was made as part of a divorce series that I did about 4 years ago.  This one is all strips of torn silks and a few sheer polyester fabrics.  Here's a detail shot.

The show has been taken down but I hope to be in a show again at this venue.  It is quite an interesting place.  It is in the historic part of Oregon City so, besides being an historic building itself, there are many more in the surrounding blocks.  

Besides being a cafe and gallery, its other claim to fame is the living walls created by the owner.  They are truly fascinating, especially if one is at all interested in gardening.  The variety and size of the plants is beyond the normal display of succulents that most folks use when planting on a vertical surface.  Here are some examples of the living art work, both outside and inside.

If you are in the area, stop in for a great cup of coffee, bakery treat or lunch.  It's especially nice in the summertime when they roll up the old saddlery doors, literally, and the outside becomes part of the inside.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Singer Hill Cafe

Well, finally!  Blogger was being fussy about adding photos the last couple times I tried to blog so I threw my hands up and walked away.  I decided to give it a shot again today since I really have not been sitting still.

This is a shot from a recent art opening for a show at the Singer Hill Cafe, an amazing place to hang out in Oregon City.  The show was organized by Mary Arnold (in white) for members of Columbia FiberArts Guild.  It is mainly comprised of art quilts but also has a few other fiber pieces included.  I have two pieces in the show.  One is the black & brown piece blowing in the wind behind the head of Sherry Olmstead, our CFG President.  The "famous" Bonnie Bucknam is in green.  She has the honor of winning Best of Show at Quilt National this year, 2012.  My second piece is at the very left of the photo, the white swirled piece.  Here are those two pieces with a full view of each.


Well, so much for that.  Blogger will not upload the image of my second piece.  Sometimes I think it must be me, but this time I'm pretty sure it's not.  Come on, Blogger, get your act together!