What is a true eclectic to do when her passions lead her in different directions?
This is a blog for the unfocused, the round pegs in the square holes, the short-attention span types, and all those who just can't bring themselves to join the ranks and adhere to a single category of activities or interests...whether sketches, drawings and comics, fixing an old farmhouse in Oregon, or whatever else strikes my fancy.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Poetry Workshop with Paulann Petersen (04-27-13)

I had the exceptional opportunity to attend a poetry writing workshop with Paulann Petersen, as part of the Milwaukie Poetry Series, and for the benefit of the Oregon Cultural Trust. While I find it difficult to write on a specific designated subject, this served as a personal reminder to keep on writing poetry.

Image slightly distorted...
I drew our Oregon Poet Laureate while she was talking to us.

Friday, April 26, 2013

David Sedaris in Portland! (04-26-13)

After an (ahem!) embarrassing ordeal with a ticket purchase which I won't detail here, - and gracious treatment by the Arlene Schnitzer Hall -, we were able to attend the David Sedaris presentation tonight. Ah, to be lulled by the curious appeal of his voice... Some very funny poems.

Here is the quick sketch I did while waiting in line to talk to the author; not my best, but the view was limited...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Stained Glass Window (04-21-13)

Valérie came up to Portland to sing in a fundraiser concert for the Oregon State Choir at First Presbyterian Church downtown. We sat upstairs at the balcony level and I had a close view of the beautiful workmanship in the interior woodwork (how different from the stone interiors of cathedrals in Europe!). Rather than draw the singers during the concert, this time I painted the south rosetta window.