Tidepool at Strawberry Hill

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One of my favorite spots on the Oregon coast is Strawberry Hill, where I run around like a madwoman for two hours capturing photos of colorful sea life before the tide rolls back in. This is first in a new series available in my Etsy shop, in the Painted Photos section. I spent four days there last week in lush rainforest that hugs our coastline. Much too short, but it’s one of those happy-to-go, happy-to-return-home things. I love these campouts, but I love the Ahhhhh moment of opening my front door and stepping back into Home again, too.

Where’s your favorite getaway place?

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Aqua and Gray

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Art drags us places we don’t expect to go. When I began this blog several years ago, I named it Photo Buffet.  It featured photos and inspirational quotes. That’s the picture I had in my head of what an art blog should be. Surprise, surprise. Creativity took a U-turn and I find myself stretching in several different directions. Pillow design is one that I’ve discovered I really enjoy because I don’t need a camera and a tripod, or a heavy bag of lenses to create. Winter added fuel to the fire, because we had two major storms back to back, one of which dumped 16″ of snow in our neighborhood, followed by ice and wind.  Did I mention, we never get more than an inch or two of snow every few years?

Spring will soon be here and I’ll head out with my camera again, but here are a few of the projects I’ve tackled during our shivery season. A.A. Milne, creator of the beloved Winnie the Pooh character and his myriad of friends, once quipped, “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” I love that art doesn’t plop us in a one-size-fits-all box and nail the lid shut, don’t you?

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