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A Summer Update

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Wowza!  It has been weeks without blogging!  I have taken a couple of weeks off to spend time with family and friends and now trying to get back on track.  Now, where do I start? Hmmmm....lets see. Dan, Ally and I flew back to Ohio for the 4th of July. Who knew it would be so humid?  Ha! Ha! 85 degrees, and 80% humidity....ummm what?  We had a great time visiting family, riding rollercoasters at Cedar Point, and checking out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  When I get more time, I will post some great pictures of the adventures that we had!  Unfortunately, the day I came home, I got a summer flu!!!  Who gets a fever in the Summer?  I do!  Super sick for 5 days! Whaaaaa!

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Last weekend was filled with friends and fun as we camped at Silver Lake in Maple Falls.  What a weekend to go camping!  High 80's and sunny!  The kids spend almost every waking hour in the lake.  Here is an art journaling page I made last night of all of us.  There was a GIGANTIC SWAN FLOATY  that showed up at the lake.  It wasn't mine, but I sure wished it was, so I thought I would draw myself on it and play make-believe!  After camping with friends, we drove to Artist Point on Mount Baker.  Can you believe it was filled with snow?  Such a weird sensation to walk around in flip flops in the snow on an 89 degree day!  So weird!

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This week I am gearing up for the Friday Harbor Summer Arts Fair on San Juan Island.  It runs Saturday and Sunday 10-5 at the courthouse lawn.  Hope to see you there! Just look for my Carla's Funky Art Booth, Dan and I will be the ones eating Chicken Gorgonzola Salad from Road Riggers.  I HAVE MISSED IT SO MUCH!

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Also, if you haven't gotten a chance yet, I have art for sale and hanging in our Anacortes Starbucks, swing by and check it out! (sorry about the blurry picture of Ally, I drank WAY TO MUCH COFFEE before taking the photo! :)

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Recaptured

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Looking for some of my art here in Anacortes?  Swing by "Recaptured" in Little Chicago....next to Anthony's at the intersection of 11th street and Q.  They just opened up their tiny shop last month, and it is adorable!!! You really must swing by and check it out!  It is full of beautiful hand painted wooden bowls, unique one of a kind jewelry by Laura Ferguson, and handcrafted pillows from Vintage Hen.  They are open every weekend Friday and Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.  Here is a peek:

See you there!

The Whimsey of Women Art Show

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WOW, now this is a little embarrassing. I haven't posted in almost a month. Yikes.  I do have a couple of GREAT excuses.  For starters, I found my watercolor art journal, and I CANNOT stop journaling.  Every night I sit down and go crazy at the kitchen table, I am obsessed!  Second, Dan and I started a "Biggest Loser Challenge" and I have been working my butt off (literally) ever since! :)

This next weekend is The Whimsey of Women Art Show at the Depot.

I have been gearing up for a whimsical show.  I have done an Anacortes series through my eyes. :)  All colorful and funky! Here are a few recent pieces:

Ahhhh....the "Gere-a-Deli" statue!  Every Thursday I am fortunate enough to eat lunch at an AMAZING hip restaraunt!  The little copper guy in the painting above is there to greet you at the door on your way in.  The first time I laid eyes on him, I knew I had to do a silly fun bright painting, he is SO COOL!   Gere-a-Deli is the BEST place in Anacortes for sandwiches, soup and salads!  It is always packed, no matter what time you show up.  If you are ever in the area, you MUST swing by and grab a bite, you will love it.....

Another piece I have been working on is the Anacortes oil refinery.  I have heard so many negative comments about how ugly or smelly the refinery is.  I think it is beautiful.  :)  Have you ever driven my the refinery at night?  It looks like a little city and all the lights sparkle off the water.  The refinery is such a big part of Anacortes, it keeps people employed and the city alive.  I don't even mind the stinky smell it gives off.....(ok, sometimes I do, I admit it.)

Here is my refinery:

The picture is horribly blurry, I think I better start taking some photography classes! Whaaaa!

Hope to see you this weekend at THE DEPOT!