Sunday, April 26, 2009

Meridian Art Show 'Thank You'

A quick 'Thank You' to everyone who stopped by our table at the Meridian Elementary Arts & Crafts Show! We had a lot of fun talking to everyone!

This will probably be our last show until next fall. We are working on locations around the south Puget Sound area, and possibly more. I will update you as our fall/winter schedule begins to take shape!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Art Show

Spring is here and it is time for my last art show until fall. Hey, hiking/climbing season is almost here!

This Saturday, April 25th, I will have a display at Meridian Elementary School in Kent, Washington for their Spring Arts & Crafts Show.

My daughter is a Kindegarten student there, so it is my way of supporting the school, getting to know more of the community, and of course, making some of my publishings and prints available for purchase.

Items I will have available will include my book Mount Rainier, my 2009 wall calendars Wild West and Reflections (both half price), my new line of note cards, and matted prints in various sizes.

The show runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm this Saturday. If you find yourself in the area, come on by and say hello - I would love to meet you!

Here is a Google Map.

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Note Cards!

Introducing my new line of note cards for 2009! I'm excited about this new project after months of research and production. The cards are acid free - 100% cotton, and may be purchased individually or in sets of 12.

The sets include Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park (and surrounding area), Mount Baker, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. More sets are planned.

Many of these images have appeared in calendars, books, magazines and other publications.

I hope to have these available for purchase on the web site soon. They will be available at my shows immediately, beginning this weekend (more to follow on that!).

Here are samples of the sets:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Seattle Center

The Seattle Center is always a fun place to visit!

There is so much to do, whether it is visiting the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Pacific Science Center, Fun Forest Amusement Park, riding the Monorail, or just walking around and enjoying such sights as the International Fountain.

In fact, I had forgotten just how much there was to do! We arrived early last Sunday and enjoyed some quiet time as we strolled around the grounds. It was quite peaceful.

It's still early to catch spring blossoms. The trees are still bare, awaiting their spring foliage. Only daffodils greeted us on this day.

Of course, it didn't take long for visitors to start arriving. After a quick ride on the monorail to Westlake Center and back, we ventured over to the Space Needle and waited our turn in line for tickets.

It's only April, yet the number of foreign visitors standing in line were numerous. All seemed quite excited to visit this Seattle icon.

We secured our tickets and made our way up the ramp to the entrance to the elevators. Of course, my backpack full of camera gear immediately caught the interest of security and I was called over to a desk for a quick inspection. I emphasize quick and must add very polite and extremely friendly in describing the security officer.

The views that awaited us from the top were superlative. Conditions were pleasant out on the deck and Mt. Rainier could be seen in the distance behind the city skyline.

To the west, snow-covered Olympic Mountains stood majestic over Puget Sound while ships navigated their way to and fro.

Below us, the rides of the Fun Forest Amusement Park began to come to life, as did the fountains around the park.

Unfortunately, prior commitments dictated that it was time for us to leave. Oh, but there was so much more to do. Another time - and soon!

Now is an excellent time to visit the Seattle Center, before the real crowds arrive. Pack the family and plan a full day to visit this city treasure. Any less and you will be disappointed!