Last year: tomatoes in October
Yesterday I picked up more exotic tomato plants at Saturday Market. Last year's fun was growing an assortment of stripped and otherwise oddly colored tomatoes.. slowest ones were the Berkeley Tie Die (probably stoned), took 85 days to produce. Late cold spring was a slow start. I covered things every night in October to get them to ripen... Japanese Chocolate Truffle tasted, yep, like tomatoes, lovely dark maroon. I canned tomato peach salsas and sugarless ketchup of various colors...yummmm
Last Saturday afternoon at U of O Duck Store art department downstairs I did a "Drop In Studio", demo of acrylic painting...a landscape, which, despite my 'talking' all the time I was working, is a happy start...opportunity to share what I know, encourage people keep going, hear what they've learned too...nice group or fifteen or more.....
This is a great project of which I am very proud! Creating a mural for donor wall at the new Relief Nursery in Springfield...will have a huge sunflower growing out of a group of homes, donor's names on the leaves of the flower, a bluebird winging by...this will be hung by early June.
"Mock up" of my pieces in the Gov's lobby
This may be the biggest honor I've had as an artist. Chosen to be one of six artists this year to display their work at the Governor's Office in our state capitol building , Salem, Oregon. Show hangs May 9th through June 19th, Mon-Fri 9-5
It's in the big building with the golden pioneer on top! Lobby to Gov's office is upstairs directly opposite the entry doors.
This is a big deal!...won't be a reception as it's a busy place with the Senate in session, people in and out but I'd be glad to drive up to make a day of it. Cool eh?