Category Archives: memory

USK: The Old Police Stable

I love the old buildings of Portland. I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how some of the history would … Continue reading

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Voting Days, Going Back in Postings….

November 6 was a nail-biting day, and the day when I began my new Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. Never have I seen our country so divided and uncaring about all of our inhabitants. The story of Maha-Durgha is the best one … Continue reading

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A Long Look Back Starts with Gratitude

Of course, I’ve not been posting. Exhaustion, family issues, cats sick, and The Big Move. And a bit depressed about the state of our country… We have now had a day or two to sleep deeply, and sleep has buoyed … Continue reading

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Finished a Journal!

Finished my Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook just before the election. I’ve been slow to post.  Sorry there were pages I had to leave out; family members still alive.  Who knows if they dip into my blog? I am doing so much … Continue reading

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Inktober 15, Chicken Curry with Great Northern Beans

One of our favorite meals, I make this every week. it starts as a roast chicken, and then becomes curry burritos I freeze for lunches or dinners later on. We buy Smart Chicken, which, even when not organic, is Non-GMO … Continue reading

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Inktober 12, Denny Pat’s Spice Rack

I keep working on various things that came from my mom’s house. I am amazed this spice rack made it through 60 years intact. *okay, i notice some glued bits* I can imagine my brother as a little kid buying … Continue reading

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Inktober 8, Summer Artichokes in my Da Vinci Monterey Trio!

Mmmmm, this summer the organic artichokes were amazing. We had them every week! This is one of those tests of soul-mate compatibility: Are you a hot butter or a Mayo person?  (NO Miracle Whip!) My ink-only sketch was too fuzzy … Continue reading

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