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Friday, Nov. 28, 2pm-8pm
Saturday, Nov. 29, 10am-5pm
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Posted by Anitra Cameron at 5:02 PM
This month's featured Etsy Blogger is Story Beader. There's a reason for her name: Each of her creations comes with a story. I know that if I were wearing her jewelry, I'd be thinking of the story behind the piece each time I put it on, which gives a dimension to her work you don't usually find.
I just clicked through all the offerings in her Etsy store, and chose six favorites to show you. Here they are:
You can click on any image and be taken right to it in her shop. You can also read and smile through her blog here: http://storybeader.blogspot.com/ It's a pretty, and pleasant stroll through an artist's life, one I'm sure you'll enjoy!
Yesterday was Holiday Faire at Cascade College, their, oh, I don't know, forty-somethingth annual sale, and my third at the college. It may be the last one for both, all, of us. The college will close at the end of the spring semester. Feels weird, to think the college I attended won't exist anymore.
This being my third year, I knew one very important thing: The gym, where they hold the sale, is large, but quite dark. The first year I did it, it felt like having my booth set up in a garage. Off-putting atmosphere for shopping, and I didn't want to repeat that.
Last year I brought an LED light strip and a couple of battery-operated LED spot lights. It wasn't enough, and the batteries died before the end of the day.
This year I was prepared. At every estate sale I went to for weeks this summer, I kept my eyes open for those clamp-on work lights. I now have five, and paid a dollar each for them, and when I set up my booth Friday, one went in each upper corner of the booth, and then a string of mini-lights went the length of the two tables, the red bulbs surrounded by "silk" poinsettia petals. That was a Goodwill score--$2.99, and really pretty! Oh, and I didn't put the canopy on, to let even more light in. The organizers like you to set up an actual booth, to create sort of a "village" look, so I put up just the frame, and wrapped tinsel garland on the front and open side.
I was glad I took my camera, to get pictures. Here's the booth:
This may actually be #10, but who's counting?
It is, for sure, the Friday Fence Post for my Dad's birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad. I imagine you eating angel food cake, lit with stars. Just don't blow them out! And Dad? I'm dedicating this post to you, with love.
I took photos of just one fence this week, but it was a really interesting one. Here are the pics:
You go search cold arcane science,
If you can.
Will the starry vaults of night and time and mathematical equations
Smother your soul’s fire?
Will sudden muses wither your parasites of logic?
Me, I will study this rainbow,
And get back to you.
Tomorrow or yesterday.
A while back, my daughter called to see if I wanted to go to the airport with her and my granddaughter, to have lunch. It struck me as a fairly odd idea. I mean, airports are for catching flights to somewhere else, right? They are not, in themselves, a destination.
Turns out I was wrong, and the idea was quite a good one.
We drove to the airport, which is a mere five minutes from my house. The fun began as we left the parking garage. It's been years in the building, and I haven't been there in at least a year. In that time, the architects and builders, and yes, gardeners, have transformed the bulky, looming, concrete exterior of the garage into the Hanging Gardens of Portland.