May 16, 2013
Enjoying my morning coffee, I was startled to see a herd of deer snacking their way through my garden. Before I chased them out, I snapped a couple of photos.
Tomorrow I’ll set up the last art show of my spring season (see previous post!) so today I have to pack and load my car. I hope to catch you up with notes from my garden next week. If I can clear out the weeds, it looks like a spectacular garden season emerging!
Thanks for stopping by … if you are near Portland Oregon this weekend, stop by the Columbia Gorge Art Festival at the Corbett Grade School & tell me you follow my garden blog!!
May 14, 2013
My last show of the season is this weekend in Corbett Oregon at the Corbett Grade School. I’ll have glass garden art and jewelry; plus botanical, scenic and nature photography to share with you.
A glorious scenic drive takes you to the western part of the Columbia River Gorge. Take the Corbett exit off I84, come up the hill & turn right on Historic Columbia River Hwy. The grade school is just down the highway at 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy. Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
A fundraiser for Corbett Education Foundation, this is one of the best spring shows I participate in. Festive, friendly and fun you won’t find more creativity and wonderful artists anywhere else. The entire school is filled with amazing art and handmade fine craft with attention to detail. I always find treasures at this show for gift giving and additions to my personal collection.
Not to mention a free lunch! Donations accepted for a fantastic grilled cheeseburger with sautéed onions and mushrooms. I can’t wait & hope to see you there!! Let me know you follow my blog!
April 22, 2013
This weekend, April 20 and 21, Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa presents Art of the Gorge! One of the Blossom Festival Weekend events in Hood River, we have a Facebook event page for our show. Please click the link and say you’ll join us! I’ll be there with kiln-formed glass and photography.
Saturday 4/20, 1pm until 7pm; with a reception to meet the artists from 5 until 7pm.
Sunday 4/21 9am until 2pm.
A glorious setting, you can stroll the magnificent grounds, enjoy delectable food, and even spend the night at this historic hotel.
See you there!!
April 16, 2013
Thanks to everyone who came to my studio sale, making it a big success. We had so much fun but like every weekend art show, I’m left utterly exhausted.
Yesterday I began the clean up, but I move fairly slow after a big event.
Today I hiked Rowena Crest, with magnificent views and wildflowers galore.
The drive is breathtakingly beautiful this time of year with bright green bursting out everywhere.
Looking down at Meyer Park and the Columbia River from the top of Rowena Crest.
Fields of Balsam Root above the Columbia River from the top of Rowena Crest.
The Lyle Bridge from the top of Rowena Crest.
What is the name of this tree? I know I should know it, but can’t remember.
Time to head back. Wonderful day of R & R. My energy will return soon. I hope!!
Back at the highway, looking up at Rowena Crest, you’d never know what immense beauty rests there.
One more look back at bright yellow beauty before heading home to finish packing up from my yearly studio sale.
Thanks for stopping by!
March 27, 2013
My annual studio sale is less than 3 weeks away. Kilnformed art glass (including garden art!) and Nature Photography will be displayed throughout my little cabin in the woods.
The invitations went out yesterday. To be sure all my glass looks its sparkly best I scour out my cabin, clear the winter cobwebs and even wash windows to let warm sunlight wash over each piece. I’ve been clearing out my garden so you’ll have a lovely walk down to my cabin. If only my little spring flowers will hurry up and bloom so you’ll see color on all my paths.
If you plan to join me on April 12, 13, 14 and need directions, send me an email – linda at steider studios dot com.
I have a limited number of complimentary maps that will lead you to all the other artists on the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour. If you’d like one reserved please let me know right away.
In addition to the flurry of preparations I’m still in my studio producing more! Ladybugs are flying out the door from my solo show at ‘The Nook’, as well as buggettes and wall pocket vases. I’ve replaced my work several times, because it goes home as its purchased.
This is the last week to see my show at The Nook as well as the Preview Show for all the artists participating in the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour. Columbia Center for the Arts is at 215 Cascade in Hood River.
Hope to see you here for my studio sale on April 12, 13 and 14.
February 16, 2013
I think our eagles have left the Gorge.
I checked at all my usual haunts.
Not one did I see.
In their place I found geese!
They were fun to watch and I was the only one at the park.
Not one other hiker, biker, walker, birder or hunter.
Just me and my dog alone on the beach with geese.
Thanks for stopping by.