Emerald Art Center
Special thanks go to the two facilitators at Emerald Art, Kathy Thompson (also a Brush painting teacher) and Leigh Avery. My every need was met from picking me up at the airport to having the pre-shipped box of paper and supplies opened and ready to go. From the beginning of each day, making sure that I had water, tea and assorted fruit and goodies to planning the lunch adventures which of course included a Chinese restaurant one day.
My hosts for the week were precious Hannah and James Dean who I call my two ‘brainiac’s’ as they have 6 graduate degrees between them including a Doctorate apiece. After years of the most fruitful and varied occupations (I’m encouraging a book from their adventures) they now have a comprehensive editing service for Doctoral papers and Master’s theses. Can you believe I was so into the workshop that I didn’t realize they had given me their master bedroom until mid point in my stay!
I wish I had taken a picture of the entire yard but suffice it to say that we had fresh picked blueberries, green beans and marvelous chard, lettuce and tomatoes each day. Jim is quite the gardener and to look at his handiwork was total perfection.
Charles asked me one night if I was being a good guest and this was probably written for my defense.
Dottie is one of Oregon’s leading portrait artists, entrepreneur, advocate and supporter of the arts as well as the most delightful lady one is privileged to know. To see some of her amazing work, go to www.emeraldartcenter.com and click on artists…she’s in the top row.
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