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Kindness

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop Even though times are wrought with anxiety, sadness, worry and fear, there is profound kindness happening all around us. I see it or hear about it every day. It’s the tiny to the huge. The big tip the stranger leaves for the restaurant […]

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The New Normal

Remember when a bubble bath was a luxury because you’d been out all day or super busy and needed to destress? Yeah, me neither. Pretty sure we’re on week forever and a day of quarantine and for us here in the United States, we’re looking at least least another month. Exhale. How’s everyone holding up? […]

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The New Normal

Remember when a bubble bath was a luxury because you’d been out all day or super busy and needed to destress? Yeah, me neither. Pretty sure we’re on week forever and a day of quarantine and for us here in the United States, we’re looking at least least another month. Exhale. How’s everyone holding up? […]

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Sunday…Monday? Day.

  Hello. I’d ask what you’re up to this Sunday but pretty sure it’s the same as me….under stay at home orders or quarantine or shelter in place. Yup. It’s a new world. What are you doing to stay sane? Or hopeful?  I’m painting, walking Bella, staying in touch with people, organizing the towel cupboard, […]

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Peace be with you

What can I say that you haven’t read, seen, experienced or felt already? Not much. So I’m just here to say hi, send a hug from a far and staying connected in the way I know how. I’m exercising a bit. Walking outside. Puttering. Starting projects I can’t finish. Emailing, calling and texting to stay […]

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Top 10 Designers to Watch in 2020!

Hello from that equally slow motion and uber revved up time warp between trade shows. It’s a time where coffee in the morning is extra luxurious and slow but orders also need to be filled pronto and the day is planned strategically. I’m between Atlanta AmericasMart and Las Vegas Gift Show and appreciating every minute. […]

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XO Stationery Stash

It might be less than two weeks into the new year but in the retail world…guess what is virtually tomorrow??? That’s right, Valentine’s Day! Just in case you’re the stash-that-perfect-card-away-for-the-right-occasion variety (you’re in good company), let me introduce you to a few new designs in the XO category. I’m headed off into the season of […]

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Shipping in time for Christmas!

Hello and happy holidays from the studio! Are you painting? Holiday cookie baking? Shopping? Making your own Christmas decorations? Yes to all of it. I’m a big fan of things or experiences made by hand or small businesses and love the personal details that often accompany it. I have a small and sweet collection of […]

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 6th, 2019 from 5 to 8 pm

Pat Moore, “Deadfall Lake Reflection,” photograph

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities!

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, December 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Venture further to explore out-skirting galleries! Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

December Spotlight Exhibits Ashland Art Center Art with a Heart

Ashland Art Center, December’s Spotlight Gallery will be featuring Susanne Petermann, Collage Artist, Marcy Greene, Mixed Media Art and Jo Ann Manzone, Fiber Artist. Musical guest is Jennifer Davis and Darcy Sternenberg with be featured in the photographers co-op.

Ashland Art Center is the number one spot where the community comes together to meet our local artists, shop

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Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild (SWG) 40th Annual Show of Fine Woodworking

Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild member Lewis Meyers one of many woodworkers at the Thanksgiving Weekend Show in Ashland

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP 40th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Harvest Show of Fine Woodworking 2019

At OSF’s Hay-Patton Rehearsal Center at #30 South First Street, across First Street from the Ashland Springs Hotel, in downtown Ashland, Oregon. The entrance is on Enders Alley. See the map below, and click “View larger map” for specific directions.

Fri Nov. 29th – 10:00am – 7:00pm Sat Nov 30th – 10:00am – 6:00pm Sun Dec 1st – 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild (SWG) is an association of fine woodworkers in Southern Oregon and Northern California interested in advancing the craft and the craftspeople of our region. SWG encompasses a wide range of skills, knowledge, and interests. Members include professional, hobby and others interested in woodworking.

Our members build a wide variety of fine wood products, quality furniture, and custom woodworking. Member interests cover a wide range of wood technologies;

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