Come clean with a child heart Laugh as peaches in the summer wind Let rain on a house roof be a song Let the writing on your face be a smell of apple orchards in late June. Carl Sandburg
March 5th, 2015
March 4th, 2015
The moon was pretty bright two nights ago right around sunset, so here’s a photo. You can see some orange creeping in from the sunset going on in the other direction. The post Blue & Moon appeared first on
March 3rd, 2015
Guest photographer Maryann Nielson brings us today’s photo of an awesome little man-made waterfall-ish thing by the water treatment place (or something) by Riverfront Park. Very pretty. Thanks, Maryann! The post Falling Water
March 2nd, 2015
The hubster and I are not at all religious, deeply spiritual, absolutely, yes, yes, yes. Coming from Portland, it was rare to encounter anyone overtly religious, but here in Pittsburgh we are blessed by God and passersby for offering a kindly hello, are told by Home Depot employees not worry about getting lost as long [R
Cynthia Lahti, Frau (2012) photo Jeff Jahn Congratulations to
I went out to take pictures yesterday, and my scooter decided to stop working properly at the first place I stopped. I don’t know how long it will be before I can get it fixed — money’s a bit of an issue at the moment, and the scooter is my only transportation — so I […] The post
March 1st, 2015
I would love to have an electric car. The vehicles that Tesla makes are slick machines with a lot of power and nice amenities, with a well-thought-out user experience. If and when I get a new car, it will definitely be electric, though I might lean toward something more practical like the Chevy Volt. It has …
Another tree blossoms photo, just because it seems like a good way to welcome March. The post Elemental appeared first on Stayton Oregon Daily Photo.
February 28th, 2015
Recap of the party’s latest adventures in Phandelver. Spoilers below the fold. Flush with Harbin’s reward for defeating the orc marauders, the party returns to the The Stonehill Inn to recover from a tough battle. In the morning they will return to Tresendar Manor to find Glasstaff and dispatch the remaining
Art criticism is becoming rarer and rarer because most outlets dont take the time to develop space and expectations for strong critical voices. PORT turns 10 June 1 and we have always taken the long view as well as the immediate taking both with a grain of salt. What little visual arts writing there is tends to be aimed a
Guest photographer Denny Barnes sent me these gorgeous night sky photos about a week ago, and then I forgot, so I didn’t get them posted. I am so good like that. So, with my apologies for being a dork, here are his photos. The first one (top) shows the moon, and Venus and Mars make […] The post
February 27th, 2015
I found this little one on a sidewalk the other day, and I wanted to kick myself for not having my macro lens with me so I could get a proper shot. This photo is heavily cropped, and not as sharp as it should be. I found it on a sidewalk along Marion St. The post
Registration for March's courses is now closed -- check back later in the month to see what's coming up in April!
February 26th, 2015
This February two solo shows in Portland seem to capture the current zeitgeist of the city and beyond. The micro survey of folk art icon Howard Finster, Space Is My Future at the Portland Museum of Modern Art and
If you’ve decided that purchasing an investment property is right for you, the next step is to figure out what constitutes a good investment. You can check what we look for in an investment property here – the post is older, but the idea is the same. Once you know what type of property you...
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Guest photographer Maryann Nielson made me one very happy camper by getting these photos of the albino squirrel at Pioneer Park. I first learned of his or her existence last month when Terri Jo Adams spotted him from a distance. This is so cool. See Maryann’s second photo below. Thanks, Maryann! The post
Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to. Rita Mae Brown
February 25th, 2015
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I was at Bi-Mart on Shaff Rd. yesterday, and they had some tulips out for sale. I didn’t have my DSLR camera on me, so I took today’s photo with my cell phone camera. It’s pretty amazing what those things can do nowadays. The post
Whether it's a haiku or an epic, your words should look great on all screens.
February 24th, 2015
It’s been almost a YEAR since I talked about fine fil-ums. Jeepers. It’s not as though I haven’t seen any, either. I spend so much time with Netflix that I consider it a BFF. Anyhoo, here we go… Advanced Style profiles the oft ignored, yet completely marvelous style of New York women over the age [
David Salle discusses the much disliked The Forever Now at MoMA. He is right that forever and now are two terrible words in show titles but I still feel that much of the ire stems from the use of "Atemporal". Look, pai
In my ongoing effort to make the colder parts of the country jealous of my area’s unseasonably warm weather, I bring you: tree blossoms. I had to really look, but I spotted a tree along 10th Ave. sporting some blossoms, and despite the wind, I managed to get this photo of two cute little flowers. […] T
February 23rd, 2015
My friend Jeff reminded me this gorgeous tree on the corner of 2nd Ave. and Marion St. was about to bloom the other day, so I went by yesterday to get some photos. Above the whole tree, and below is a couple of the blossoms. The flowers point upward, so I wasn’t able to get […] The post
February 22nd, 2015
Most of us reading EmptyEasel would probably identify ourselves as either hobby artists or professional artists. Hobby artists create art for the sheer joy of creation. Sales are great, if they happen, but they’re really not THAT important. Professional artists enjoy creating art just as much, but they also have the a
We are moving into spring around here, but the trees have a lot of catching up to do. The oak tree on 10th Ave. seemed kind of lonely, like it was waiting for spring to just get here already. The post Empty Arms appeared first on
February 21st, 2015
This nifty looking Harley motorcycle was hanging out next to Rumours on the corner of 3rd and Ida St. It had a couple of buddies with it, but I didn’t get good shots of those. The post Harley appeared first on
February 20th, 2015
And it’s a cute duck. Guest photographer Maryann Nielson caught this adorable little male mallard in the water off of Florence St. Thanks, Maryann! The post It’s A Duck appeared first on
In 2012, Ann Morgan launched a book blog and read her way around the globe. This month, she published her first book, based on this literary journey.
February 19th, 2015
Marie Watt is juror for the 2015 Artworks NW, deadline 3/6/15 I'm not wild about the entry fee (neither is Watt)... to me it is better t
Guest photographer Maryann Nielson found some lovely crocus flowers for us today! I went looking for some a few days ago, but came up empty, but she found some in her neighbor’s yard. They are so nice, I have to post more. Thanks, Maryann! The post
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