Finn McSpool Minds His Beeswax

Those of you who have been with me a while know I share my backyard with a hive full of bees. The girls are all tucked in for the winter, but after realizing I could no longer close the freezer door due to all the honeycomb I'd been stashing away over the season, I decided … Continue reading Finn McSpool Minds His Beeswax

Works in Very Slow Progress

No, don't check your calendar; it is indeed Saturday. Seems yesterday managed to slip by without me tossing out a F(ine) Art Friday post to the world. And yet the globe continues to spin...amazing. Snarky comments aside, there's not too much to report in my art world at the moment. I'm at the beginning and midpoint of … Continue reading Works in Very Slow Progress

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Cecil the Lion Matters, But….

Cecil the Lion’s murder was tragic and anyone who thinks it’s good ol’ fun to go out and shoot a creature only to put its head or skin on the wall or floor is beyond my comprehension or compassion. Yes, I’m outraged at the wanton destruction of such a magnificent animal, and yes, I do … Continue reading Cecil the Lion Matters, But….

When Your City Surprises You

Ask most longtime Portland residents about the Willamette River and most will say it's a decent river with some picturesque bridges, but in their heads they will be picturing something akin to a toxic waste dump that is about ready to gurgle out the Swamp Creature. That's because if you've lived in Portland for any great … Continue reading When Your City Surprises You

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I Have Bees….Again!

Hello Everyone! As you'll remember, a couple weeks ago I shared with you the sad tale of the disappearance of my colony of honeybees from my backyard top bar hive. Like some frightening tale of colony collapse disorder, one day the girls were there, the next they were gone. The colony was a strong one without … Continue reading I Have Bees….Again!