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Time Is Relative

Einstein was certainly correct in his statement, time is relative, need I say more? I find myself reeling with the idea that a year has flown by so quickly, leaving a lot of finished and unfinished projects, but mostly just a dizzying feeling that I am still recovering from.

This past year has been an intense one to say the least, in both my personal life and in my art. I am glad to say that I have accomplished some large tasks that I set in front of me. There is now an Artists Co-Op within my sweet little town of Sitka, and joining forces with more artists we’re able to open our own store front starting tomorrow! The new name will be Baranof Island Artists, kind of rolls off the tongue doesn’t it. I have also moved several times, transitioned from long-term relationship to single and again into new and exciting serious-relationship status. I feel I am due for some well needed down time, but find new deadline creeping up from behind that I simply can’t ignore. I did recently finish one in time though, this image is for the Sitka Local Foods Network to use as a decal on cloth shopping bags that will be for sell at this years farmers markets, which I am really excited for.

Redoubt Rhubarb

Hopefully I won’t be so busy this year that I can’t spare some time to write a little about what’s new in my life and my art though. But that means I need to go and work on the new, so until next time.

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Beautiful Day

What a day… First off I had a pretty good day at the market, long but good. I sold mostly cards, but also some fun little stuffed animals too.  Paid for the table and then some, so I am very happy, and looking forward to the next one.  I also had a table next to Peter Williams who was selling some of his sea otter fur handicrafts. He had some really luxurious products including a wonderful sea otter blanket that no one could keep their hands off of; I was having a hard time controlling my self as well. You can check out what he has for sell at www.seaotterfur.com I highly recommend it.
After the market Peter and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed out on the water. The sun was shinning and there was hardly any wind, it was truly beautiful. We headed out of sealing harbor and cruised through the channel where we spotted a seal with its sleek fur shining in the sun. Then out side of the channel we headed north towards one of my favorite Islands named Neva, I just love its terrain.  There we saw a few sea otters bobbing in the ocean. We then headed to Black Rock and spotted quite a few more otters and lots of seagulls too. We finally headed towards the Apple Islands and got off on a nearby island that doesn’t have a name. Peter had harvested a few otters and proceeded with skinning and cleaning them, he is one of the few people I know who harvests, tans and sews all of his own handicrafts. It’s quite a lot of work, but you can tell that he really enjoys what he does and most of all seems to enjoy the connection that he has with the land. The day came to an end with a beautiful sunset and a nice warm fire.

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