Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cannon Beach Storm Watch Tapestry Babes


Busy Tapestry Weaving during this weekend's storms and except for me, watching the cloudless sunset together.
Women from Kansas, South Dakota, California, Oregon and Washington, new friends with a common threads interest, together atop a bluff overlooking the thunderous surf of Cannon Beach.  The workshop's name "Cannon Beach Storm Watch".
 I used a Stephanie Bower technique, from a Good Bones WSU workshop, of first blue then red and lastly yellow for the faces, (she used it for windows), and that was fitting for the sunset glow!
Mark Taro Holmes mentioned something about 100 people sketches so here's my few in one lively bunch! Gwen, the one with short hair and red glasses knows Tina from Seattle, a small world.
I sketched unnoticed while the others were chasing the perfect setting sun cell phone pic.

2, 26, 2017 patti kirch

Monday, February 13, 2017

Red Mountain, B.C. a Skiers Dream in the Kootenai's


A Throw Back, without a single high speed lift, Red Mountain, British Columbia is a world class ski/border high performance training center and family playground.  The runs are long, the moguls are big and the groomers are fast.  They have a wall of in bounds shoots to choose from and the Cat skiing is temptingly close.  Mountain Hosts share the stories of the hidden gems, such as The Judge's Cabin and Paradise Day Lodge.  My husband's and my first time revisiting Red Mountain since 1984,  our first winter with Desert Ski Club, a wonderful time then and with the added skiable terrain and ski in ski out accommodations just the right amount of new touches. patti kirch