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Oregon Glass Guild, Glass Gallery postcard front  2013

My car is packed and I’m ready to set up my booth today for Oregon Glass Guild’s Glass Gallery this weekend.  Held in conjunction with Gathering of the Guilds at Oregon Convention Center, Portland Oregon April 26, 27, 28 it’s the largest artist run art show west of the Rockies.

It takes me almost a full day to set up my booth for a three-day show like this.  You can see pictures in this link from last year’s show.

Steider Studios:  Finch in Birdbath

Knowing I’m about to miss a gorgeous long weekend, I decided to spend the afternoon in my garden.

Steider Studios:  Chickadee in Birdhouse

I noticed this little chickadee leaving a bird house so decided to wait & watch for a bit.

Steider Studios:  Chickadee Building Nest

He’s building a nest!  I love the sound of baby birds each spring.

Steider Studios:  Hummer with Fir Trees in the background.

We have a swarm of hummingbirds defending territory.  I’ve posted photos on my Facebook page, but will soon add them to An Artist’s Garden also.

Steider Studios:  Lizard

It was a lovely afternoon sharing the sun with this little guy, the birds, bees and butterflies!  Hope to see you at Oregon Convention center for Gathering of the Guilds this weekend!

777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd in Portland Oregon.  Hall C.  Friday 10 – 9; Saturday 10 – 7; Sunday 10 – 5.

In case you didn’t know, you can see many of my photographs published as all occasion greeting cards in my Zibbet shop. Just click this link.

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Earth Day

April 22, 2013

Steider Studios:  Bumble Bee in Flight

As usual, the day after a weekend art show I have no energy for anything except enjoying nature.

Steider Studios:  Bumble Bee in Lungwort

It’s Earth Day, so I celebrated by observing and photographing the wondrous creatures around me.

Steider Studios:  Blue Bellied Lizard

I planted a few flowers, pulled a couple of weeds, then took more photos.  901 to be exact.

Steider Studios:  Pine Siskin

I had a great day.  Happy Earth Day to you!!

 

Steider Studios:  Art of the Gorge Poster

This weekend, April 20 and 21, Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa presents Art of the Gorge!  One of the Blossom Festival Weekend events in Hood River, we have a Facebook event page for our show.  Please click the link and say you’ll join us!  I’ll be there with kiln-formed glass and photography.

Saturday 4/20, 1pm until 7pm; with a reception to meet the artists from 5 until 7pm.

Sunday 4/21 9am until 2pm.

A glorious setting, you can stroll the magnificent grounds, enjoy delectable food, and even spend the night at this historic hotel.

See you there!!

 

 

Success, Thanks to YOU!

April 15, 2013

Steider Studios:  Studio Sale plus Treasure

The Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour  was a huge success for all.  It was one of my best in the 15 or more years that I’ve been hosting a studio sale.

Before I begin packing and storing all my work I want to thank everyone who stopped by my studio this weekend.  We had so much fun seeing old friends and meeting new friends.

I loved hearing all the compliments!  If you know who it was at the Lyle Winery (could it have been Syncline?) telling everyone not to miss my studio, I’d love to thank that person with a token of my gratitude!!  A favorite moment was the little girl examining all my jewelry, who exclaimed she’d “never seen anything so pretty and sparkly before”.

My studio helpers, Angela, Jean & Cathy were awesome, as always!!  By the way if I didn’t get a chance to tell you, the wine I served was from Cathy’s 30 year old vineyard, DemiAnni Family Winery.  Alex planted and tended his grapes all those years ago and now makes a fabulous wine.  We have the beginning of a Facebook page set up, so please go ‘like’ their page, DemiAnni Family Winery!

Treasure, my door greeter was so tired by Sunday afternoon that she simply gave up the ghost and napped in the midst of us all.  She deserves a long hike tomorrow!  Thank you everyone for your continued support.  Whether you came to my studio, purchase my work from a local gallery or buy on-line,  I could not survive without you!!

 

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