Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunday outing

We've been sick for weeks it seems. I still have the naggy, hang-y-on-y cough that is worst at night. It was nice to get out of the house on Sunday with a destination in mind. I went to see Gerrie's show at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

First, I have to tell you what a beautiful church this is. The exhibit is in this hall with the inlaid labyrinth in the floor and beautiful wood and windows all around. What a setting for a show. Gerrie's work is all inspired by the trip she and Steve took to the Holy Land last spring and it is a lovely exhibit.

This piece is one of my favorites, inspired by the Dead Sea.

This piece, representing the wall that separates the West Bank from Jerusalem, was another favorite. Very graphic and effective.

Gerrie was not feeling well (I think everyone in Portland is sick) but was a trooper. She has worked so hard getting this all together and I would say it paid off. That's Virginia O'Donnell with Gerrie in the picture. More of her work and that gorgeous window in the background.


  1. Ever tried fresh ginger root as a hot drink to get rid of the caugh? Slightly sweeten with honey or liquorice.

  2. Sorry to hear that you're still feeling icky. So many people here are the same. Going to be a long winter at this rate.
    Thanks for the pics of the show. I really love that Dead Sea piece too.

  3. This sounds like a lunatic fringe idea, but my husband tried it and for some reason it works.

    Vick's Vaporub on the soles of your feet, then socks and then the coughing stops. For the night. He coughed all day but once the Vaporub went on the feet, it was quiet on his side of the bed all night, until he got up and resumed coughing. We think it's because stuff in the lungs shifted when he stood up.

  4. x2 on the Ginger. I have no experience with the Vaporub, so can't say. I love Gerrie's Dead Sea piece. What a beautiful church.