these pieces were all made of strips of painted steel—love the colors
this is embroidery—one of only a few fiber artists
I loved the paintings by PM Shore of Portland scenes. I couldn't afford one of her originals, but I bought a small print of one her paintings. It is called "Mass Transit" and shows a MAX train crossing the Willamette River on the Steel Bridge. Part of Portland's West Hills are in the background. We live on the other side of that hill and rode MAX into the city today.
Ray asked one of the artists how business had been and he answered "good!" When I purchased the print above Ms. Shore told me she had just sold the original painting earlier in the afternoon. It made me feel good to know that the artists were making sales. Good for all of us, I think. And, as always, it was crowded. Hard to stroll leisurely, shoulder to shoulder with hundreds (thousands?) of people, strollers, wheelchairs and dogs. Honestly—why do people take their dogs? Oh yeah, now I remember, it's Portland.