Thursday, October 25, 2012


I want to provide a peek into Astoria's newest gallery, Imogen Gallery. The owner, Teri Sund, has created a clean, open space with lots of natural light, even on the rainy Oregon day that found my friend Bonnie and I road tripping from Portland to pay her a visit.

Teri is focusing on contemporary art from local NW artists. Here, Barb Campbell's whimsical pottery is shown in the foreground. 

I love this painting by Laura Mantecon...

Rain or shine, Astoria is a great place to visit, and Imogen Gallery is a wonderful addition to this charming little town at the mouth of the Columbia River. Oh, and I should mention that Imogen Gallery is now carrying my jewelry...yay!

Imogen Gallery is located at 240 11th Street

Astoria Photos

This photo of Astoria is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Thursday, October 18, 2012

What is Old is New Again

Back in January I posted some photos of the Willamette River and the old Oregon City/West Linn bridge under renovation.

Designed by bridge designer Conde McCullough, designer of many of the beautiful spans along the Oregon coast, our bridge opened in 1922, and in 2005 was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

After an almost 2 year closure, our historic old bridge is reopened and last weekend's celebration was for foot traffic only. 3 days of festivities brought out scores of walkers from both cities. 

From West Linn, looking toward Oregon City.
A beautiful restoration.

The Oregon City end.

A view south toward Willamette Falls, the locks, and the mills.

It was also a weekend for the dogs.
We love our bridge!