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Showcase at the Inn of the White Salmon

I am so excited and honored to be a featured artist at the Inn of the White Salmon’s Hallway Gallery.

About the Inn:  The décor of our 16-room Inn creates a quiet, cozy environment for your comfort and convenience. Enjoy casual conversation, games, or reading in the family room, or on our outside patio.

Each guest room has a private bath, phone, and cable TV, and high-speed wireless Internet access is available. The rooms are air conditioned in season (please inquire as to dates). We also feature an 8-bed hostel room.

Comfortable and cozy guest rooms aren’t all we have to offer. Public areas include the Columbia Room (stocked with books, games, a big screen TV, Xbox 360, and plenty of comfortable seating), the cheerful, sunny breakfast porch, the patio, and the garden. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase at the front desk.

The Inn of the White Salmon hosts many events, such as small weddings, meetings, family reunions, workshops, retreats, and more. Please call or email us to inquire about rates, accomodations, and catering for group events.



I most definitely recommend this lovely Inn, with its wonderful hostess Dennice,  if you are planning a trip to the Columbia River Gorge.  And if you haven’t decided on a vacation yet, this is the place to come and stay for a while!

My artwork will be up from February to beginning of May.  If you are in the area, come check it out during business hours, 0900-1500 M-SA.

I have a few of my Fire Series on one wall and then various Gorge scenes on the other.


Happy Monday ya’ll!!


Mosaic Monday: The beautiful Klickitat River valley

I just love the Klickitat River.  It reminds me of what the old West would have been like.  I love its ruggedness and its remoteness.  Its beauty just amazes me.  I love taking my family out there.  It is nice for learning how to ride your bike, for secret beaches, for spying Kingfishers and eagles.

I am truly grateful for this amazing river and that my children get to know it as well.

Happy Monday ya’ll!

Mosaic Monday: My secret beach

How do you start an adventure?  First you find a remote place (well remote enough that a 2year old can walk to it), then you call it secret!

While running one day along the Klickitat River, I saw that you could reach this little stretch of beach.  I thought, hey I should bring the kiddos here one day!  So, I did.  It was only (at least I thought according to my nifty gps watch) a half mile to the beach from the bridge.  Easy peasy right?  Not so much for a tired two year old AND considering it was blazing hot that day!

While it was torture getting there, the kiddos had a blast playing at our “secret” beach.  A called the side pool off the river her mint pool.  E had fun digging in the sand and well the dog, he had fun eating wasps and swimming 😀

Happy Monday!

Mosaic Mondays: Back in the Gorge!

We are finally back to the Gorge and what crazy whether we are having here!  We had been in VA for two weeks.  Lots of fun and sun 😀

I wish I had some pictures ready but then this blog post would never get up!  I only had one day to prep for the Art + Wine fusion on saturday which I was a ball of nerves the entire time :/   I am also busy getting the second issue of Method Press out and I am already behind!

I have some really fun beach photos to share but for now I am going to show case different photos of the Gorge sky.  We somehow have lost summer here…it is 60 and cloudy/rainy, boohoo!

Happy Monday!

Mosaic Monday: Gorgeous Skies

There is no shortage of awesome views here in the Columbia River gorge!  But this mosaic is a combination of mostly views from my deck.  I feel very lucky and thankful to live in such a gorgeous place.  I am still awestruck at how beautiful it is here…I don’t think I could ever get used to it 😀

Happy Monday everyone!