Prisoners Saturday, Jan 18 2014 

th A fine film. Very skillfully acted and directed. Both of the leads were outstanding. A different role for Hugh Jackman. Somewhat disturbing in subject matter and violence. In my mind not for kids. The question kind of was who’s torturing who?

New listings… Valentine’s gifts or treat for you? Sunday, Jan 5 2014 



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Newsroom Monday, Jul 1 2013 

We only get HBO of the premium channels and are catching up on the first season. Jeff Daniels is superb. No airhead anchor here. Bravo. Always thought provoking and on the dime of reasonably current events. Sam Waterston doesn’t disappoint either, elder statesman that he is. He is superb. And when Jane Fonda does brief appearances  it is special. And of course everyone is great in the supporting cast. GREAT television. Mr. Sorkin has a winner after the West Wing….. Can’t wait for season 2.

my favorite stone Turquoise Thursday, May 9 2013 

from the site Emily gems the meaning of Turquoise

Turquoise Gemstone meaning

Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.


Strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world


If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.

This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.

Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. It is one of the oldest stones known. This is a stone that a person must learn to attune to instead of the stone attuning to the person. It is important that the owner of a Turquoise give it the proper attention.

Healing properties of Turquoise


  • Neutralizes overacidity
  • Alleviates rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, viral infections
  • Increases growth, muscular strength
  • Alleviates pain, relaxes cramps
  • Contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects



these earrrings are available at ebay

Takiing advantage of ebay’s offer Tuesday, May 7 2013 

My shop on ebay will be bustling in the near future. There’s a zero listing plan in effect if you have a store. So today I listed these two. Check out New items at good prices will be added daily.








Silver Linings Playbook Review Saturday, May 4 2013 

This is an extremely well performed and directed film about mental illness. With some sports fun thrown in, for good measure. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are flawless. Mr. DeNiro is of course on top of his game. Don’t miss it… rent it! Would that we could all find a person to guide and love us out of the maze.Image

Earrings Wednesday, Apr 10 2013 


available on ebay….

Downton Abbey Sunday, Mar 31 2013 

This was a special week on Comcast and we were able to catch up on Season 1 and 2 of this terrific series which we have missed. Words cannot express how much I love this series. Each character is so finely etched and with human strokes. Fate deals its blows to us all whether gentry or cook. I find it refreshing that indiscretion happens and yet the indiscreet person has many valuable human qualities. Nobody is totally black and white. Maggie Smith is so great as the Dowager. There is sisterly competition and cattiness, as well as kindness. I hope you have been able to view this special TV offering.

I Love to Eat Portland Center Stage Tuesday, Jan 15 2013 

A wonderful one man show! A short biography of the soul and humor of James Beard. Very skillfully done and with heart. James Beard is a native son of Portland,so it was a very full house….. Delightful.

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The ISGB Gathering in Bellevue Washington Sunday, Jul 29 2012 

I attended officially on Friday and what a wonderful experience. Ginny Ruffner gave the keynote address and was most inspirational. She has graced dowtown Seattle with her work in the form of a giant flower pot sculpture. Her sense of humor and positive attitude in spite of a handicap gives us all an important lesson and heroine to follow.


I visited the Open Torch the evening before and picked up a couple tips. A Bellevue art fair was right outside the door so when I tired of  listening to presentations I went out and looked. I definitely noticed the Seattle area demands and gets more money for art than those of us toiling in Portland. Bellevue has a new feel and look, but is very pleasant. The Hyatt was huge, but easy to navigate, and the staff very friendly. I would definitely recommend a stay. Very…. nice. The highlight of the day was a presentation by Marcy Lamberson from Atlanta, GA. Her Basset Hound bead is a true work of craftsmanship and we were treated to a video of its creation step by step… Picked up some pointers. Larry Scott was a subtle jokester and welcome after all the other information. Sometimes not so subtle jokester. He has for many years been an artist/craftsman to emulate. The evening was gallery tours, a couple of hiccups in this, but it was nice to see the work. My next post will be about the Glass Museum in Tacoma, Washington with I hope a lot of pics. Tune in tomorrow. . 

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