Thursday, August 17, 2006

Painting in Cannon Beach

I will be painting at Haystack Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon this weekend (August 19-20). I will paint between about 11-6 both Saturday and Sunday. If you’re in the area feel free to stop by the gallery and say hi. Although, if you happen to stop by between 11 and 6 and I’m not there you can bet that I had to make a quick trip to the Cannon Beach Bakery where I’m making one of life’s tough decisions: which type of chocolate cream-filled donut to get. ;) I hear it’s supposed to be in the mid 90’s in the Portland area this weekend so the weather should be about perfect at the beach. =)

2 1/2 weeks ago at soccer I managed to sprain my ankle pretty badly and haven’t been able to walk without crutches or drive since. Today is the first day since then that I’ve been able to start putting weight on my injured foot, so hopefully I’ll be able to walk without crutches by the weekend. I’ve always stood while painting so it’s been a bit tricky learning how to sit and paint the last couple weeks.


Frank Martens said...

If I ever get to make it over to Washington (that's where you are right?) I'll try to make sure I stop in :)

Michael said...

Frank, I live across the river from Portland, Oregon on the Washington side (Vancouver, USA) and I'll be at the Oregon coast this weekend.

If you do ever get a chance to visit the northwest, sure the amazing scenery of the Oregon coast and the Columbia River Gorge would make such a trip worth while, but more importantly I would be so kind as to point you in the general direction of the Cannon Beach Bakery (home to the best baked goods in the Northwest) and the Tillimook Cheese factory (Its sort of like Disneyland for cheese, ice cream and other dairy product lovers). Those two stops are what make a trip to the Northwest O-so-memorable. ;)

Frank Martens said...

Ah ok.

So are you far from Whistler? ;)

If so, then I'd have more then one reason to go to Whistler.

Michael said...

Whistler is probably 10 hours away, but for some reason I've never gotten up there to snowboard. =(