In 2013 most mornings I took a walk after working in my studio for a couple of hours. The Portland studio was located in Sellwood at that time. Many of the old homes have amazing trees and flowers in the yard. Colors in this neighborhood ranged from deep jewel and earth tones to weather bleached pastels. Often edges of decaying leaves, cracks in the sidewalk and shady areas grew mold. The mold created interesting outlines and contrast to the vibrant flower colors.
Going to a beach is my favorite thing to do to relax. Spotted this green chair at the south end of Indian Beach, Ecola State Park next to Cannon Beach. Nov 11th 2015 day after a storm that left new sand 2 feet deep on the old beach.