Image Journal Week #9

Of course the most important event of the week (my art life?) was the show.

Cut Press Stitch by Maria ShellMe striving for proper documentation–how is that you can take a bazillion pictures and still not get what you want/need?

Maria Shell Cut Stitch Press A celebratory cocktail after the event.

Maria Shell & Walt TagueThe next day we did a tour of the Homer Spit before heading home.

Pan ice on the mud flats.

Homer Spit, Homer AlaskaThe Salty Dawg Saloon has been a legendary drinking establishment since 1957. The original structure was built in 1897. It was a post office, a railroad station, a grocery store, a coal mining office, and a school house before becoming a favorite watering hole for locals, tourists, and fishermen.

Homer Spit, Homer AlaskaNavigational buoys. I think these are amazing to look at. I’d like to make a quilt based on them.

Homer Spit, Homer AlaskaHomer Spit, Homer AlaskaWhere Walt’s paychecks come from.

Homer Spit, Homer AlaskaA happy fishing boat graveyard.

Homer Spit, Homer AlaskaSo many eagles.

Homer Spit, Homer AlaskaHeaded back to Anchorage.

Homer Spit, Homer Alaska

Glaciated ice.

Homer Spit, Homer AlaskaA road between a rock and a ocean with a tiny guard rail of protection.

Homer Spit, Homer AlaskaIt’s always good to end the week with a little bit of humor.

CartoonAnd a very cool magnet from a dear friend. I couldn’t agree more with its proclamation.

Magnet from TamaraThank you folks for your kind words about my show. Your support keeps me going.

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8 thoughts on “Image Journal Week #9

  1. Maria is an old SEW & SEW! Loved your photos of the trip back from show. One day I will get to Alaska to meet you and those boys we have so much in common with. Surely you floated back home on cloud nine.

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  2. Love your photo’s. My one & only trip to Alaska was a cruise, and during that cruise we had 3 stops. Every port was spectacular. One included a “whale watching” trip, and we saw so many of the buoys in the channel, and most were loaded with wildlife; seals and birds. Beautiful place to live; but I think you must have to be a hardy soul to contend with the weather. I’m griping about 22 degrees and a dusting of snow. I do not like the cold. Hubby doesn’t like the heat. We are kind of in the middle in the Mid-Atlantic. Thankful we aren’t getting all the snow that DC, Baltimore and Boston get!!
    Do you get to go to Oregon for your other show???

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    • Thank you Mary. I was just talking to a friend the other day about how much we Alaskans love our state. It can be a harsh climate, and if you don’t like it, you leave. The ones left think it is the greatest place in the world. I am glad you got to visit. I am not going to Oregon, life continues to rush by and if I am going to fulfill other commitments, I need to stay put. I will be posting some photos though. Thank you for asking.

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  3. So wonderful to see all your “babies” displayed together. Congratulations!

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  4. Kerri Green on said:

    Your husband is cute, Maria! So nice of him to be able to be your quilt mule (that what my husband calls himself) and spend the weekend with you. He got to be reminded of how special your art is!!!

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