Oregon Life in the Fall of 2021

Sorry for the delay in writing. But here I am!

Life here in Oregon is progressing. The pieces are falling into place and I am finding my way. I am working with lovely people who are creative and also finding their way in this new world we live in. My guess is that this is happening all over the world as we come out of this pandemic. I am not the only newbie to Oregon working at Mill End and so there is that in common also. Many people have decided this is a good time to change things up in their lives. Are we the brave ones? Or just the most dissatisfied with where we were and wanted something new. I don’t have an answer to that. I just know that for me, things needed to change and although this is not easy, it is full of bright spots and feels like I am doing the right thing… most of the time.

In the last two weeks, I have been through my first Open Studio event here, experienced rain almost everyday, and enjoyed the ever-changing colors of Fall in a landscape so different from anything I have ever experienced. All of it has been grand.

I didn’t get pictures of Open Studio as I had volunteered to do a drawing demo for the gallery and apparently I can’t focus on more than one thing at a time, LOL. Luckily someone took photos of me working, so I do have that. I have been unable to spend much time there as my work schedule conflicts with the gallery schedule. However, my work is up and there are volunteers who are able to work a few days a week and I am grateful for that. Open Thurs. – Sun. which is a shortened schedule because of the pandemic. This is the case for most galleries and small businesses as well.

As I said earlier, it has been raining, at least a little, pretty much everyday now. I actually like it. Everything is fresh and crisp and smells like evergreens. Over the weekend we had a big storm come through with lot’s of wind and rain. Many of the trees lost their leaves and the streets are full of colorful leaves now. We go out walking in the rain and here are a few photos from our walks.

The dogs now have raincoats too. So cute! And they don’t mind the weather at all.

Well I think that about covers it for now. I hope you are well. Thank you for all the letters you write to me. I love hearing from you. I have so little time for phone calls, but I do get up early to catch up on my email. So if you call and I don’t answer, send me an email and I will write back.
Take care and remember, following your heart is not just for some, it is what you were created to do and the world needs you and all that you do.
Have a happy day,

Published by cherylmcdonald

Thank you for taking a little time to get to know me. Making art has been my life, I love to tell stories through words and pictures. I am a multi-media artist working in photography, watercolor, various drawing media, and sometimes digital art.

3 thoughts on “Oregon Life in the Fall of 2021

  1. Cheryl, it sounds like you and your pooches are adjusting well and like you said, things are falling into place. We all need a shake-up to wake up and reevaluate. It takes guts. Love your beautiful pen & ink drawings! The watercolor added to the gourds is pretty, too. Your photos are fun. Bob and I continue to enjoy meeting up for Watercolor Happy Hour with you and the gang. Thanks for providing an artistic outlet for us as we continue to learn to see the world. You have a kind way of teaching.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: