The sun did peek out for a bit I spent last weekend in Canon Beach, for the town's "Spring Art Unveiling" event, a very popular weekend where many of the galleries and stores are open late--showing new art work, serving wine and hors d'oeuvres and having artist demonstrations. Some galleries actually cover the new artwork, and "unveil" it over the weekend.
I was at Dragonfire gallery where my work is, each day for a few hours. I had many interesting conversations with people there to experience the event, plus some that didn't know it was happening and were pleasantly surprised. My new piece was in the Zen Garden, with other artists. The theme for the show was "Garden."
When I wasn't at the gallery, I was hanging out at this amazing rental house we found, ten of us ladies having fun, taking photos, playing the board game Apples to Apples, drinking wine and watching the Blazer game.
Even though it was mostly a misty, drizzly weekend, we had a really nice treat in town, which is the hot chocolate at the Chocolate Cafe. They sell chocolates there from all over the world, beautifull handmade chocolates, plus Mayan hot chocolate, which has a spicy kick to it, with a dollop of real cream on top. But wow, those last few sips are really powerful! Made my eyes water, they were a tad spicy! I also like running next door to pick up some seafood and chowder at Ecola Seafoods. Canon Beach has a lot to offer. We went to Haystack rock on the beach, where the puffins were said to be, but bigger birds were keeping them away. We also stopped at Icefire Glassworks. If you love beautiful glassware, check it out. They have amazing, unique pieces there that have incredible depth and color.
All in all, a relaxing, low key trip. I'll be back at the end of June for another festival there. These are taken with my iPad, and are a little blurry. Of all the things for a photographer to leave at the house--my camera!