Yes, do you remember me?
As I logged into my website in preparation to write this blog post, I noticed the small remark at the bottom of the page. It read “Remember Me”. Though the statement was about my password, it made me wonder, will you remember me?
Blog Slow Down.
This past year has not been one of my better blogging years. As I remember, things were slow to begin with and, then, I practically stopped writing for the month of August and September. Not surprising, these two months coincide with our move. That is to say, my husband and I have left Talent, OR and moved to Ilwaco, WA.
Hard Getting Started Again.
I thought that when we moved into our new place, it would be easy to pick up the keyboard and start blogging again. Silly me; there is a lot of work to setting up a household. And, my studio space, for example, is only about a third of the way unpacked. I do have my drawing table unpacked. Pencil and paper are always at the ready, so things are looking up.
All that being said, I have wanted to start writing again. Here we go then and, I do hope that you remember me.
Farewell Talent, Oregon.
So, I’d like to say a fond farewell to Talent, OR. I thoroughly enjoyed our seven years there. And, while there, I did some sketches of some of the places around town. I have included a few just for fun.
One of my favorite buildings in town is the old rail depot. I did a few sketches and here is my favorite watercolor and ink version. The forward part of the building as space for a cafe. Currently, it is the home of “Sweet Beet Station”.
The old building that used to be the home of “Funky Fashions” is also a favorite. “Funky Fashions” was owned by our neighbor when we moved in to Talent back in 2012. Since then it has changed businesses a couple of times. Now, it’s the home of “Biscuits and Vinyl”.
Come to think of it, I did do a sketch of one of the gas stations that is still a gas station. The employees were nice and this is one of my favorites.
I will remember Talent and the people who live there with fondness.