Sharing….mom taught me how….still doing it today!

This Friday and Saturday, COMAG (Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild) will be sharing their work, knowledge and enthusiasm with everyone that stops by the Arts Central Gallery for Bend’s First Friday.  Arts Central is located at 875 NW Brooks Street between downtown and Drake Park.  Friday 5pm – 9pm; Saturday 10am – 4pm.

Want more information regarding Bend’s First Fridays?  Here is a listing from Downtown Bend’s website regarding the August First Friday:

For more information on Arts Central – check out their website:

For more information on COMAG – visit our website:

Here are a few images of some of my work you can come and see in person:




Neighbors – you gotta love them…..well especially when they are this awesome!

It is hard when you move 3000 miles away from home and family.  My husband and I moved from Honolulu to Eugene back in 1991 so he could attend the University of Oregon.  I am not sure if we knew it then, but he would be entering into a profession that wouldn’t enable us to move back home.

We have been so lucky, to have always moved into neighborhoods with the most amazing neighbors.  First in Eugene while living in family housing and later when we bought a house.  And, now in Bend, Oregon where we have been living for the past 10 years.

Having that support and of course laughter is priceless.

So, today as I am preparing for Bend’s Summer Fest this weekend, I wanted to thank one of my neighbors who so graciously offered to build me my display furniture.  Chris is a general contractor and looking to branch out into steel furniture fabrication.  So we are hoping for some exposure this weekend.  Here are a few shots of the work in progress and I hope you will come down to the Summer Fest and check it out in person.


A note from the “Day Job”

For those of you that don’t know it, yes, unfortunately I do have a day job.

I am a self employed IT Specialist.

Today – a note from the day job:

Please remember to backup your data on your computers.  And remember to include those files that your backup drive or software may not think about.  Where are your contacts and email stored?  Where does your accounting software (Quickbooks, Quicken, etc.) store your files.  Where are your tax files.

If you have a hard drive failure – you don’t want to find out what you forgot about when it is too late.

And, it isn’t always the hardware’s fault.  I did have one customer loose it all when her puppy lifted his leg and ….you can imagine the rest.