Monday, July 29, 2019

A Blogging Fiasco

Friends - Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper

Last month, I downloaded & deleted the blog because I intended on making some big changes in it.  As it went, I got humbled, so I am back on Blogger.  Blogger allowed me to  republish the downloaded blog, but would not let me use the same blog title. Why? I don't know.

And I lost every follower because those connections are attached to the old blog title.

BUT I kept the reading list, so I hope to reconnect with blogging friends.

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Hope your summer is going well, and that you're staying cool.

Here in Eugene, the temps have been hot lately, so we've been taking trips to the Oregon coast (about 60 miles / 96 km).


Tim and I also did some exploring in the opposite direction (central Oregon).  He was a good sport and wandered around Sisters, Oregon with me during their annual Outdoor Quilt Show - 1300 quilts! 

Saw this driving over the Cascade Mountains to Sisters.



The quilts were hung everywhere - on buildings, in parks, on racks in streets and inside businesses.

There are at least 10 quilt / fabric stores in this small town; fiber artist heaven.


So between lots of field trips, a few online classes, and visits from out of town company, it's been a nice summer.   I hope you're enjoying it, too!



37 comments:

  1. I'm glad to be able to follow your blog again, Chris! I like your work and follow your techniques. Very good summer, although it is very hot as here in Barcelona.
    Good week ;)

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    1. Thank you, Artur! I'm happy to be back. Try to stay cool & have a very good week :)

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  2. Great to see you back Blogging. Love your paintings.

    When you paint on "rice paper" is this real rice paper as in cooking? Does it not deteriorate with time?

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you, Victor :)
      Edible rice paper is usually made from rice flour (pulverized grains), a little starch, salt & water.
      The art / craft rice paper is made from the pith or bark of the rice plant, mulberry or hemp plants. It does not deteriorate.
      God bless YOU, Victor.

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    2. Thank you Chris for your reply.

      God bless.

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  3. Hi Chris, I'm glad to see other blogs around here and to enjoy your work.
    Greetings.

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  4. Wonderful photos, great to have you back☺

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  5. Hello Chris,
    Good you are back.
    I saw the link of your blog was not active. But now I knew why.
    Wonderful paint you show again. So amazing how you can do this so well.
    And very nice pictures. Great to see the Cascade mountains.

    Big hug, Marco

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  6. Wonderful photos and your water coloured batik, as always, is fabulous ....
    so good to find and follow you again Chris.. I wondered what had happened to your blog and I only found you again when I saw a recent comment on someone elses blog I follow and then back tracked you here - phew! :)
    Gill x

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    1. Thanks, Gill! Yes, I messed up so badly. When I looked at my downloaded version of the blog, I only saw a bunch of computer gibberish, so it is a relief to see it back :)

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  7. How amazing to have a reliable climate where you can hang 1300 quilts outdoors.
    I've run out of superlatives for your paintings. This is magical, it captures the way young people "hang" together and the way they dress and have their hair-styles. You would know just from their backs that these were young people and I love the blues.
    I'm so glad you are back in Blogland and not lost for ever inside Instagram.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sheila!
      That show has been going on for over 40 years. It's in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains. so it is very dry there.
      Instagram - short & sweet, but there's nothing like blogging...

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  8. So pleased to see you back blogging.
    I always love to see your paintings and the different techniques you use.

    I also enjoy your photographs :)

    Have a great week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I'm glad to be back & visiting your blog, too :)

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  9. You crazy woman, you deleted your blog!!!!! But what a luck that he is back...and your old followers will all find you again soon! I had already read it at Insta...
    I've been doing less blog posts myself since I joined Instagram, but I'll stick with it.
    You can show much more, as you show the beautiful photos of the sea in Oregon today ... and report about the wonderful quilt exhibition!
    The 3 girlfriends are a fantastic art again, I think the idea to show them from behind is great!
    best regards Ulrike

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  10. Thank you, Ulrike!
    I'm glad you are still doing your blog. Reading your blog is like opening a beautiful magazine, and I've learned so much from it!
    Big hug to you!

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  11. So glad you keep pn blogging Chris.I love your gorgeous watercolor batik. That's so expressive.Wow! I will follow you when I join in my desktop, can't find an option to follow here on my cellphone.
    What a paradise for fabric artist's ! Simply terrific!
    Enjoy August and stay creative!
    Big hugs, Susi xxx

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    1. Thank you, Susi. Yes, it was a paradise for fabric artists. I thought about making a quilt, but then came to my senses:) Maybe in the winter...
      Big hug back to you, Susi!

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  12. How frustrating about the blog, now following along. Beautiful batik on rice paper, just beautiful. What a quilt fest at Sisters.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Yes, people from all over the country (& world) were there for week long events (classes, lectures, demos) though the quilts were only displayed on one day. It was lots of fun.

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  13. Przepięknie malujesz!!! Pozdrawiam

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    1. Bardzo dziękuję! Ty też pięknie malujesz :)

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  14. You have a beautiful blog..keep blogging!

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  15. Hello, Chris,
    I'm so glad you're back. But you know that :)
    Your new rice paper batik has become incredibly beautiful. I admire your talent. And good that you are busy again with the batiks. Yesterday I had a visit from a woman who also paints. When she saw the zebra up there in my room, she was more than excited. Just like me. You really can do a lot, but with the paper batiks you always go beyond yourself.... No, that's not fair Your drawings also have their very own Chris charm.
    Enough of admiration :)
    After almost 3 months break I started to paint again - and that does me sooo good. Now I also have to come back to blogging....
    Hugs Beate

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    1. Well, Beate, we are members of the Mutual Admiration Society :) I'm thrilled that you are getting back to blogging, and I know you are refreshed after spending so much time in your lovely garden. Hope that sparks some new creative ideas, though you really don't need any help.
      And thank you for the lovely compliment, my friend. Big hugs back to you!!!

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  16. These three friends are amazing! Your watercolor batiks on rice paper are always excellent!
    I was offline for a long time and when I searched you I did not find your blog! Now I read on Susis's blog your comment and came back to you - I missed you!!
    Warm greetings, Rike

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    1. Thank you so much, Rike! I'm happy to see that you are back making beautiful things (like Jenny)!

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  17. I love the watercolor batik! Wandering around looking at gorgeous quilts sounds like fun. Just to torture myself, I asked Alexa for the current temperature in Sisters. She said it's 73 degrees. Sounds perfect! Glad to hear Tim was a good sport:) Actually, I had no doubt of it. He always sounds nice when you mention him on your blog.

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  18. Beautiful. Happy you're back.

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  19. I've been awol from my blog but, it's great to see your awesome work. Im finally going to frame my Lemon in a blue chinese bowl after having in propped against the wall in its cellophane sleeve! The reason. We just painted our entire downstairs and I'm going to shake up the art!

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  20. Chris I have you back on my side bar. Having been away I didn't realize that your blog was not working. Love your painting...so beautiful and the title says it all. The quilt show looks like it was wonderful. Beautiful photos. Hugs!

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