Sunday, August 25, 2019

Mirra Meyer Batik Art Show

Mirra Meyer (1942-2019)

Below are some of the batik art pieces that are being shown at Mirra's show in a gallery in downtown Portland, this summer.  I photographed her artist statement and an explanation of the process of making a batik, so people can know a little about her and what she did throughout the 1970s and a lot of the 1980s. (She was my partner Jarrett's mother.)

The last photo is one that Jarrett found of her working.  (It is in the first photo below, but I wanted to show it you as the actual photo.) 

Hope you enjoy the show. 
(Feel free to enjoy a glass of wine as you browse!) 

Here is Jarrett's blog post he wrote about her work back in April, soon after she past:

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Channeling my inner Ansel Adams (at Yosemite)

Playing around with my Yosemite photos, in Lightroom, and decided I needed to make some of them into black and white photos.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Welcome to Yosemite Valley! 

Let's begin our journey with some details.


Mt. Broderick (left), Liberty Cap (center), and the back of Half Dome (peaking between), all three towering over Nevada Falls! 

On top of Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

We saw this bird and this flowering shrub, in the main part of the Village. 
(Still identifying them)

Everywhere I looked, something different appeared!

Mirror Lake 
(Between Half Dome and North Dome)

Dead trees in front of El Capitan.

Half dome from a different viewpoint. 
(From the top of Sentinel Dome)

On top of Sentinel Dome

Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

Wolf lichen on conifer

The fauna was showing its diversity while we were there! Even new species of animals I have never seen before!

The flora was beautiful and diverse, too! 

Pine tree and El Capitan

Farewell for now!