That's my new friend, Jo Reimer, in her studio out in Portland, OR. We spent a day together last week. Actually it was like we knew each other for a long time, having been introduced by a friend of a friend and been on each other's blogs & emailing for a couple months now!
I have to admit I have been hedging on doing this blog post because where do I begin!!!??? I was so overwhelmed with the caliber of her artwork & her WOW studio filled with art books, collages, paintings, quilts, encaustics, materials, supplies, equipment, great work surfaces & how about that NEON !
Creativity and art collection flowed throughout her northwest style contemporary home. I was so engrossed in the total experience that I neglected to take all but a couple photos!
We had lunch at the Hands on Cafe at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. Click here to take a look at this fabulous school. What a great website!!! On Home page don't miss clicking on Craft is...and then make art.
Click here to see Jo's wonderful blog. Jo also participated in the Sketchbook Project 2011 and you can see her sketchbook on her blog. Look for it in the right side column - a trip across Oregon east to west-in photo & collage. Just super creative! Click here to see her Sketchbook Project profile page about her + her portfolio.
To complete the perfect day Nelson and I returned in the evening for a wonderful dinner & conversation with Jo & Gerald Reimer, Bob & Anne West & perhaps you know this person, Luis & Pat Palau. Did I get a photo. No! Once again overwhelmed !