Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest


It is Christmas.  The year is winding down and I've been thinking about all that has happened in twelve short months.  One thing this last year was not and that was milk toast.   It has been a challenge, a real roller coaster ride but I've managed to come through it and I'm grateful.  

I am especially grateful to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.  
I feel safe here.  I was born here.  My daughter is here. My parents were laid to rest here.  I spend my adult life painting here and I will probably die here.  There are worse fates. 
     

The view from the top of Mt. Erie, Anacortes, WA; Kathleen Faulkner


The view from my studio, Anacortes, WA;  Kathleen Faulkner


Forest Lands, Anacortes, WA;  Kathleen Faulkner


Eagle Convention, Edison, WA;  Kathleen Faulkner


Geese, Skagit Flats;  Kathleen Faulkner


Skagit Flats;  Kathleen Faulkner


Cormorants, Guemes Channel, Anacortes, WA;
Kathleen Faulkner


Guemes Ferry Dock, Anacortes, WA;  Kathleen Faulkner




Heading back to Anacortes from Sinclair
Island;  Kathleen Faulkner