Man! It has been a while since I posted.  I’d like to say I have been wonderfully busy-out doing amazing things, saving people from fires, or learning welding-you know, the exciting stuff…but I haven’t. I’ve been remodeling the house slowly and hitting the road (albeit less than I would like). Yes, my house is eating my social life!

I have been working on a wall of cupboards in the kitchen, and working with my friend Nate who has been remodeling my bathroom to give it that spa like feel I had always wanted for my home. So day by day, hour by hour, home depot trip by home depot trip my house is becoming more functional, better looking and just overall cooler.

I’ve also been crafting up a storm, buying and fixing up a new antique cupboard to hold my fabrics and have been busy sketching out designs for fun baby blankets. This of course has meant numerous trips to the fabric store.

hmmm…What else has been going on…

I had a wonderful trip through Oregon and California at the start of May-pics to come. We spent 10 days hiking, caving and rock climbing-I even squeezed in time to hit an awesome craft store-Taterpatch quilts in Merrill Oregon.

People keep asking what the wedding/baby/new house updates are.  I always laugh when I hear this. We’re still working out the dates, but keep getting side tracked by everything else life brings our way. I’ll keep you all updated as we figure that out. After 14  years, we’re in no rush. 🙂

Show-wise, I am taking a small break from showing my work after hanging in Big Al’s for 2 months-I did sell a huge print of an old series but am enjoying the spare time I have lately. On a happy note, I am doing bartering these days. An amazing gardener needs photography done for her website, and I have no idea how to garden-other than the stick in the ground and hope it survives. While it’s OK looking out there, I know it could be amazing, so Allyson will be teaching me the ropes on how to sustain my own garden. I’ll have to add pics from that to the blog too.

For tonight, I think that is about all the updates I have. Its back to the back room for more sketching and some tea before bed.

Cheers, Raina

Crazy making

Its been a busy few weeks, with a lot of crazy making. I have been trying to get things done around the house, but I am finding it increasingly hard to stay in when it is SO beautiful outside. This has yielded two great things: The gardens are almost all done (and early too!), and I have 230 new shots from one weekend. Insert happy sigh here!  Its nice when you can turn a drive home from a birthday party into a series of photos.

If you haven’t been, Port Gamble and Port Townsend are amazing this time of year. It was in the high 50’s, low 60’s and sunny. The Sunday market was in full swing, and Conor, Mia and I had the windows down and the radio up.  What more could a girl want? 🙂

Stay tuned for some pictures, and an updated calendar. It’s looking like this summer is going to be filled with some great shows.  I’ll also be posting some great events from other artists and South Park-just to round out the fun.

I hope everyone has been having a fabulous spring, I know I have!



Mia and flowers part of my crazy making