Thursday, May 8, 2008

Columbia River Take Two

These are rest of my sketches from the Columbia River cruise with my mom. Man made Stonehenge in Oregon. In Astoria there are these brillant green pilings in the water. They are covered with algae or moss and are beautiful in the sunlight.
Always ask if they have a stamp. I like the addition they make to my pages. This page is bits and pieces at the Museum of the Columbia River Gorge. The wooden carved sturgeon was about 10 ft. long. Yikes!
At the Maryhill Museum there were two rooms of chess sets. They were very stunning, eveything from art deco, golds and silvers to ivory and wooden carved sets.
The last day of touring was at Fort Clatsop and the Maritime Museum in Astoria. I tied all my sketches together with strands of coloful glass trading beads. It was a fun trip. I will definately plan a cruise with Cruise West in Alaska.

Robert Bateman Sketchbook 6"x 10"
Pen and Watercolor

9 comments:

Sandy said...

what fabulous pages,sounds like a great cruise - Alaska will be great too.

Sandy said...

what fabulous pages,sounds like a great cruise - Alaska will be great too.

mARTa said...

What great adventures you are having Debbie! So. Cal seems kinda boring compared to your trips to Costa Rica, the river cruise and future plans! I joined the Bowers last week (waiting for my packet). I joined as a student and can't wait to take advantage for the tickets to the Terra Cotta Warriors....I missed them in London and so happy they are coming to boring so. cal! LOL! Thanks for stopping by to visit and comment. My life has been so busy lately but hope to slow down a bit by summer...then again not.

Margaret Ann said...

Oh what joy your journal pages exude!!! I love every little treasure you left for us to find! Wonderful! :)

Martha said...

These pages are so fun! Sounds like a great trip - I am impressed with how much sketching you got in. You're an intrepid SketchCrawler!

SCquiltaddict said...

These are just great...love the comparison of the bridges to Stonehenge...wonder what humans in the future will think of our bridges! Great series!!!

Ann said...

Fascinating pages! Makes me want to travel too. You do such an incredible job with these journals, and I love the stamp worked into the page. I will remember that the next time i visit somewhere memorable.

Juanita (Jan) said...

I'm just checking to see if you utilized any of your creativity exercises that you learned in Costa Rica on your recent Columbia River trip. :) Beautiful sketches!

trailbee said...

The pages are beautiful and I know the trip must have been great. We were in that area 20 years ago, and it was stunning.