Friday, March 23, 2007

More lighthouses

Well, this time around it's 3 weeks instead of 3 months, so I guess that's a sign of progress. This is the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. Towering above the western-most point in Oregon, 9 miles north of Port Orford off U.S. 101, it is the oldest standing lighthouse on the Oregon coast. It was commissioned in 1870 to aid shipping generated by gold mining and lumber industry. Clifftop location is 245 feet above the ocean, and the tower rises an additional 59 feet. Automated equipment was installed by U.S. Coast Guard in 1980.
There are ten Lighthouses along the Oregon coast, seven of which are open to the public, and one that is a private residence. Lighthouse portraits make excellent gifts for all occasions. Look for your favorite lighthouse or collect the whole series. My Lighthouse note cards are available as a package of 10 cards of the featured lighthouse, or as an assortment, each package containing 1 of each rendering, plus an extra card of the featured lighthouse, in this case Cape Blanco. To see more of the lighthouses, stay tuned to the blog, or visit my website at:

Friday, March 02, 2007

Back again! Umpqua River Lighthouse

Well, I certainly didn't think that over 3 months would slide by between posts, but it sure has. Now I've forgotten everything that I was just getting the hang of and will have to start all over again. It has definitely been a busy 3 months. I did a number of Holiday shows, culminating in the Best of the Northwest at the Portland Convention Center in December, and then right after the Holidays, jumped into the Portland Gift Show, also at the Convention Center. This proved to be a very good show for me, as I was picked up by Made in Oregon, the largest local retailer in the state (not counting the national chains). As a matter of fact, I'm getting their first order ready to ship now. Anyway, to get things rolling again, today's post will be of one of the lighthouses that I completed during the past 3 months, which now completes my series of nine Oregon Coast Lighthouses. I'll post the complete series over the next week or so.