This summer’s book arts activities continued with the Focus on Book Arts Conference, held every other year at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, outside of Portland. I taught two one-day workshops, one on tunnel books and another on carousel books. I had a great group of students, and re-connected with a lot of book arts friends and colleagues.
From there I met my husband Henry and we set off with our friends John and Linda Sneed to camp in southeastern Oregon. Heading eastward along the Columbia River, we then turned south to the Owyhee Reservior where we enjoyed three days of beautiful weather along the lake. From there we drove to the White Horse Ranch, just above the Nevada border. This desert area boasted views of star-filled skies which we enjoyed from the Willow Creek hot springs, and a beautiful walk following the creek. Finally we drove to Delintment Lake for July 4th, where we spent a restful holiday. We had one last day in Portland with John and Linda before heading home. Thanks, friends, for an exciting vacation.