Friday, April 30, 2010

Boats as Art

The recent Wooden Boat Show in Depoe Bay was a hoot, with lots of boats on display, food and beverages, vendor and information booths - including the Port of Toledo's - which featured live boatbuilding demonstrations, and a crab feed! Here is a shot of the bow of an exceptional boat with inlaid turquoise and coral. Amazing, huh?
This guy was having a great time... he looks very relaxed.
There were quite a few boats on display there... and this sign:
... was on this boat.
Lots of pretty boats to see.
And chat about.
The bagpiper played for a long time, it was awesome.
The Depoe Bay Chamber does a great job of putting on this event. The organizers have been a huge help to the Port of Toledo in getting our own Wooden Boat Show off the ground. Salud!

Agate Windows

The GraceNotes have been busy lately, singing at assisted living facilities around the county. We have a few more gigs coming up and booking plenty more for summer. Woo hoo! Last Sunday we sang at the Yachats Presbyterian Church, where we found the most interesting windows. Unpolished beach agates are embedded in resin sheets and make up these windows.





The texture of the resin makes it look like a watercolor painting. Beautiful!

By the way, the GraceNotes have a nice new website. Check it out!