Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Posts Categorized / Artistic Endeavors

Willamette Valley Music Fest

This post is for the locals. This weekend, May 17-18 is the Willamette Valley Music Fest. In its 38th year, Music Fest features over 30 bands on two stages, an art expo, food vendors and beer and wine concessions. Sponsored by the UO Cultural Forum it is free to everyone! There’s a wide variety of read more

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Pay it Forward

I found this here, who found it here, who found it…okay, I won’t actually continue any further back, but I am going to take the challenge up. Here’s the deal: I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I read more


Doing vs. Discussing

A big part of why I don’t blog as much as I used to is that I spend a lot of my internet time doing research for other big things going on right now. No, I am not going to have a baby, just to clarify things. Let’s just say it will be great in read more


Out of Habit.

I have totally fallen out of the habit of writing in the blog. There have been lots of goings-on so I’ll do my best to update things here. For starters, we’re married. photo taken by sara. TheBoy is also now TheHusband and apart from being able to call him that (which I do with remarkable read more



Sheep sculptures. As far as I can tell, their bodies are wrapped with telephone cords. I like this a lot, both in direct imagery [the cord makes a great wool-y texture] and also in the artistic implications of a flock of sheep made of telephone parts. I’m not entirely sure who created these, I found read more