Cheryl Matson of the Pratt Fine Arts Center works on a portable flame working station to demonstrate how to make a glass fish before diving into other courses held at the center.
Attribution: David Szakaly. Recently it has become trendy to pronounce the CompuServe image file format GIF as gift without the ‘t’. The inventor of the file format, Steve Wilhite, pronounces it as Jiff, like the peanut butter. “The creators of the format pronounced GIF as “jif” with a soft “G” /ˈdʒɪf/ as in “gin”. Steve…
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Glassblowing circa 1943 This was the year my parents were married. The traditional and modern manufacture of glass, glass research, and its applications. Britain has attained a leading position in the manufacture of glass. Sand purification is carried out on a considerable scale. There are shots of furnaces, of bubbling molten glass, of glass being…
I have seen this before driving the “back way to our house from I-5 via Gillespie Corners to the Loraine Highway. This is the first time I stopped to take a picture. I thought this exemplifies Oregon pretty well: Random Acts of Weirdness. It’s not for sale. It serves no purpose that to enrich and entertain passer’s by. There is no retail business advertised, that I know of. Just Random Oregon-ness.
A tiny taste of what Oregon has to offer. Living here you sometimes take the beauty for granted.
I discovered that this pendant has hidden charms. If you look really close, like right next to your eye, with a light behind it you see this:
Not for sale butterfly pendant