2nd Annual Wedding Expo at the Commons at Fort Worden on Saturday, March 1. Admission & parking free, show runs 11-3. Nearly 40 vendors including Deja View Photography. Vintage wedding fashion show at 1 pm sponsored by The Wandering Wardrobe.
I'm really excited about the show & have several new products I'll have on display. Stop by my table & enter my drawing for a complimentary year subscription to Martha Stewart Wedding.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
This is the second year for the Fort to hold this event and I think they plan to have over 30 Wedding vendors including, Port Townsend florist like Holly's Fine Flowers, Willow Wind Farm and Gardens plus Petals Flower Shop. Cake and bakery vendors include Safeway, It Takes The Cakes, Sweet Laurette's Cafe and Seashell Cakes. Port Townsend Wedding planner Karle Coppenrath who owns Weddings by Design will be there to answer questions about her services. Daily Pottery Bird another local business will also have a display. There will be several local musicians, wedding officiants and Posh Hair Salon just to mention a few of the local businesses in attendance from 11-3 at the Commons Building at the Fort. Admission is free as is parking so no need for a Discovery Pass if interested in attending the show.
This will be the second year I have attending displaying images from my photography business, Deja View Photography. I'm excited about sharing some of the beautiful custom wedding albums I have designed as well as lots of new products I will be offering my clients this year. Stop by my display and enter to win a one year subscription to Martha Stewart Weddings.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Apollo is available at the Humane Society of Jefferson County. The shelter is located here in Port Townsend and open from Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5. You can call the shelter at (360) 385-3292.
Kitsap Bank donates $10K to Port Townsend Main Street - Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader: Columns
Monday, February 3, 2014
Saturday I took a class at the Co Lab here in Port Townsend. The class was sponsored by Hospice of Jefferson Health. The writing class titled Sorrow Words and was taught by Sheila Bender, a local author who lost her son several years ago in a snow boarding accident. My partner, Don, died suddenly of a heart attack 12 years ago. I wanted to explore ways to inspire and improve my writing so decided to signed up for the class. The workshop was not a poetry class but writing style Shelia encouraged us to explore was more similar to writing a poem vs an essay. The workshop was not a sad activity for me but a joyful activity recalling all I once had and have in my life. I facilitate a small bereavement here in Port Townsend so I hope to share some of the writing techniques I learned with the women in my support group.
I really enjoyed the class and would love to take another writing class with Sheila. Here is a link to her website with lists of upcoming classes and books she has written.
The piece I shared below is from an assignment yesterday. We were to look out our classroom window and describe what we saw, then ask a question, next add parts of some dream we have had, a memory of the person we have lost and something from earlier in the day. I really had fun writing this one.
Brief Moments of Grief
Dark night, stormy seas, alone on deck, my watch at the helm. Left to fend for myself. He said I couldn't live without him. The wave hit, the boat rolled slowly and slipped below the water.
At the sink washing dinner dishes. He grabs me from behind unexpectedly. He twirls me around, then holds me close in his arms, we dip and swirl. I throw my head back and laugh, he smiles and kisses me softly. The dog jumps and barks. Pacing and turning circles with us, not wanting to be left out of the magical moment.
Running late, making time for coffee, sitting watching a pair of resident squirrels performing their daily aerobatic routine, jumping limb to limb. The dogs lay at my feet in anticipation.