Hello, Goodbye: Ghosts and Shadows

annuciation, ecaustic montype on janpaniese kozu rice paper, 12 x 12

Annunciation, encaustic monotype on Japanese Kofu rice paper,    12″ x 12″

Michele Sabatier’s show at Karuna Contemplative Living includes twenty encaustic  monoprints inspired by “meditation on beginnings, endings, and their cyclical natures that often blur the distinction between the two.” Using naturally derived pigments with beeswax and damar resin, she incorporates objects left behind by the tide to print and emboss on rice paper. The show runs through January.

To see more of Michele’s work, visit http://www.msabatier.com

Karuna Contemplative Living

1725 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR

Mon-Fri 10am-3pm; Sat 11am-5pm, Sun closed


Cows Around the World



Rescued: Thailand  Pastel, 18 x 24″

Marty Urman displays pastels at the Portland Bottle Shop in January and February 2019. Her long love of cows is captured in her colorful images. “Rescued: Thailand” (above) is a cow from a non-profit animal sanctuary in Chang Mai, Thailand. The Elephant Nature Park supports one hundred retired and maimed elephants, several hundred dogs, and other needy livestock. Despite her damaged horn, this gal looks very content! Other images are from Costa Rica, Mexico, Ireland and the USA.


The Portland Bottle Shop

7960 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202

Open Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm