4-28-17  Starting to gather stuff for my trip.  I leave in a few days.  If you live in Amsterdam, Milan, Zurich or Brussels –let me know — we could have a coffee or beer together.

I have been emailing with Jim Henterly who is an artist and fire lookout.  Great combination.  He will be manning Desolation Peak in the North Cascades again this summer.  In the past he has taught a variety of subjects at WWU art school and has been generous in giving me a few tips.  He has an etsy webpage @ riversway.  One of his artforms is also a “miniaturist” style— he paints faces on sewing spools.  check it out….really cool !

here:      https://www.etsy.com/shop/R