Friday, September 21, 2018

Five on Friday - Around Eugene / Whiteaker Neighborhood












Tim & I been emptying the storage unit all week 
& getting ready to have a yard sale.

During a break, we had a leisurely walk
around one of our favorite eccentric neighborhoods, 
Whitaker.

Looking forward to getting back to some artwork soon, 
but probably not until InkTober time (October 1).

Hope to see you then.



41 comments:

  1. Your photos are simply fabulous, my friend! What unique things surround you :) Have a lovely weekend. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. The atmosphere in Eugene inspires the artist within everyone here.

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  2. What an interesting neighbourhood!

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    1. It is, Christine.
      There is lots around town to make you smile.

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    1. Thank you, Tanza.
      Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!

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  4. Hello Chris,
    Nice pictures. Funny that fencing with a bicycle.
    And what an art of work on the tree.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. Thanks, Marco. Yes, I've seen bicycles in fencing and even a bicycle in a tree.
      And there are lots of carvings on trees. Some pretty talented people...

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  5. A yard sale? Are you selling the pink gate? Isn't it wonderful!

    Lovely paintings.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you, Victor. If I had a pink gate, I just might keep it :}
      God bless YOU!

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  6. How wonderful! I love the colors and whimsy....can't wait to see what you do in October!

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    1. Thanks, Debra.
      Oh, boy - October. Fingers crossed, but daily scribbles are easier than doing daily paintings :}

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  7. Chris, I love these! I'll have to show Jim. We have Life Is Beautiful going on here and I'm trying to talk him into braving the crowd so we can see the work by Bordalo II (even though he made some cracks about Las Vegas that annoyed me). If the art is worth the trip, I won't hold his comments against him:) Happy Saturday! Good luck with your yard sale!

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    1. Thanks, Candy.
      I heard Life is Beautiful is one heck of a party and I can't image how awesome it is to see Bordallo II's work in person. I am impressed with Wyland's murals, but this artist's street sculptures take it up a notch, for sure. If you go, please take photos...
      The yard sale prep will continue until the first weekend in Oct. We have out of town company coming - getting ready for that, too.

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  8. How bizarre and weird...

    I love the mosaic!

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    1. Sandi, I love the mosaic, too.
      This town is full of "colorful" little neighborhoods. Mine is pretty "normal."

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  9. love when areas have a lot of public art like this :) more places need this, it makes people happy to look at :)

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    1. You know, it does seem to make people happy, Jennifer. This neighborhood attracts locals and out-of-towners like a magnet. People aren't afraid to put their creativity out there & there is lots of foot traffic, great restaurants, music, ...
      We have a leftover "hippie" community here, too. You can see their influence all around town.

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  10. An Artsy neighborhood Chris!!!!!! Glad you shared these with us!!!!! Have a wonderful day....

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    1. Thanks, Hilda. Yes, it is a fun neighborhood to visit. Mine seems boring in comparison.
      Hope you had a great weekend!!

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely neighborhood! All the best!

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    1. Glad you liked the photos, Carol. It is a neighborhood very close by, but not exactly where I live.
      I live by the purple school...

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  12. Dear Chris, I hope you'll enjoy life fully. Many people are awaiting your new art work! Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thank you so much, Sadami. We will enjoy life more fully when we get rid of our "stuff." Wish us luck.

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  13. emptying the store is tiring job Chris and you deserve break to refresh your mind!

    you have wonderful and really interesting neighborhood ,these images are so amusing:)

    enjoy and stay serene and creative my friend!

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    1. Glad you liked the images, Baili.
      And thank you for the encouragement.
      Wishing you a very happy week!!

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  14. Thanks so much for showing your neighbourhod Chris - what fabulous and fun pieces which are sure to inspire and bring a smile to all that see them :)
    Good luck with the clear out and sale - I'm having a clear out too and my lounge is currently full of books and clothes for the local charity shop.
    Gill xx

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    1. Yes, Gill, the neighborhood is pretty colorful. We have enjoyed exploring it.
      Best of luck with your clear out!!

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  15. It's my kind of town Chris. I love all the creative freedom and expression!

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  16. Wonderful impressions! What a cool toen! Hope the sale was a success!
    Hugs, Susi

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    1. Thanks, Susi.
      The sale is still coming - next weekend. Fingers crossed.

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  17. Oh gosh, what a creative neighbourhood. I love the cat house and the pink gate.
    Great photos, Chris.

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  18. A luxury and a pleasure to walk through those neighborhoods so well decorated and creative.
    Congratulations.
    Greetings.

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  19. Looks like you live in a very artistic neighborhood. Love that pink bike gate. Chris will be looking forward to seeing your ink work in October. Hugs!

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  20. Seems to be the perfect place for somebody creative like you :-) Very inspiring.

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  21. I love your photographs.
    Your neighbourhood looks so colourful.

    Enjoy the up-coming weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  22. Thank you, Sheila, Jose, Debbie, Jane and Jan.
    Whiteaker neighborhood is a great place to get inspired.

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  23. Quite original pictures, I love looking at those! Art of all kind.....I guess you must be anxious to start painting again. Meanwhile good luck with your yard sale. Thanks again my dear Chris for your constant support! A big 🤗 hug

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    1. Thank you so much, Helen. I hate to see your painting challenge end. Your work has been awesome!
      Hope to see lots of you on your blog in the coming months!
      Big hugs back to you!

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  24. Very interesting is the mammoth house...and I like the mosaics very much! Ulrike

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