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Imagination Salons

Imagintation Salon: Water

This month I took a slightly different direction with my Imagination Salon. The theme was water and I decided I really wanted to get out on the water a part of it. So E and I took the ferry over to Bainbridge island and, shivering in the autumnal wind, admired …

Fire

Imagination Salon: Fire

My latest Imagination Salon was inspired by fire. Summer is a time of fire, when the days are long and warm and fruit is ripening in the sun’s heat. For those of us who no longer heat our houses with fire and may not even have a fireplace, summer is …

Imagination Salon: The Greening World

Nature is on that cusp of summer where everything is full of green vitality. Last Friday my sister and I wandered through Ravenna Park and discussed nature, creativity, art and summer. Later we picnicked under a tree and read each other passages those same topics. One that I read was …

Tulips at Pike Place

Imagination Salon: Spring

April’s Imagination Salon was a spontaneous evening of food and friends. My friend E was visiting and late on Sat afternoon my sister and M and E and I decided to create an evening. We started with Lemon Curd filled Cream Puffs as our inspiration, because I am developing the …

Imagination Salon: Air

My Imagination Salon for March had the theme of “Air.” What I really wanted to do was go somewhere high and windy, but the weather and time constraints made that impractical. Instead I watched “Winged Migration” – a documentary on migrating birds. In a way it was as much about …

Picture of candles and flowers..

Imagination Salon: Romance

In honor of Valentine’s Day I decided to have romance be the topic of this month’s imagination salon. I pondered what romance is as I prepared for it and I came up with some ideas – nothing conclusive – but intriguing none the less. To me romance is a sensory …

Image of candle, book and wine glass

Imagination Salon: Darkness

What is an Imagination Salon? I discovered when I attempted to gather a group of people together to find out, we all have very different ideas. My initial invitation read: Networking is good – but we’re artists first and without inspiration and creativity what’s the point of having an audience? Tonight we …