Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, 1

It’s Memorial Day weekend, time for the annual Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, four days of live music, dance, and art. It kicked off yesterday. We love that you can get front row seats if you arrive early and hear music until your ears get full. We’ve heard great local and regional groups in addition to bigger names from further afield. Four days of virtually nonstop entertainment.

The Shook Twins from Portland, a terrific act with great music.

Theme Day: Creative artisan

I chose the Sequim Daily Photo’s resident woodworker as the subject for today’s City Daily Photo theme day. My husband grew up in a home where artistry and self-sufficiency were a given. Need something? Make it. What he has done the most over the years has been woodworking, much of it commercial, and most of it cabinetry. And, like the proverbial shoemaker’s child, I’ve gone barefooted.

If you’ve followed SDP you will know that my husband recently completed constructing the hull of a 12-foot Scamp sailboat. And you may have wondered, “How’s that coming along?” In truth, it hasn’t gotten much further. There was this office – mine – that was just ever so slightly classier than the bricks and boards that kept my life off the floor in my earliest apartments. And though his was only slightly better my office envy resulted in an agreement that he’d complete a functional office for me either before his boat-building class or as soon as it was over. What you see above are the final stages, two ever-so-welcome drawer units. They match a functional work surface, and two open book shelves. I’d proudly post the finished product here except I’m still moving back in. At long last I’m no longer barefooted.

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