Northwest Winter Palette

Gazing on my treasured bone collection, I see a soft light green patina has grown.  They used to be stark white, bleached by the San Juan Mountain air and intense sunlight.  I often work with a “memory palette,” yet last month’s work exhibits a new flavor, a new vision, one of moss and damp and slow quiet growth.  I like this.  

What pulls and pushes your palette?  Do we actually choose, or do we actually get pulled by a beckoning overall ambiance?

Image©Cherilyn SunRidge, “Compassionate Conspiracy,” 16″x16,” acrylic, available at

Light of the Day! Cherilyn

Affirmative Poetry Reading

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 6:30 pm

Rain or Shine Coffee House, 5941 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97206

Slate tomorrow evening to join me, poet Robert Leverenz, and the Oregon Writers Colony!  I will be reading works from “Nothing Is As It Was~Every Day is Remarkable and Remakable.”  It promises to be an insightful, uplifting, fun evening in the beautiful Rain or Shine Coffee House.  See you there!

Image©Cherilyn SunRidge, “Love Spoken Here,” 19″x26,” available through Story Art Portfolio