Sam has been a friend for 35 years! We met long ago when she and her late husband lived in Alameda, CA. Jim was my DH's best friend. They worked at the same place, lived together, had dogs and a garden, and played beautiful music together.
That music followed us for years and years...
Jim and Sam eventually moved to her parents land in Glide, Oregon,
and we followed to visit. Mostly on 4ths of July's
to participate in Sam's family fun!
Here is Sam in her art studio, working on a little book about our grand daughter, Allie, for my birthday. I am the proud owner of many such pieces of Sam's art!
and this is the portal to her small room studio packed
with art supplies!
Sam's take on life is everywhere!
... as is her love of things old and reusable!
It's all quite wonderful from every perspective ...
Life has not always been a bed of roses for Sam, but her attitude is exceptional and she is a great role model for me!
Sam's guest room is better than any Bed and Breakfast I have stayed in anywhere. This is the view at the end of our bed!
And this is the view looking to the right!
Now you are in the kitchen!
And the counter that separates kitchen and dining room sports some of Sam's metal art!
This piece is in the living room!
And this is a box full of little books Sam has made, just some of them!
Being at Sam's is like being on a treasure hunt, and every turn you take finds just that, another TREASURE!
Next I will post photos from Sam's gardens! Her artistry spills over to outdoors in beautiful and creative ways! It's such a pleasure to spend time with her there.
Sam does not have a blog or a website. She just recently posted a piece of her art on Facebook. But maybe if you all shout out real loud to her she'll create a blog where we can all continue to see what she is creating!!! Help me encourage her in that direction, because the world is missing out!
Love you Sam!!!!