You have just a few days left to get over to Butters Gallery in Portland, Oregon to see an excellent show of encaustic painting by Debra Van Tuinen. The show closes February 28! Debra’s abstracted landscapes are a wonderful respite from the days newspaper headlines and will give you incentive to take that deep breath you know you need so much. My little digital camera and flash don’t do them justice, so be sure to look at the professional images on the gallery web site. Debra’s work is paired with exquisite blown and carved glass work by Alessandro Casson, which is worth the trip alone. Enjoy!