Today was another extra special new place of the day (9/19/2010). I can’t believe there is an island around that I hadn’t visited! There is even a bridge there, so it’s not like it’s difficult. Raft Island is home to three artists in the Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour 2010. There was Pen & Ink artist Mike Neil (#7), Kate Larsson (watercolors), Patrice Bruzas collage/sumi), Sharon Carr (paintings) #8 combined and Doug Fillbach, art glass(#9).
Raft Island is pretty much a residential community with many of the properties having water views. Information about it can be found here http://raftisland.org/
The Open Studio Tour was lots of fun. We didn’t get to all of them, but the ones we did visit were gracious and very talented, Information on the annual tour can be found here. http://www.gigharboropenstudiotour.org/
I thought the new place of the day was going to be the Blazing Onion Restaurant where we had lunch. It is a normal sized restaurant space with good food. I walked through the restaurant and counted 14 large TVs! That includes the ones in the restrooms. Remember when we’d go eat a meal together and talk? I’m just saying.