About the Author
Peggy Sue McRae

Local artist Peggy Sue McRae has lived on San Juan Island most of her life. She is a painter who has worked in a variety of mediums including, oil and watercolor painting, stone carving, printmaking and collage. In 1999 she earned her master’s degree in Fine Arts from Washington State University. She was awarded a residency with the Morris Graves Foundation in 2004 and was accepted into Women Painters of Washington in 2007. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest and in China. She is the author of the art blog Blackfish Art.

Recent Posts by Peggy Sue

Pet of the Week

February 11, 2019 at 5:30 am

Hello.  I’m Jordan and I’m currently residing at the animal shelter while taking applications for my prospective Valentine.  If you’re interested in being my Valentine you must: Like to cuddle on the sofa Keep a regular and abundant inventory of tasty snacks Have lots of dog toys that squeak Enjoy going for walks Be patient  Continue Reading

More Snow and Wind in Forecast

February 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm

More snow and wind is said to be on the way this afternoon/evening. Meanwhile, much of the snow we had has cleared but use caution, it is still very icy out there. From the National Weather Service… Detailed forecast for San Juan County…   Today: Sunny late in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Print and Photo Studios Now Open For Membership

February 10, 2019 at 5:30 am

We hear from Maria Michaelson at Alchemy Art Center… Thank you such very much to everyone who made it out to our 2-D Grand Opening, what a wonderful success!  We inaugurated our new studios with about 150 friends and supporters who got to see Mary Anne Rock’s prints and Virginia Van Camp’s paintings, and experience Malcolm  Continue Reading

Swim Lessons at SJI Fitness!

February 10, 2019 at 5:20 am

Island Rec is excited to offer another installment of Swim Lessons at SJI Fitness! The fun starts with a Mid-Winter Break Swimming Beginner Skills Class (Ages 5+) 3:30-4 pm February 18 through the 22nd. We also have classes for varying skills and ages that start February 25 such as Swimming Pre-K Water Play (Ages 4-5), Swimming Intermediate (Ages  Continue Reading

Snow Covered Logs at Third Lagoon

February 9, 2019 at 5:40 am

Thanks to Nancy DeVaux for this photo of snow yesterday at third lagoon… click on photo for larger image…

Masquerade Ball to Benefit On Sacred Ground Land Trust

February 9, 2019 at 5:38 am

Carnevale, a Venetian-themed masquerade ball will be held at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 2 at 8pm.  Join us for a night of “dance, decadence, and debauchery.”  This event is sponsored by On Sacred Ground Land Trust, 501c3, and Bastion Brewing of Anacortes.  Dance the night away, enjoy scrumptious appetizers & revel in  Continue Reading

Snow in San Juan Valley

February 9, 2019 at 5:35 am

Thanks to Colleen Bennett for this photo of yesterday’s snow… 

A Big Snowball

February 9, 2019 at 5:25 am

Thanks to Cari Matthews for this great photo…

Its Snowing!

February 8, 2019 at 11:27 am

Thanks to Lorie and Todd Narum for this great photo…

Local Legislator Named “Legislator of the Week”

February 8, 2019 at 5:30 am

Rep. Debra Lekanoff earns first Fuse “Legislator of the Week” Award of 2019. The freshman representative is already leading on voting access and protecting Puget Sound. Fuse Washington named Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-Bow) as the “Legislator of the Week” for her work to expand voting access, protect Puget Sound, and help keep seniors and people with  Continue Reading