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

Postponed or Cancelled Events

February 15, 2019 at 5:29 am

Fri­day, Feb 15 — The Epis­co­pal Church Women’s Brown Bag Lun­cheon sched­uled at St. David’s Church for Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 15, has been can­celled due to ice and slush on the park­ing lot. Join us next month, on March 8, for anoth­er Brown Bag Lun­cheon.   Fri­day, Feb 15 SCHOOLS ARE OPEN ON LATE START SCHEDULE, TWO HOURS DELAYED  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday School on Late Start Schedule

February 15, 2019 at 5:27 am

Fri­day Feb­ru­ary 15, 2019 Schools are open on late start sched­ule, two hours delayed start: Schools will run on a late start sched­ule com­menc­ing at 10:15 a.m. Bus­es may be slow­er due to road con­di­tions. Please see the snow route sched­ules for late start for pick up times  and locations. 

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

February 15, 2019 at 5:25 am

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son is back with anoth­er SJI Lifestyle video… San Juan Island Lifestyle video that shares with you a snow day – Island Style. <span data-mce-type=“bookmark” style=“display: inline-block; width: 0px; over­flow: hid­den; line-height: 0;” class=“mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=“bookmark” style=“display: inline-block; width: 0px; over­flow: hid­den; line-height: 0;” class=“mce_SELRES_start”></span>

Mary Martha Circle Host Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser

February 15, 2019 at 5:20 am

Baked Pota­to Bar din­ner, Fri­day, March 1, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pres­by­ter­ian Church. Pota­toes and fix­ins (chili, cheese, onions, etc.) with pies and brown­ies for dessert. Cost is dona­tion only. We are rais­ing funds for our kitchen remod­el. We already have $4,000+ in our fund and are hop­ing to raise more  Con­tin­ue Reading

What Birds Are These?

February 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm

We received this pho­to from Ruth Offen, “Just saw this gath­er­ing of I think com­mer­ants or loons all float­ing togeth­er. First thought it was her­ring ball, but not. Have you or any­body else seen this sight before?” Click on the pho­to to enlarge the image and if you know these birds and what they are doing please  Con­tin­ue Reading

Alchemy Art Center: Collage Workshop with Thrinley DiMarco

February 14, 2019 at 5:30 am

Alche­my Art Cen­ter is host­ing a two-day Col­lage Work­shop with accom­plished local artist Thrin­ley DiMar­co, Sat­ur­day March 23rd and Sun­day March 24th.  This class will explore the cre­ative process through the medi­um of col­lage, and par­tic­i­pants will learn new ways of see­ing and con­nect­ing with the world! From Thrin­ley: “The mys­tery and mag­ic of cre­ativ­i­ty is sim­ply  Con­tin­ue Reading

Schools Open With Late Start

February 14, 2019 at 5:29 am

Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 14: SCHOOLS ARE OPEN ON LATE START SCHEDULE, TWO HOURS DELAYED START: Schools will run on a late start sched­ule com­menc­ing at 10:15 a.m. Bus­es may be slow­er due to road con­di­tions. Please see the SNOW ROUTE SCHEDULES FOR LATE START on the web­site for pick up times and loca­tions. https://www.sjisd.wednet.edu/Page/2149   

Career Center to Sponsor Job Fair

February 14, 2019 at 5:20 am

If you are for­tu­nate enough to live in San Juan Coun­ty and you are look­ing for a job, there are employ­ers eager to talk to you. For those of you who are look­ing for a work, mark your cal­en­dars and dust off your resumes.  On Sun­day, April 14 the Career Cen­ter will spon­sor a JOB FAIR  Con­tin­ue Reading