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

Nichols Street in the Snow

February 12, 2019 at 5:30 am

Thanks to Chuck Dalldorf for this snowy photo: A solitary figure walking down the hill on Nichols Street into Town…

Weather Update: From SJC Emergency Management

February 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm

MONDAY 4:30PM UPDATE: As most islanders have probably noticed, it’s snowing heavily across the islands. Current forecast is for up to 8 inches of snow to fall, with many parts of the islands receiving less, some possibly a bit more. Snow is predicted to taper off as we head into Tuesday morning, though there may  Continue Reading

SJC DEM Media Update: Winter Weather Continues

February 11, 2019 at 8:08 am

From San Juan County Dept. of Emergency Management…   As of 7am on Monday, County Road Crews are reporting the heaviest overnight snow on Orcas and the north and west sides of San Juan Island, with some locations receiving up to 8 inches of snow since late Sunday.   According to County Public Works Director  Continue Reading

Monday February 11, San Juan Island School District: Two Hour Delay, Snow Routes

February 11, 2019 at 6:23 am

Monday February 11: San Juan Island School District is on a two hour delayed start schedule and buses will be on snow routes.

Roy Island and Dream Lake at Lakedale

February 11, 2019 at 5:35 am

Thanks to John Miller for this drone shot at 300 ft elevation, of Roy Island and Dream Lake at Lakedale Sunday morning… click on photo to enlarge image.

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…