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 with small dogs  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 7+),  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…