Archive for December, 2007


December 19, 2007

Nancy has won a Creative Scholarship from the Interior Design Educators Council. She has been asked to give a presentation about the Iraq Names Project at the IDEC International Conference in Montreal in March.

Closer to home, she will present the project to the Grant High School Human Rights Club on December 18th. Then she will present at the Portland Community College Art Beat Week in May 2008.

 If you would like Nancy to talk about the Iraq Names Project and give a slide presentation to your organization send me an email. dan.namesproject at


December 3, 2007

Nancy was drawing early one morning this week when the trash recycler stopped and asked her what she was doing. Nancy explained the project and gave him a hand out. “You just wrote my name” he said. He told Nancy he had never met anyone with his name. Ross Clevenger was 21 years old when he died February 8, 2007. Rocco, as he was called, believed in the unbelievable. From Givens Hot Springs, Idaho, he was a fan of Big Foot and knew all about dinosaurs.

Schedule and Rememberance

December 3, 2007

No chalking Sunday December 2nd.

If the weather permits:
Monday – Friday 7am-8pm
Saturday – Sunday 11am-2pm
NE 28th Between Stanton and Knott

If the weather is more dry than wet, more still than moving, drawing names will happen.

On December 1st Nancy went out into the weather and tried to chalk. It was snowing when she started, then it cleared up, but then it started to rain. The unpredictability was driving her crazy, so she went home after writing Madore.

Ronnie Madore was 34 years old when he died.  The San Diego native was on his 4th tour in Iraq. Brandy Humpleby who served in Iraq with Ronnie said, “It was when I met his family that I really saw him shine. There was none of that gruff exterior that he always showed at work. He was a big softy, though I don’t know anyone who would ever say that to his face. Anyone who loved his family as much as he did must be a great man.”