What You’ll find at Westwind Farm Studio’s Festival, July 9-10

photo at westwind by meri kemp

July 9 and 10 (saturday and sunday)
Westwind Farm Studio

13000 NW Old Germantown Rd
Portland, OR
(under the big tent!)

Hello lavender lovers! We are excited to spend time with you at our lovely farm with the great view. Be rough and ready in your sneakers and hats to cut lavender and walk on trails. Under the tent, we will have music by Kirin Kapin (12-4), and en plein air painting experiences and works by Gretha Lindwood (love her background painting of our farm!!!).

We also have lavender products made from the purest natural ingredients with no chemicals, organic whenever possible. Lavender lip balm, lavender oil, lavender spray, lavender wreaths, yummy lavender flavors, sachets, bunches, u-pick, WHEW!

See you SOON!

Photos by Meri Kemp of Thread and Whisk.

Leave your dog at home, please. And, we don’t have much shade!
photo at westwind by meri kemp

More about Maryellen and Larry

A bit of history on the minds at Westwind Farm Studio.

Maryellen has been computing since 1984, learning and teaching every type of software from word processors, spreadsheets, database, web editors, graphics editors, and multimedia software from Macromedia. She has taught computing and multimedia at Oregon State University, Portland Community College (PCC), and Columbia Gorge Community College. Credits include creating numerous new courses at PCC, as well as a boating safety game for the Oregon State Marine Board.

Maryellen’s musical background developed when she became the church organist at age 13. She’s played for musicals and as an audition pianist throughout her adult life, getting a start at DeSales University in Pennsylvania, working on projects in Washington, DC, Tampa, Florida, Corvallis, Oregon and Portland, Oregon. During a Fulbright scholarship in Fiji, she acted and directed with the city theater in Suva and sang for an American folk festival at the US Embassy.

In 2001, Larry Schaeffer taught her Logic audio and midi editing for their Elena’s Dream project and she’s been hooked on recording and midi composing ever since.


Larry Schaeffer has been working as a musician, composer, audio engineer and producer since 1975, when he played piano, Hammond organ and synthesizers for Airborne. He has composed and produced music for Portland’s Channel 12 news show, documentaries, multimedia, cell phone ringtones, and children’s cd adventure games throughout the 80s and 90s. Company credits include Microsoft, Intel, HP, Wacom, GoldMine, and V-tech.

Larry recorded, engineered and produced projects with several Portland area artists and groups, including: Tommy TwoTone, Element57, Sequel, Renegade Monks, the Jimmies, Rachael Taylor Brown, and Alan Jones.