For a friend

Today a friend from long ago called. We talked of home, business, directions, changes... all the things you catch up on when you haven't spoken in years. She is an interior designer, a re-maker of things for your home, and a lover of cottage chic. These flowers are from my gardens... they remind me of home grown charm and easy days. They are posted here for you, Tricia. I hope you have a great success in planning the next adventure.


New painting for the Willow... Orange Poppies

My newest painting, "Orange Poppies" is on its way to the Willow today. It is a diptych, 22x14, on deep profile canvas sealed with a UV resistant varnish. Hot orange was calling me this time... If you want to take a close-up look, drop by the Willow just steps away from the PEA Boathouse on Water Street in downtown Exeter. I am also taking in more of my Exeter Bandstand prints today.

The bottom picture is of Liz of Riverlsea Farm at the Newburyport Farmers Market a couple of Sundays ago. I was her next door neighbor with my tiny originals. I'll be there again this Sunday... sounds like it will be a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Join us if you can, 9-1 at the Tannery.


Sunny day at Portsmouth Open Market

Ok! What a day.... I saw so many familiar faces. Glennis, Sam, Greg, Lisa and friend, Susan, Judie and friend, Bobby and Karen, Donna, Sarah, Erin, Cheryl, Ruth, Wendy, and met many more. Jazz fest one block over, museum grounds open, and food... couldn't be a cheerier day. I also got a chance to meet some other fabulous artists... one was Susan Gorman's friend, Emily (sorry, Emily, I can't remember your last name) who's work I love. The top photo is of her color-filled creations. If you look closely you can see some crazy things used as "art". I'm not sure when my next date is there... This art market takes artists unreserved if there is room, so I will wait for a sunny forecast and put it out to the universe then. If you like my vibe, send this to a friend or post it on your FB. Many people tell me they check out my blog for good places to go or to experience some positive energy... I hope you come along! Be sure to check out my exhibits page for other summer gigs.



This Sunday... Jazz Fest, Art market, Wizard of Oz

I will be at the Portsmouth Open Market on Strawbery Banke this Sunday with my art. There is a Jazz Festival going on across the street at Prescott Park and then in the evening is the Wizard of Oz performance. What a day! Get your blanket, your pik-a-nic basket Boo Boo, and do it up.

BLOG or FACEBOOK SPECIAL: Come to the market and tell me you saw this on my blog OR facebook and get one free Rose Bryant postcard 10-pack (with envelopes) with your purchase of any one of my tiny paintings! Hope to see you there.


Cape Ann Farmers Market

Ok... so this is NOT the farmers market... but it IS on the way just outside Ipswich, MA. The rte. 133 drive to the Cape Ann Farmers Market is charming and pleasant, and this is just one of the many visual inspirations that appear as I drive to set up my tiny paintings. Hmmm... I think there is a marsh series in my future.
On a different note, for those of you interested in giving back to community AND having something of a conversation piece in your yard... click here to view the New Outlook Teen Center auction chairs.
Have a great day... May color be in your heart,