Bartlett Weekend... Delightful in spite of the rain

Pictures from top to bottom: 1. The set-up is NEVER pretty... it is a good thing that artists arrive 2-3 hours before the show (sometimes 6am, sometimes 7 am). 2. All things are good after a couple of hours of prep (thank you, Mal). 3. Me with magic glasses.... really... they are. 4. My neighbor on one side (and now friend), Carol Reynolds of Newburyport. She does beautiful paintings and portraits.

I always feel so lucky when my art shows are the right combo of friends, clients, environment and energy. This was a two-day show... and Sunday morning it rained while artists with their coffee were arriving and re-setting. Sounds of dumping water, tarps being shaken, and lots of laughter (believe it or not) plus chats with artist pals Averill, Danny O, Kristina Wentzell, Monique, and Margette (the organizer for this show for more than 30 years - wow). Behind me were canoe tipping, train rides around the pond, pony rides. music and food. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my tent... it was great to see you. My next outdoor event is in South Portland Maine. Saturday, August 11. Ya'll come.


Art on Bartlett at Newburyport, Saturday Sunday... ready to go!

Could be a day for the brave! Fingers crossed for no rain. My chickens and I are ready to go. Join us... each day 10-4. Lots of artists, children's events, music... all a part of Yankee Homecoming (I had to throw that in for my southern friends). On High and Pond street. Just look for all the tents.


Sea Hagg Distillery

My friend, Heather Hughes is doing some fun stuff. She has started a little small batch, handcrafted, rum distillery in North Hampton. With tastings and sales from her location. She also has some of my new stuff on her walls. Thank you Heather for including me in a little part of your crazy adventure! When you go to Sea Hagg Distillery, toss a ball to the distillery dog (what a love) and tell Heather I sent you. Cheers!

Drawing and painting lessons for the fall

I teach on a very limited basis... if you want some one-on-one time (here at my studio) with drawing or beginning acrylic painting... or need an occasional consultation, let me know. I have a few adults that do all of the above. The times available are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 8:45, 10:00 or 11:15 in the morning. No rigid commitments, just courtesy needed. One hour each time we meet and then I send you on your way to work on your own and make the world a better place. :-)


Hot off the easel. Seriously, "hot".

Not for the faint of heart, but perfect for red and orange lovers. This is a big one... 30x40 inches and I just dropped it off at the Willow downtown today. "Two Poppies". Stop in and enjoy. Do say hello to Julie and the gang.         

Kennebunkport, beautiful...

What a day! Thank you to everyone who came out to Craft Fair on the Green. Art, crafts, jewelry, watercolor, pottery and more. Such a pleasant day... it was so great to see familiar faces and make new friends. Also, thank you to the volunteers with School Around Us.... really a wonderful group of people. They helped with unloading and loading, they made food, they asked for evaluations, they were there from 6:30 in the morning until 5:30 (and maybe beyond). This was their 37th annual fair... and I am sure this well-run event took them months of prep. Mark your calendar now for next year... first Saturday in July. You can have lunch in Kennebunkport, see the shops, boats, and then stop in to the fair before getting a delicious cone of New-England-made icecream. Can you tell I would rate this day A+? :-) 


37th Annual Craft Fair on the Green

In beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine. Artisans, charm, handmade, ....ahhhh, summer! Saturday, July 7, 9-4. Take I-95 to exit 25, Kennebunk. Go left on Rte. 35. Go through Kennebunk and take Rte. 9 East. Turn right at Dock Square on to Ocean Avenue. The Green is 5 blocks on the left across from the Yachtsman Lodge and Marina. Rain date Sunday, July 8. Look for the rain call on my facebook page. Share this with a friend who needs a boost of color.... hope to see you.

New Outlook... Bidding for Good

It's that time again! New Outlook Teen Center's next fundraiser. All online, so easy. Just go to the bidding page and find the one that's right for you. Be sure to click "View all items" to see the selection. All the chairs can be viewed in person at shops and businesses around town...keep an eye out in the paper for the locations. Mine is downtown at the Willow. Cruise over and take a look. The event starts the 7th and goes through the 21st. Happy bidding and thank you in advance for supporting the Teen Center. They are just around the block from me and have been doing great things in the community for years.


Trees on the Hill...

SOLD "Trees on the Hill" 30x40 original on canvas. Oh, sweet and sad. Sometimes when I "groove" on the colors SO much, I get attached. Red, yellow oxide, light greens, hot orange (love them). When I painted it, I was free, and light... and only putting marks down that "felt right"... a really organic process. This painting was at my favorite shop in Exeter, The Willow. It is now with its new owner. A cute story about how people relate to abstract comes with this painting... The purchaser's spouse wanted to know what the red areas in the painting represent. She told him  - "outhouses". I guess that was enough. Thank you J.C.. I love the story.


Going to 3 on Main...

Tuesday I head to charming Contoocook, NH to a little shop called "3 on Main". I'm taking a collection of art in for Marie, Katherine, and Judy, the owner's, who will add it to the explosion of color and unique items in which they surround themselves.... right up my alley :-). Go to my "exhibits and shows" page for location and contact info. 
7/5/2012 Update....Just had to add this interior picture after the original post... the trip to Contoocook made me feel like I was right at home :-). LOVE the color at 3 on Main.... what a cute shop.