20 October 2017

A sister act

 Yesterday Mt. Battie looking down at Camden, Maine harbor

and today Bar Harbor looking down from Cadillac Mountain at the cruise ships in the harbor.

Then on to making Paste Paper in the little Art Greenhouse

Does she NOT look just like me?



Susan and below a "fake" smacker on dry paper

18 October 2017


Two things happened yesterday. I found my birth mother and a half sister and brother. My sister is here visiting me and we have met for the first time. VERY exciting.

I was also able to buy one of Laura Kemshall's portraits of her daughter Amelie. I have hung it next to the work "Bluebell Wood" by her mother Linda.

16 October 2017

A Followers Work

This past week "Jody" won the Mickie Lawler DVD. In the course of emailing back and forth she sent along some photos of her work dyeing with red, yellow and blue. Remember my lemonade? 

Well these are her results and I have to say they were WAY better than mine.

The fabric itself has a lovely drape and soft appearance. Great job Jody!!

13 October 2017

Another sketch book

This sketch book is for my granddaughter, Adrian, who attends Moore college of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She will be 20 and I have started what I hope will be a practice of making her a new sketch book each birthday. 

11 October 2017

Lemonade completed

Do you remember this ugly fabric from last month. I cut it up and made a Rail Fence quilt from it. Well I just finished it with two more borders, batting, and free motion quilting. It has already been sent to Brunswick to PuppyLoveME to be auctioned off or sold outright at next years fund raising event. Over the winter I will (hopefully) make 2 more lap quilt for the pups!!

09 October 2017

Midsummer Maine 2018

A sneak preview of a new series of workshops coming to Mid Coast Maine June 22, 23, 24th 2018

Midsummer is an important holiday in Scandinavia and Europe. We will be celebrating the longest day of the year, summer solstice, by having three days of workshops centered on mark making. We will start the weekend making a book by hand then develop  tools we will use to make marks with ink and stitch in fiber and paper. The main goal of the weekend is for our imaginations and creativity to go places we have never been. New ideas and concepts about mark, stitch, and design will be plumbed as we each use these new found ideas as springboards for creativity.

Throughout the winter I will be posting examples of avenues we will be exploring. This may be the time to expand your mind around design and creativity.

06 October 2017

DVD winner

The winner is Jody

Looks like you had fun! Love Mickey Lawler's fabrics as well.

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