The Barn / Fall in Maine / Art Show

Saturday October 4, 2014

Hey friends & family. I've been making homemade paper for scrapbook covers. These are painted with thick layers of acrylic then carved or painted over. Making bayberry candles soon, too. Loved bayberry candles ever since I first made them as a young girl. The aroma is intoxicating. Lots of new art, too - read on to see my latest paintings.

Here is my latest BIG painting - NW from Sebasco, Maine #golf #sunset #farmhouse

It's fall in Maine and the leaves have turned to fiery colors of orange and yellow. Absolutely beautiful! The Barn is closed for the season but I am having a show for the next two weeks at Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, Maine with some fresh, larger works of art and a set of favorites I finished a few months ago. If you see something you like you can always call or email me and I can ship it right out.

Here's another BIG painting - South from Sebasco, Maine #golf #ocean #sailboat

Meeting artists at The Barn 12-2 they'll be picking up any unsold items. Many have already brought or are bringing donations for the Bath / Brunswick, Maine area Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Auction Event. Thanks so much to all who gave.

Here is my 2-panel painting called The Woods, Malaga Island, Maine which I decided to sell after taking them down from my last show at Sebasco because I wasn't ready to part with them. The price has doubled this time beause I love them so.

Well, so much to do, so little time. Hugs out wordwide and thanks for following the journey. More later.



Maine Fishing Stories, Art, Who is Open, Weather

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Listening to the fishermen this morning talking about lobstering, bait fishing, tuna fishing and motors. There are also tales of big fish from the past and those they hope to catch in the future. I hear about the best fishing spots, the best times to fish and am sworn to absolute secrecy.

Fall is descending on us quickly here on the Coast of Maine and the days are getting cooler. A little rain, a mild breeze, pretty days where it's great to be alive and soon the leaves will change color and the whole place will light up spectacularly. I've been spending as much time outside as possible before it starts getting cold. Well, it's already started getting cold at night but the days have been downright beautiful.

My Maine art gallery, Phippsburg Art & Info / The Barn is still open daily 10-4 (except Tuesdays). We have about a dozen artist still showing and lots of wonderful one of a kinds and original artwork, jewelry, metal sculpture, seaglass creations & more. Also Sebasco Harbor Resort is open and Spinney's Restaurant at Popham Beach, too. Hidden Mountain Cottages, North Creek Farm, Edgewater Farm B&B, Percy's Store and other places on the Phippsburg peninsula are still open, too and we have oddles of walking trails to explore. Five lighthouses visible from here, a Civil War Fort Popham, and Popham Beach State Park with a three mile long beach round it out rather nicely, too. Oh, did I mention the fishing boats, docks, granite ledges and breathtaking seascapes?

Today I  feel like painting  I've been making a seaglass flower for a long time friend and painted a sunset on slate recently. Also have been reading up on hooked rugs, dolls and more for winter projects. So much to do, so little time.

Have a safe and wonderful week friends & family. Thanks for following the journey. More later :)




Maine Summer at the River's End

Wednesday September 3, 2014

Well, summer seems to be fading to a close here in midcoast Maine. The captain's out hauling lobster traps today and I'll be painting up at The Barn a little later. Lots of people have had their Maine vacation as scores of cars left the Phippsburg peninsula yesterday after the long Labor Day Weekend. School is back in session now so please drive carfefully!

Sold another painting at Sebasco Harbor Resort Gift Shop over the weekend. I think it was the one of Popham Village I painted earlier this year and framed in a salvaged, wooden, pink frame. It's just a little 8x10 acrylic on canvas but the frame made it especially sweet. I knew that one would go soon.

Haven't been in the mood to paint lately but hoping it will strike me soon as there are about four that should have been finished awhile ago. At least I have the consignments done and drying. Two of those are in oils. One is just a little ocean, thick, waves, that's all. The other is Popham Beach, Maine but without the pilings. It was tricky depicting Popham Beach without the pilings but it's actually even more serene looking than the way it is now.

Picked and canned a bunch of wild blueberries and wild blackberries this year and even a few raspberries. We had a bumper crop in Maine this year. Must have been to make up the severe winter everyone around here suffered. Let's hope there isn't a repeat of that. The Captain, the cats and I are likely going to Florida as the alternative (staying in Maine for the winter) doesn't seem quite as appealing. The island was cold last winter but nothing like they say it was around here. Grateful we have an alternative.

Lots of wonderful and interesting art and antique items at The Barn right now. Traffic has been a bit slow on the Sam Day Hill Road but it's always nice to see one of my regulars when they stop in for a little visit and to see what's new. If you are on your way to Phippsburg, Popham Beach, Sebasco, Small Point, or West Point, Maine please stop in for a little visit, too!

Have a wonderful week, friends & family and thanks for following the journey. More later :)