A Storm a Brewin' in Maine

Wednesday October 22, 2014

October is flying by faster than can be imagined and almost all the beautiful colored leaves have flown from the trees with the wind. The tail end of that bad hurricane is approaching and the winds are increasing as we speak. Been rainy for a few days and a lot more of it on the way.

My Phippsburg Art & Info Barn Gallery is closed for the season but that hasn't stopped me from being creative! I found some old discs with lots of graphic art works on them and just offered them up for a limited time on some sweet coin purses and placemats. Forgot all about a few of these. Also have been working on two paintings in acrylic that I would like to finish soon. Prefer to work with a little sunshine if we ever see any again.

Most places are closed in Phippsburg, Maine now including Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club where I had my last art show. Spinney's at Popham Beach is still open, though, until the last Sunday of this month!

Well, the artists from The Barn have donated so much this year to the upcoming Big Brothers, Big Sisters Charity Auction that I was truly overwhelmed. Thank you all so much for your support of this most deserving local non profit.

Hoping the captain will start bringing the lobster traps in soon as I don't see much more good weather anticipated. Oh, sure, we might get a touch of Indian Summer but I'm not counting on it this year. They are calling for a winter even worse than last year and Maine is about the last place I want to be if it is going to be all that bad. I hear last year was the worst one in a very, very long time. Much prefer beaches, fishing, and sweet sunshine to stoking the wood stove day after day. Although we did have a fire nearly every night on the island in north Florida last year it is still better than a real New England winter if you prefer the warmth to the cold.

One of my nephews moved back home recently and I helped him with a resume. He got the first job he applied for and I always like to see that. I've done a lot of resumes in my time and only one person out of all of them didn't get the job on the first interview. That's a pretty good track record. If I weren't having so much fun as an artist I would think about making resumes for a living.

Well, so much to do, so little time. Captain's taking it easy. Cats are chilling. I think I'm the only one actually working around here today. Better get to it. Have a safe and sweet week, friends & family. Thanks for following the journey. More later :)


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 :)