Casco Bay, Maine - Living on the Edge of Paradise

Monday July 14, 2014

It's mid summer, midcoast Maine and life is sweet. I've been painting and creating art up at The Barn and the captain has been hauling his lobster traps every other day or so for awhile now. We are in full swing summer mode.

My biggest paintings to date are *currently showing at Sebasco Harbor Resort Ledges Pub where I have my Benjamin Darling Descendant Show featuring Harbor Island or Malaga Island in each of them. Benjamin lived on Harbor Island at one time and his descendants on Malaga.  He was my (5x) great grandfather and his history is quite an interesting one. A very important part of Maine's history.

*This entire show SOLD OUT last night!

Also working on a big (6') coat rack POPHAM from salvaged driftwood the captain found. It has a painting on one side and pegs from an old step ladder on the other side. The painting will be trimmed with small braided fishing rope and it will hang with larger lobster trap rope. This one has been in the works for awhile and there is a lot of interest in it.

Taking some new paintings to Sebasco Harbor Gift Shop today where I also have a small display of paintings. Love the opportunity to branch out and meet new friends / customers. The resort is one of the very oldest businesses in Phippsburg and it is wonderful to have the opportunity to work with them again this season.

Up at  The Barn People seem to enjoy browsing around and seeing what I'm up to and what wonderful works of art we may have on display at any given time from dozens of other local artists. Click here to see what we have inside now.  Of course there are antiques and rare colletibles as well and the whole place is set on a big, old, quiet farm pretty much in the middle of nowherre on the Phippsburg peninsula. In fact, you'll be lucky if you can find it, but ever so happy if you do.

Well, I have places to go and things to do and I'll be at The Barn (every day but Tuesdays) from 10-4. Stop by if you are on your way to Popham Beach or Sebasco. We have beaches, forts, hiking trails and over 3,000 acres of preserved land on our little 3 1/2 mile wide by 12 mile long peninsula. Well worth the visit and just south of Bath. Click here for map.

Have a wonderful day, friends and family. Thanks for following the journey. More later :)

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Casco Bay Crafts / Art / Popham / Sebasco / Maine

Saturday May 24, 2014

Well, friends, my Phippsburg At & Info Barn Gallery is open for Season #4. We are expecting a mix of sun and clouds with a few sprinkles this weekend and hope that lots and lots of people visit the beautiful Phippsburg, Maine peninsula. We are celebrating our 200th Anniversary here as a town and there are fun and informational events planned all year long. If you've never been to Popham Beach, Sebasco, Small Point, or West Point, Maine do yourself a favor and  check it out. Still one of the least changed, safest, most beautiful places on the planet. We have people who have been visitng for several generations!

Hoping you all have  a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weeken. A special thank you to all the active service members and vets who have protected this great country for so long. Just about everything in Phippsburg is now open for the season including Spinney's Restaurant, Anna's Water's Edge Restaurant, Sebasco Habor Resort, and the Lobster House.

Was asked to place some of my artwork at Sebasco Harbor Resort gift shop this past week and am very pleased to do so. We are working in conjuntion with them again this season to place rotating local art at their Ledges Pub and this is a wonderful additiojn. Also putting some local nautical paintings at Brook's Trap in Bath, Maine where all the guys go to buy their trap gear. Will paint some of them out fishing as I have quite a few photos of the guys when I've been on the boat with the captain.

Have to run. Opening at 10! Thanks for following the journey. More later ...

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Phippsburg, Maine 200th Celebration Events

Sunday May 4, 2014

If you are planning on a trip to Maine this summer, be sure to stop by the beautiful Town of Phippsburg, one of the most picturesque and pristine places in New England. This year we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of the town and there are events planned all year long! If you have ever visited one of the little villages scattered throughout the town like Popham Beach, Sebasco, Small Point, or West Point, then you know why visitors have made this their very special hide away.

We are opening the Phippsburg Art & Info Art Barn Gallery for Season #4 on May 23, 2014. Lots of wonderful new and returning area artists are booked and we are looking forward to a wonderful year. We will be offering everything from fine art paintings to folk art bird feeders,. We have student artists, and will have a local fellow sketching caricatures, and  lots of fantastic, one of a kind gifts and mementos.

The captain has been patching lobster traps and making a few new ones. The cats have been enjoying their life of leisure (spoiled rotten, all three), and I am very glad to be home in Maine. The apple trees are starting to bud. The lilacs, too. And, it is just about time to put my seedlings out. Going to have a little herb garden at The Barn this year. My thumb isn't the greenest, so we will see how that goes.

Well, so much to do, so little time. Better get back at it. Thanks for following the journey, friends and family. Have a safe, sweet week, and thanks for following the journey. More later :)

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