Ultimate, Golden, Summer Days in Maine

Friday July 31, 2015

 Blueberry Box

This past week has been glorious. Maine is at her very best right now. The wild blueberries and raspberries are ripe and I've been canning some for winter. Also been working on several paintings, finished a few, been beachcombing, made driftwood owls and seaglass roses. My Phippsburg Art & Info Gallery is open this weekend from 10-4. If you are going down to Phippsburg, Popham Beach, Sebasco, or Small Point, Maine stop by for a visit.

Captain & cats are doing fine. Not much news this week. All is well. Have a safe, sweet, wonderful week friends & family. Thanks for following the journey. More later :)

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Maine Art, Beaches, Cats, Captain

Monday July 20, 2015

Seastars - Andrea Brand Art

With my Phippsburg Art & Info Gallery open just weekends, by appointment, and online this year I am finding time to create more and more art, pick wild blueberries, visit with friends and to wander around the beaches and back roads of Phippsburg, Maine. I think this schedule is working for me :)

Someone is going to have to clean this house today and I think that is going to have to be me. After that I have a nice wavy Popham Beach, Maine painting thats calling me from my studio up the road. If the sun stays out I'll paint. If not I have some other projects in mind.

The captain is out hauling his lobster traps today and the cats are all lazing out on the deck. There are quite a few boats out today. It was real nice but it's breezing up already.

Well, so much to do, so little time. Have a safe sweet wonderful week friends & family. Thanks for following the journey.

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Portland, Maine & Beyond -Art, Lighthouses, Fishing, Forts

Saturday July 18, 2015

Beach Umbrella at Popham Beach%2C Maine

Hey, friends & family. I'm going to my barn at Phippsburg Art & Info today and tomorrow  to paint art, make driftwood owls, finish my handcarved driftwood dolphins, wrap some sterling silver and genuine Maine seaglass jewelry, and hopefully see some friends old and new. Stop by if you are going down to Popham Beach, Sebasco, Phippsburg, or Small Point, Maine this weekend!

Today's blog is about some of the wonderful places central to Portland, Maine.

Portland, Maine is a great place to visit. Fishing boats docked along the waterfront, old cobblestone streets, fantastic archictecture, wonderful art, fabulous restaurants, something for everyone.

It's close to the Phippsburg, Maine peninsula with the 1607 Popham Colony Site, Fort Popham, Popham Beach State Park, and over 3,000 acres of preserved land, walking trails and vistas beyond belief.

It's close to Brunswick, home of Bowdoin College with two amazing art museums on campus, the famous Fat Boy Diner on the Old Bath Road, and littered with little one of a kind shops and boutiques.

It's close to Freeport with ferries to the many islands of Casco Bay, pristine, untouched, amazing inspiration for artists, and of course the home of L.L. Bean's.

Portland is near Yarmouth where the Yarmouth Clam Festival is currently under way. An adorable village near the sea with sprawling lawns, big old houses, antique shops, and Mom & Pop stores along the main drive.

It's close to Old Orchard Beach with the boardwalk jetting out into the big, blue Atlantic Ocean, miles of white sands, arcades, shops, and fun things to do every day and night of summer.

Portland is close to many of the wonderful towns and villages along the Coast of Maine. If you have never been to Maine please watch my 90 Second Introduction to Paradise and take a look around.

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

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