Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Day Lilies and Painting

The day lilies are in full bloom. I am painting the house and painting in my studio. It's all about painting this time of year!


Ministers Island, New Brunswick



We took a quick camping trip to St. Andrews, New Brunswick. It was lovely, and no bugs! While there we headed out to Ministers Island  which is only accessible at low tide. What a remarkable place. This was the summer home (estate) of Sir William Van Horne. We walked around the grounds and toured the main house which was filled with art and antiques.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

...you make me so POPPY!


This time of year I can't help wandering around taking pictures of all the flowers. Ahh, the elixir of seeing flowers. These lovely poppies have reseeded themselves and come back for over 10 years. I love them for being so faithful. The seed pods become a lovely shape when they are dried.
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Today I put two new fine art prints in my Etsy shop. I hope you enjoy them!
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Sweet peas and a silver spotted skipper butterfly.
















Maine mussel shells and a favorite heart-shaped beach stone.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Camping in New Hamphire

 

Former 'Old Man In The Mountain'
8 days of camping in New Hampshire. We started out up at the Connecticut Lakes just below the Canadian border. This offered very nice canoeing without bugs! We saw several herons and eagles while on the water. The dog mostly noticed the bubbles and swirls that canoe paddles make, and he sat fairly still in the middle of the canoe - good dog.
Mid week we headed south to the Kancamagus Trail. 'The Kanc'. This time we camped for 4 nights along the Swift River. I love to camp. With lots of family and many dogs we played  Rummikub, went swimming, panned for gold, and ate great food. Everything tastes so good while camping.
Niko investigating the Swift River














Back in the studio now and working on a Luna Moth painting. So many projects to juggle theses days!




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

When Every Day is a Snow Day

I got the brown fleece at Fiber Frolic from Moon Crazy Fiber Arts
Loving summertime in the new studio. Listening to Adele while needle felting and painting with watercolors. My Shell Mandala painting is just about complete. This painting is the first of three paintings inspired by the color theory lessons I do with my 6th Graders.
Complementary color sets are: blue and orange, red and green, yellow and violet. I thought it would be fun to do a painting for each set of colors using natural subjects. For blue and orange I used mussel shells and little orange shells.

And the dog, this guy is our joy (look under the table). My days are scheduled around our walks in the woods along the Sheepscot River. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Welcome, Summer!

Ooops! 4 months and no contact, sorry folks! I've discovered Instagram, I've been hanging out there as 'snowdayartist'. And then there's been full-time teaching - yeah, a major time-eating profession, but so worth it!  I had great students this year! They made some amazing projects; many humbling moments when I just stood back and let the students roll with their ideas. It's amazing how skillful elementary/middle school students can be - watching them will give you faith and hope for our collective future. I'm serious. They can solve problems and stay on an assignment until it's fully complete. My 2nd day of summer vacation and I miss them! Hopeless!

My new studio has a nice view of the dilly-bean garden. This garden is mostly about dilly bean production: garlic, beans, and dill. There's also spinach and beets, but it's mostly about the dilly beans... they keep the summer going in the middle of the winter. Yum!
Several paintings are waiting for my attention. Summer is all about painting and gardening. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

6th Snow-Day! Uploading Etsy Mittens

Snow-Day Artist

Today is Snow-Day #6 for this winter. I'm uploading mittens to my Etsy shop. The photography always takes longer than I wish it would. I need to create a photo booth.
Snow-Day Artist
Here is the first geranium to bloom in my new studio. A little funky, but GREAT color!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Double Snow-Day. Finally all moved in!

I am celebrating this double snow-day by moving the last of my art supplies into my new studio. All done. I'm in!

I love the new views and the deep window sills. These sills will become a rotating display of my 'loot'.

















The Cabin Fever Art Show at Longfellow's was fun. I was glad to have an upright display for my prints - much easier to see my artwork this way. I guess my 'booth' is an evolving process.
Cabin Fever Art Show 

Niko prefers the driveway to being indoors while I vacuum! Seriously! Good thing I don't vacuum that often!
Niko in the driveway
Here's my new painting corner.



















This is my 'fiber' area.














I am feeling very grateful for this new space.