Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Snow~Day #6!

Crow and Mouse - 'Life's a Journey, Take a Friend'

  Another snow-day spent in my studio. I worked on my Greeting Cards, sizing and loading my Crow and Mouse print onto Etsy, and.... making faux birch-bark backpacks for my needle felted rabbits. This past week I used papier mache to create these backpack/baskets in order for my rabbits to be able to carry their carrots. I like the look, and this is better for the rabbits - no more leaving carrots on the ground!
I will be at Longfellow's Greenhouses in Manchester for the Cabin Art Fever Show: February 3rd & 4th. I'll have my prints, greeting cards, and felted creatures at this show - just in time for Valentine's Day! 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Some Bunny... loves you! Cabin Fever Art Show at Longfellow's Greenhouses

There is a real rabbit named Some Bunny, it lives in Montana. Here is a commissioned rabbit, made to look like the real one. Somebody is about to receive Some Bunny II. Shhh, don't mention a word. It's is surprise.                                                                                   
Well it's hard not to talk about the weather these days. It WAS -26 yesterday... that's BELOW zero!    Knitting little animal sweaters is one way to stay warm and out of trouble.

The Cabin Fever Art Show is coming up. I will be there with my felted animals, fine art prints, mittens (a few) and greeting cards. The show is held at Longfellow's Greenhouses, 81 Puddledock Road, Manchester, ME: February 3rd and 4th. Saturday 10-4, Sunday 10-3.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas with Alpacas

Christmas with Alpacas at Estabrook's in Yarmouth  (link)
I'll be at Christmas with Alpacas tomorrow at Estabrook's, Yarmouth: 10:00 - 4:00. 
I'll have Greeting Cards, Fine Art Prints, Mittens, and Needle Felted Animals. I just found out that Oakhurst Dairy with have a 'Wild Blueberry Milk' sampling from 12:00 - 2:00. That sounds delicious! Come on by!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Holiday Bazaar at Sheepscot General

Here are some rabbits that will be at the Holiday Bazaar this Friday! Come on by to Sheepscot General, 12/1/17, 5:00 - 8:00pm.

I will also have my new line of Greeting Cards - 12 designs, fine art prints, and mittens!

Hope to see you!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Holiday Craft Fairs

 PYC Holiday Sale - Craft Fair
Portland Yacht Club Holiday Gift Sale - a great event!
I'll be at 2 holiday craft fairs in the next 2 weeks. The first one is the Portland Yacht Club Holiday Gift Sale. Great crafts and a fun venue.

5 days later I'll be at Sheepscot General. And it will be Pizza Night!

I hope to see folks at these events. I'm printing my first greeting cards in preparation for these shows - come check them out!
Sheepscot General Holiday Bazaar - and it's Pizza Night!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Snow~Day Artist Needle Felted Rabbits

Snow~Day Artist Needle Felted Rabbits

Here are my latest needle felted animals. These rabbits each have their own little sweater, and come with a mini felted carrot - of course! Each rabbit is uniquely it's own. Wool roving is varied not just in color, but in texture as well. I am having a serious amount of fun with this felting!

yesterday's sunset
It's been a warm fall. Lately I've been cleaning up my gardens, working on new art lessons for school, and felting. I'm also working on a couple of watercolor illustrations. Oh, they do take time!
Our back field, this morning, while walking the dog.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Summer Comes to a Close

This photo summarizes my summer!  I did a lot of painting this summer... mostly of clapboards, doors, and windows. Living in an old house requires a lot of upkeep.
I do have a few new prints in my Etsy shop though, and more are on their way. I've had to upgrade my computer.  My beloved pink Dell laptop being 8 years old - a dinosaur in computer terms, was long overdue for replacement. I'm up and running with my scanner and printer working off the new computer now - which is not pink, unfortunately. The new system is printing lovely giclee prints of my watercolor paintings.

Here is this year's school mural. The photo on the left was taken as I put the piece together on my studio floor. The photo below is the completed mural. This year the mural is not a famous work of art... it's an aerial view of our school building and grounds. Over 300 students, grades K - 8, each painted a square. The students worked from tiny 1" mystery pieces, and replicated what they saw onto a 5.5" square.

This is an annual project for me. I see the murals as a celebration, showing what a learning community can produce when working together!