Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Snow Day #6

I just loaded my Luna Moth and Red Geranium fine art print and greeting cards in my Etsy shop. This is a lovely and vibrant botanical illustration. The cards are a smooth heavyweight stock and blank inside - good for all occasions. Enjoy!
Today I also knitted this little chipmunk a sweater and hat as a Valentine's Day surprise for the students at school. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day... they are going to love this little character!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

New Painting

Here's a painting that's close to being finished. I'm thinking that it will make a nice greeting card in addition to being a fine art print. Happy January!

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve

It's New Year's Eve. I've had a good number of productive days during this break from my teaching schedule. Today found me photographing felted rabbits for my Etsy shop SnowDayArtist, and designing new mitten patterns. My dog and I had a nice walk along the Sheepscot River this afternoon. For resolutions... I think it's going to be: create more time for painting and decluttering.
May this year ahead be a wonderful one for you!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

...and Snow~Day #2!

Another productive day in my studio gearing up for 2 holiday shows. Today I felted rabbits. I will have my full line of cards at The North Yarmouth Academy and Sheepscot General craft shows - that's 15 designs! Need some holiday cards? I might have the perfect design for you!

I will also be selling these adult sized hand knit mittens. With all natural fibers, these are my chickens, lupine, and peacock designs.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Snow~Day #1 and Holiday Craft Fairs

Wahoo! Snow~Day #1 for this school year! I spent the day in my studio getting my art prints, cards, felt animals, and knitting ready for two holiday craft fairs.

I will be doing a new show this year - The North Yarmouth Academy Holiday Craft Fair. I'm super excited about getting in this show - I've heard a lot of great things about it. Come on by on December 1st and check it out.

The second show is the Holiday Bazaar at Sheepscot General Store on December 7th, 5:00 - 8:00pm. Don't miss this show - it's wonderful and it's pizza night!
Stop by Sheepscot General Store for plenty of LOCAL crafts, gifts, and food!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Autumnal Equinox

Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Bee Mittens and our Minnesota II on an island in the Adirondacks
Photos from the summer... now that the Autumnal Equinox is upon us. We went wildness canoeing  in the Adirondacks with our three-legged dog. We actually canoed part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The Adirondack Experience Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY was amazing - the photo to the left was taken there. Canoeing, camping, AND KNITTING... what could be better?!           Here is the school mural for this year: 'Christina's World', by Andrew Wyeth. I'm please with how it turned out. I pondered over doing this image for a while, worried that there was too much 'field', but in the end it's lovely - almost feels like a quilt.

'Christina's World', by Andrew Wyeth, Windsor School 2018
 Happy autumn to you!

Knitting on Marsh Island, Maine

Friday, July 20, 2018

Chicken Mittens and Dahlov Ipcar

Here are two of my latest pairs of mittens - they will go in my Etsy Shop soon. I've been knitting a lot this summer - when I haven't been gardening that is. The top/right side are an adult medium pair of Chicken Mittens, the smaller pair are owls. When I am knitting, I sit next to a window listening to books on my phone through CloudLibrary. Attached to the window is a clear bird feeder - the birds eat and I knit - this IS the life.
There is the MOST WONDERFUL show of Dahlov Ipcar's work at the Bates Museum of Art, in Lewiston. The show is free and runs until October 6, 2018. This is a very comprehensive and varied collection - with 70 works of art. The paintings are colorful, enormously imaginative, playful, clever - I could go on, you get the idea. There are also illustrations from her books, prints, and then there are the soft sculpture animals, oh my! The photo here is a mother opossum with an attached brood.
I do a lesson on Dahlov Ipcar with my 5th graders. Fortunately the folks at the museum let me take pictures and gave me permission to post them (you can too). I will now have many more examples to show my students. If you can - check out this show - you will be very glad you did. It's called: 'Blue Moons & Menageries'.