Thursday, March 8, 2018

Snow~Day #8 and the Zen of Knitted Mittens

                I have 2 watercolors in this show. The opening is tomorrow. My students have 10 pieces in the Young At Art show - same building. The Harlow Gallery is now at 100 Water Street, Hallowell. These two shows run from March 7th - 24th.
It is so very grounding to sit in my studio and knit while there's a storm ragging outside. This is indeed Snow~Day number 8 for the school year - a record. I'm working on a series of adult (women's medium size) chicken mittens. I don't think this needs an explanation, just chickens and mittens, a perfect combination. 

 This is one of my favorite quotes. Snow~days are so relaxing, good for pondering, exploring, soaking up ideas.
  Snow~Day Artist on Etsy
A pair of frog mittens (small child, no thumbs) going into my Etsy shop today.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bard Rock Chicken Mittens

I've been thinking about a run of adult chicken mittens - preparing for the 2018-2019 season here. This is my first pair, Barred Rock Chickens, with divine alpaca double cuffs. These are basically following my Chicken Mitten pattern with two changes: every third row: k1, p1-in alternative color. repeat.
The second change is that I put the smaller beak size on the largest size mitten.  These are soft and stretchy, I'm psyched, I'm looking at Rhode Island Reds for the next pair. I actually bought a Chickens magazine at the supermarket for color ideas - so many chickens to choose from...
School vacation week finds me here, painting a new crow and mouse illustration in watercolor.
Muddy dog proof furniture...
They say, spring will come. I think it's true.


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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!