Showing posts from November, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving a day late!

Happy Thanksgiving a day late. Had a wonderful holiday with family back on the island. So nice to see everybody. The kids have all gotten so much older(where does the time go anyway), the food was delicious, and the company even better. I am blessed to have such a wonderful family. I have so much to be thankful for and news to share with my artwork also. Tomorrow is our Holiday Open House opening up in Cambridge at Valley Artisans Market, there are so many beautiful things to choose from. I am so looking forward to it! Please drop in and give it a look you won't be disappointed I promise. We are also having a raffle for a Valley Artisans Market tote bag,jam packed with goodies from all of the artisans. All you have to do is spend $20.00 and you will be entered in the raffle and that also means that if you spend $40.00 you will have 2 chances. $60 and you will have 3 and so on and so on. The artwork included in the raffle is very beautiful so please come. I will also be se

Ornaments, ornaments, ornaments

This little cardinal and his brothers and sisters would like to remind you to buy handmade this christmas holiday. After a few weeks of wonderful times with many fabulous shop owners and artisans and a few weeks of ornaments, ornaments, ornaments, I am happily ensconced in my embroidered cocoon. A little tired, actually more than a little but it has been worth it tenfold. I've seen such beautiful things in my travels. I'll begin with Valley Artisans Market, there you will see beautiful glasswork by my friend Cheryl who is a remarkable artisan in more ways than 1 . Beautiful pottery by Chung Ah along with the most remarkable, gourd doll houses, new roosters and mosaics from Rose And the incredible dolls made by the wonderful Julie complimented wonderfully by the beautiful paintings of Jean. And also for all of those with beautiful little children(or delightful grandchildren) there are beautiful wooden toys which are made so beautifully and wonderfully constructed. The

The Barn Revisited

Sorry no pictures today. I had a fabulous day at the barn and a wonderfully creative weekend. I met such nice people and saw a few wonderful creative friends. All is right with the world. I'm still embroidering as much as I can and still enjoying the peace and tranquility the stitch brings me. I met a lovely young potter at the barn named Maeghan, her work was so beautiful and innovative and she is attending college for a career in ceramics. Just that sentence gives me such joy. The arts are being left behind in this crazy world we live in and it was a joy to see someone so dedicated to her craft and her art that she is making the ultimate career choice. I know she will be very successful as her pottery is very unique, beautiful and spiritual. I do have a thing for pottery. I love it, I think but to look at not study. Potters and photographers are kind of the ultimate artist to me as they look at the world uniquely and share their visions with the rest of us. I'd lik

Saturday at the Barn at the Bridge

Hi All! Tomorrow I will be at the Barn at the Bridge artisan show at 250 Lakehill Road in Burnt Hills. The hours are from 9:00 to 4:00. It is a beautiful red barn and a beautiful venue for a show. This will be my first time there and I am so excited. There will be many different artisans and friends and such beautiful work. If you are in the neighborhood please stop by. Today I was working at Valley Artisans Market and marveling at just how wonderful it is to be a working artist. On my home I was just overwhelmed for a moment at how lucky I am. There is a beautiful bridge(actually it's a road) that overlooks the beautiful hoosic river. It takes my breath away on good day and it really overwhelmed me with it's fall beauty today. Between that and the wonderful day at the market, I realized that if you have a dream and you take baby steps toward it you can live the life you've imagined. Not hard to see where Thoreau found his inspiration in nature. The thought that