Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Beauty Everywhere

On a walk, in the garden, everywhere I I am so taken by springtime and all the lovliness. I feel I see more in the spring. I don't know if it is because it is sooooo cold in the winter months that I don't take the time to look closer, or just that I am caught up in the newness of spring

I love heart rocks, I have lots. I have been leaving them behind lately. Both my son & I are heart rock magnets. We find them everywhere, even when not looking. Lately I have been taking photos and leaving them for someone else to find.

Except for this little heart shell. I just could not resist!


Thursday, April 9, 2009


When I am not in my studio making art, or at one of my childrens sporting events, I have the great pleasure of doing artist in residence work in local schools. I was recently at Appletree School in Cape Elizabeth and the wonderfully creative childern there, made some beautiful drawings, which I then made into blocks for them to print. Here is some of the Appletree artist's work, every piece was fabulous, but I just could not fit all 20 here.

I am just in Love with the simple beauty.

I also have the joy of being able to enjoy & reproduce children's artwork through PureArtCards an art related fundraising program. This small business is run from my studio office and I so look forward to fall & spring fundraising season. I get such a kick when I see the look on a child's face when they see their artwork on a card or bookplate and I am continually amazed at the amount of young talent in the elementary & middles schools that I am involved with. Here is a small sampling of some recent student work.

I love art, and I am so happy when I get a chance to share & encourage young artists to create. I am thrilled when I have a student come to the studio to job shadow. It is possible to make a living in the arts (although you must be ever imaginative and create opportunities) So go make art, because art is good.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wild Things

If you have not checked out the trailer for this, you must. It looks like it will be a treat for all of us who enjoyed these books as children & parents. I just LOVE the work from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Can't wait till it hits theaters!

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Winner!

A little egg decorating going on over the weekend!

Thank you to all who entered to win some spring cards. The winner this month is Deb C., Yay for you!
Keep checking back to win more fab stuff from Susan Hellier/Zaz and Moe. I'm thinking I LOVE to give stuff away!
Happy Spring!