Thursday, August 24, 2017

A Break During Dog Days

Measure, a little more than six months old, enjoying a hike in Acadia National Park.

I went to Acadia National Park for the first time last week. For years, people have been telling me that I have to go there and paint.

I did half of that. I went and camped and hiked and ate a lot of seafood. 

I had all of my supplies for three different media just in case I felt like working. I enjoyed all of the scenery immensely and a lot of it reminded me of Home - the woods where I grew up north of Portland, ME, Rye, NH where I watched waves crashing on rocks for hours as mosquitoes and greenhead flies feasted on me every summer as a kid, and my grandparents' home on an island near Rockland, ME.

Acadia is my first visit to any National Park. This seems odd - most of my life I have lived only a few hours drive from this one and I had never been. And there is something wrong about an American who has journeyed all the way to Australia twice but never seen the Grand Canyon.

Somehow, all this added up to the decision to just look, relax and appreciate the environment, my dogs and husband, and a short break from my responsibilities here in New Boston.

I didn't even take many photos - a few of my puppy, Measure, who has now already been to a National Park as a baby. Lucky Dog. Maybe this will be the first of many for her. And me.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Weeks After

More white-line woodcuts in the booth last week.

The League of NH Craftsmen's Fair is over. Some prints found new homes and lots of people were exposed to white-line woodcuts and jigsaw reduction woodblocks.

My "Beach House" inspired booth set up also won third place in the "Other" category and prompted many compliments. It was a nice space to sit in for 9 whole days straight and the prints looked great on the white, beadboard walls.

I gave out a ton of flyers about my next white-line workshop. It will be at League Headquarters in Concord, NH the weekend of October 14-15. 

Before that, I'll be teaching printmaking on Appledore Island August 28 - September 1, which is off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. There will also be sessions in drawing and painting. 

Sound fun? There might still be spots, so check here to sign up!

Before that, I am going camping with my dogs. Maybe I'll paint a bit. Maybe I'll do another white-line woodcut on site. Maybe I'll just sit and enjoy the outdoors. Any of that sounds nice after a fun, but very busy week.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

White-lines at the League of NH Craftsmen's Fair

The League of NH Craftsmen's Fair is this week. I am printing a little in my booth between visitors.

If you haven't stopped by yet, you still have a few days. The Fair doesn't close until Sunday, August 13th at 5 pm, so stop by!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Booth 407 Ready for Transport

Here is a sneak peak at part of my new booth. It is going to go to Mount Sunapee Resort soon for the League of NH Craftsmen's Annual Fair.

There will be more in the real booth - note cards, large prints and more smaller ones - Come see for yourself!

And there are over 200 other craftsmen with booths full of pottery, clothing, jewelry, furniture and a ton of other great art.

I can't wait!

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