Monday, May 11, 2009

The Great Blue Heron is always an inspiration to me, even these still, artistic versions. My husband created this at Haystack a few years ago. It's one of my favorite gifts of the garden.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Still Waters

Quiet mornings are my favorite time to take the cat down to the dock and hang out. The cat loves to roll around on the dock and check out what's going on and I like to sip my hot coffee while breathing in the cool, salty air of early morning.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stop and Smell the Roses

This past semester I took a Visual Book Class with Rebecca Goodale at the University School in Bath, Maine. One of our assignments was to make an 'altered' book.
I used an old red sheet that had been a table covering for my work table in my studio for years. Imagine all the doodlings, messages and drawings that were drawn on the cloth. I constructed these individual roses into miniature books of cloth. The petals open up revealing a haiku relating to gardening at Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine.
My cat, Tigger, is always one to stop and smell the roses, or just about anything for that matter!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Looking Closely

I went outside with my camera early in the morning yesterday. My lady's mantle plant had such a lovely surprise for me. Tiny beads of dew had beaded up along the miniscule hairs on the edges of all the leaves. I was mesmerized and throughout the day kept coming back to that image. Today's work in the studio will take on a new look from this inspirational moment!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Winter is finally over and the promise of spring emerges yet again. The scenery on the Cousins River is always changing. The Canada geese are gone and the cormorants are playing their yearly 'jump frog' arrival. The Great Blue Heron has arrived once again, along with a pair of bald eagles. Nature never ceases to amaze me.