Friday, July 31, 2009


Two years ago, I was invited to participate in an altered book round robin with a group of women, half of whom were from Australia and half were from the U.S. We completed the round a few months ago, so I thought I'd share one of the pieces I did.

We each had a different subject that was chosen by the artist. In this one, the theme was chosen by Deb Lewis. It is called "Winged Messengers". I did the piece in January of 2008.

I was doing the work directly in the middle of the book and since it was going to Australia after I was done, I decided to use the representative birds of each country as a starting point.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I am "drawn" to Maine. I am" hooked" on Maine. Call it what you will. I enjoyed EVERY beautiful minute of my visit.

My husband and I planned to visit good friends and I discovered that an artist that I greatly admire, John Whalley (check out his incredible paintings and drawings), was teaching a class at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland while I was there. I signed up. I also arranged to meet up with the beautiful , inside and out, Susan Tuttle (check out her amazing photography and art).

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Susan and I had lunch, checked out the beautiful town of Damariscotta.

I attended two days of a four day intensive drawing class with John. Not only is he an amazing artist he is a great teacher. Here he is explaining the golden mean.

Below is an example of Johns' work, a graphite drawing of my friend Walter. It is available at the Vose Gallery in Boston.

Dear friends, Walter and Arlene. Notice the resemblance. Pretty incredible, huh?

Maine is about-


If you are in Maine , don't miss the Jamie Wyeth exhibit "The Seven Deadly Sins" at the Farnsworth . He uses seagulls to illustrate each one. Fantastic!! The show will be coming to Delaware in the fall.

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Maine is about-


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