Friday, July 29, 2011


Glamping puts the glam in camping. sure we are sleeping in tents, but we have nice cots and sweet little touches all around (like handmade banner flags, darliing wool blankets for each cot, shabby rugs in front of the tents, outdoor showers and these lovely outdoor vanities) There is a also a cook on hand and the breeze is pleasant and lazy at the same time. There are lovely flowers everywhere and birds chirping next to my tent window as they dine on homegrown raspberries.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Morning's Walk

an early morning walk takes me through the Rowley burial ground. it is quiet and peaceful. i found a lovely hawk feather as well.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

road trippin

we made great time today. i made the boys get upbat 5am and we were on the road by 6. we have stopped for the night in Rowley, Massachusetts (cloae to Plum Island). we found lots of antique stores and the boys have been good sports about going into them. bought some gorgeous Victorian glass beada today which i am pretty excited about.

tonight we had absolutely delicious southern bbq and then when we got back to our inn, i had a well needed and very long, over due massage ( and she used hot rocks too- pure heaven)

so you've been updated!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Art in the Rough, Charleston, Maine

Tomorrow me, dillon and anthony are leaving for Charleston, Maine to attend and teach at Art in the Rough. I taught last year as well and we had such a good time. I'm really looking forward to it. I've got the car packed up, so just need to get a good nights rest. (and pray i haven't forgotten anything for classes!) We are going to spend the night in Rowley, Massachusetts at a little guest house we found. never been there, so we shall see how it is. My husband arranged for me to get a massage in my room that evening, so i'm excited about that. (my bad back gets so aggravated when i drive, so this will really help the spasms!)

depending on reception, i might do a post while i am gone

the way cool showers!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

kitty friend

So how are you surviving the heat? it's been brutal, let me tell you. During the heat wave, a kitty showed up at my back door and began hanging around. We've been feeding "kitty friend", who is very sweet. The heat was concerning with this little guy, but i was at a loss of what more i could do since my dogs kept chasing him and my other kitty and him got into a fight. So i had to let it go and do the best i could and that was offer food and water and some quality petting. I suspected he might belong to someone, so after a few days i set out to the new neighborhood to inquire.

Sure enough, he does have owners and apparently he had run away. His name is Jude and he is a bit of a wanderer. He doesn't like their dog, a sweet golden retriever, but she is young and barks ALOT. Plus they have 5 children, so i think its a little, um, hectic, over there. i think he likes the quiet of my backyard. So anyway, last night i scooped him up when he made his evening appearance and made a show about returning the missing kitty. i was so happy to be returning a missing pet. however, he was very tense in my arms the whole entire walk over and i sort of got the feeling that he wasn't all that keen on returning home. I wished him well with a wink and said, "i'll be seeing you".

So this morning, early, i am outside watering after my walk and who comes sauntering up, but kitty friend. hmm, what a surprise! i think he has chosen where he prefers to be. but maybe i am just one stop out of many as he makes his way around the hood, sort of like, "Six dinner Sid".

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Art in the Garden and Brimfield

Back from a super busy, but fun weekend. Friday I hit my junky flea market, Collingswood, before heading up North to go pick up Jane on my way to Scarsdale, New York to teach at Art in the Garden, part of the summer series for Art is You (that was a mouthful!). I got to meet her new little kit-n, Pixie (so cute!)

then we drove to Sal's house, where she and Max eagerly awaited our arrival. We had a lovely Greek dinner before hitting the hay early as we were getting up at 4am to head to the Brimfield Antique show.


The ride to Brimfield is about 2.5 hours from Sal's. We drove in 2 cars and made a quick pit stop to pick up, fellow partner in crime, Colleen before heading on our way. Colleen pointed out some devastating damage to the area outside Brimfield, recently hit by a tornado. It was massive destruction and sad to see.

We saw Diane Keaton towards the end of the day- so that was fun. (and yes, that booth was full of vintage, $5 tablecloths!)

me just fooling around with the Colonel


here's a few more pics of the altered chandy that I picked up. It's quite cool (and heavy!) i still haven't decided if it is a keeper or if i will take to California next year to sell in a show. time will tell!


On Sunday I taught a class to some fine ladies (most of whom i know quite well!). we had a lovely day working on our projects. We created a project that I did for the book, Resinate - so it was fun to see the projects come alive with their own style and personality.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

greetings from Brimfield

me, jane, sal and collleen, made the trek to Brimfield flea market today. we got up at 4am and got home around 7:00pm. we sure were tired, but had great time! we were pretty good about our purchases, but each of us walked away with a favorite purchase. my favorite purchase was an altered chandelier with Charlotte doll heads. when i get home, ill take a nice picture of it. its quite fun and enchanting.

we did lots of walking and the day was quite warm and sunny.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Last weekend, Leslie Marsh taught a class here. After class was over, we decided to drive over to the reservoir to take some pictures. I became quite captivated by a dragonfly who was sitting on a reed. No matter how close we'd get to him, he take off for a second and then come right back to his reed to perch. guess he was sunning himself. i love the color of his eyes!

slide show!