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Sweet ‘Art @ the PMA

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in A Warmer World, Illustration, Maine College of Art, Nest Nook & Cranny, Peaks Island, Storey Publishing | 0 comments

Cabin fever from all these blizzards has left a pile of hand-made valentines, all red and pretty for this week’s First Friday Sweet Art @ the Portland Museum of Art. My first batch is 20 one-of-a-kind, signed on the back cards, made beside a crackling fire with love. After the storm, it was back to Maine College of Art, where the entire Illustration Department, students, alums, and faculty are also crafting feverishly towards this First Friday. But first, an island car must be dug out. What?!! The town car, too? A double whammy when there is no island garage or you had to park on the...

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HAVNFUN

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Illustration, Sketchbook Project, Storey Publishing | 0 comments

It figures that on a hot, hot day my comp copies of Cast On, Bind Off should arrive. Hooray! I did the illustrations for this book with beginnings and endings for all kinds of knitted projects way back when people really were wearing knitted things. I also found reference from a long ago photo of Tessa McGow, a talented MECA student with busy hands who posed during a drawing session. Shortly thereafter, my family traveled to Minneapolis for a wedding. Even with 102 degree weather, this says it all. The wedding of Kirsten and David took place at the American Swedish Institute, a unique...

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fuzzy thoughts

Posted by on Dec 14, 2008 in Storey Publishing | 0 comments

Sitting by a crackling fire after an ice storm is a true luxury. Another is knowing a fine artist like Russell French, whose show of photographs at Rabelais is a stellar example of the richness of Maine’s rural traditions. Russ was party to a pair of sheep round-ups, in the fall of 2007 and the spring of 2008, that took place on an unnamed island. With indelible shots, Russ documented this venture, in league with Sam Hayward, renowned chef/owner of Fore Street in Portland. Their efforts led to an article in The Art of Eating, and paid homage to the hard working Maine farmer, notably...

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