on the seven seas

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Here Come the Humpbacks, Ice Harbor Mittens, Seven Days of Daisy | 0 comments

July already? I turned the calendar and realized this month is…pretty bustling. When I saw this photo via author April Sayre, of an Indiana boy just home from the local library with our book, I remembered: summer is for lolling about with a good read.

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I’ll be signing copies of Here Come the Humpbacks this Friday from 1 – 3 PM at the Seaside Shop on Peaks Island. Stop in!

Next week on July 9 I will join author James Hayman for a talk about how island life inspires our work, down at the TEIA (also known as the Trefethen Evergreen Improvement Association, or “the club.”)

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The event leads into the annual Color of Peaks show, also at the TEIA, an inspirational spot for me. It’s the white building in the corner of my pastel below, a famed locale for generations of summer activity.

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I’ve been working on a series of miniature pastels for the show.

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The following week, I’ll be teaching a two-day workshop, Drawing with Color, at the TEIA, on July 17 and 18 from 1 – 4 PM. Exploring the capacity of color to interpret the landscape can be quite fun. We’ll work from a still life on the porch to begin.

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And then we’ll find some views from the unbeatable location on Casco Bay, like this one by Kim Traina.

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On Saturday, July 20, I’ll be co-teaching a sketchbook class on Peaks Island with Judy Labrasca as part of Continuing Studies at Maine College of Art. You can sign up HERE for a day of making sketchbooks and drawing the island!

The following week, on July 23, I’ll be doing an art workshop for kids and adults in Ocean Park, Maine. I’ll share my working methods for drawing the ocean and it’s creatures.

On July 26, another Tell Me a Story exhibit will open at the Atrium Gallery in Lewiston. I’m thrilled to once again be in the company of amazing Maine illustrators in this show with a Maine theme. I’ll have select works from both Seven Days of Daisy and Ice Harbor Mittens.

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Yeah, my July is packed. Books, color, and boat rides! What’s not to love?

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