Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wishing All A Peaceful 2010

Seeing the beach late this afternoon as darkness
approached was especially beautiful...the last
night of the year 2009.

A light snow fell during the day, dusting the
rocky coast with a powdered sugar appearance!

Further down the dark road, the lights from the
Cape Arundel Inn looked so festive and warm.
Looking up from the street into the windows
of the dining room, the decorations for a New Year's Eve
celebration could be seen and we could imagine that soon
folks would be arriving to dine and celebrate in style!
We continued on our way, back to our cozy little home
to spend a quiet evening appreciating what we have,
being with our cats and thinking of our family
and friends.
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Through the Windows

I've been feeling the effects of a bad cold since
Saturday...been staying in and resting with my
loyal companion
, Brody the cat.
Just glanced out of the back upstairs
window as the sun sets
on another day.
I yearn to see the sea!
Oh, to my surprise, when I peeked out of the
front window on the stairs, there was the full moon!
Made my heart sing!

Actually, I flew out of the house for a split
second, into the freezing night air so I
could have another view!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Season's Greetings!

(click the above card to see it larger!)

Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Winter Memory

Early last January, when I was at my parent's
home on a very snowy day, I glanced out of
their upstairs window, admiring the softly
falling snow when suddenly out of all of
the whiteness, a lovely couple taking
a walk added a magical feeling... something
that touched me...I knew I wanted to remember
that moment with my ink and watercolors.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Dramatic Sky

So glad to have managed
to take a walk along the shore
in the late afternoon
as the sun was disappearing...
the sky was so dramatic!

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Warm Glow on a Cold Night

Was just before the sun set as we drove through
Dock Square on the way to the beach so I could
take a much needed walk in the cold night air!
Brrrrrr, my hands felt like ice cubes!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Old Port Playhouse Gallery

It was one week ago, I was in the midst of preparing
for a weekend of craft fairs for the Christmas Prelude in
Kennebunkport, when the phone rang.
It was the director of the Old Port Playhouse
( which opened in October) in Portland, Maine
and he was looking for an artist to
show in their art gallery during the run of "A Christmas Carol"
that started that night!
The artist scheduled had unexpectedly
canceled. I decided to go for it and scrambled to
put together a show which D and I brought to Portland
very early the next morning.
When we arrived at the door, we were greeted by a gentle
Victorian Bulldog. His name turned out to be "Cooper"!
Hmmmm, I thought that must be a good sign for we share
the same name!

It was a lovely intimate space and everything just fit!

The whole experience had a very magical feeling
and the Old Port Playhouse is wonderful.
Have a look at their website by clicking on their name above.
It is located at 19 Temple Street, Portland, Maine.

My art show will be there through December 20th.

I'm so thankful that Michael called me!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Snowy Day Mixed With Rain

The snow was falling in fine flakes
early this morning but as the day
moved on, the snow mixed with
rain creating a heavy slushy mixture!

It is now later in the evening, as I opened the front
door to venture over to the studio, I could
hear a constant and loud roaring sound...
it is the sound of the surf that is about 2 miles away!
There must be a very tumultuous ocean tonight!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mirror Image

So serene, the reflection tonight as the sun set
along the way to the beach...

Have a Seat

Well, I guess the autumn is gone for another
year, winter is upon us!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Early Morning...Snow

Was still dark as I opened the front door
very early this morning to be greeted with
fresh snow that had softly fallen overnight.

The sky lightened with a ring around the moon!

Into my studio with snowy boots to finish
packing for "Breakfast with An Artist"
at the Nonantum Hotel.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Busy Time

It is the "Christmas Prelude" weekend in
I will be posting more soon...been very busy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Moon on the Eve of December 1st

Tonight as I stepped out of the house to
walk over to the studio, I again was surprised to see the mystical
ring around the moon as it peeked through the layers
of hour later the clouds had vanished
leaving a clear night sky and a bright moon.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Moon and Clouds

As I was walking over to my studio tonight, I looked
up at the sky and it took my breath away...
the moon was peeking through a most unusual fluffy
pattern of clouds in the night sky.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

As the Sunset

Was so lovely to be with family over the
holiday weekend
but also so nice to return home to our
welcoming committee of 3 cats!
Much work to do for the Christmas Prelude is
this coming weekend and I will be in a Craft Fair
at the Consolidated School on Saturday and
at the Nonantum Hotel in Kennebunkport

on Sunday morning
for their Breakfast with an Artist.
Was happy to manage to take a brisk walk tonight
just before dark as the sun quickly set...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Traveling on Thanksgiving

We were very fortunate
and thankful to see two families on Thanksgiving...
while traveling on a misty drizzly day,
the sight of the "bridge birds" that sit upon the light poles
by the side of the highway were a delight!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My New Blog: Memories of Marblehead

Oh dear, I was inspired to start another blog by
just thinking of Marblehead and how special it
was to me at the time I lived there.

just click here or on the picture of my bike and Marblehead
above to visit my new blog!

Hope you enjoy the ride!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


so delicate, this lovely dragonfly rested upon
my husband's hand this morning...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Simply Beautiful

Tonight the sky and sea were
simply beautiful!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Early this morning I was amazed at how
beautifully the hard frost had
transformed the yard and the things in it!

This is the latch to the vegetable garden gate,
resembles a little fuzzy critter!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Wild Sea

This morning (Sunday) at the high tide,
the heavy rains of yesterday had subsided but
the surf was still raging...

So many surfers took to the penguins...

waves washed up into the road...

I was happy to make it back to the beach before
the light faded this evening...

The tide was low and the sea left behind
much foam mixed with seaweed and oak leaves.

A mist hung in the air along with muted shades
of a pink sunset...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Surf's Up!

What are all these folks with colorful umbrellas watching?

We watched from our car ...

you can take a look with this little video I made

hope you enjoyed the stormy sea from the comfort of
your home...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Bright Spot

was so lovely to see the sun on the sea...

...a bit of color in the garden really
jumps out this time of year!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Salute and thank you to all of the Veterans
and those serving...

On the left is my Dad ( a WW2 veteran)
who marched in this years

Connecticut Veterans Day Parade
and has been visiting
schools, sharing
his experiences as a combat medic in the
45th Infantry in Europe.
My father-in-law served in the Pacific
during WW2.

You can see more if you click here...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Rose

What a treat to see a rose today,
amidst the subtle earth tones of November

So Blue

quiet, calm and lost in the blues...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Basket of Paints

A treat to have another warm day in November,
so I'm gathering my paints and the pet portraits
I'm in the midst of working on and heading
downstairs to the porch to work.

for a closer look at the portraits click here
and thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Warm Day in November

Was unusually warm for November,
this ladybug appeared in my shell collection!

To brighten my day, I received
this beautiful bouquet in memory of my Mom
from a wonderful family from New Jersey...
I had met them in my gallery years ago and
they visit Maine once or twice a year!
It's always wonderful to see them all and
listen to their stories!
Have just begun to work on a portrait
of the youngest members of this family.
Thanks so very much!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Aster and Milkweed

Every time I walk to and from my studio,
this little aster catches my attention...
it is very delicate yet strong, for it
has weathered the coldest temperatures
and winds and yet remains beside the
milkweed in all of its' beauty!