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!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


this is a favorite photo of my Mom...
strong feelings of her are coming
through my drawing inspired by
that treasured photograph.

Collecting and Painting Autumn Leaves

Every time I walk along our path from the studio
my eye catches the beautiful colors of fallen autumn
leaves... they were calling out to me to be painted!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Beautiful Evening

the clarity of the light just before sunset
was so beautiful...

soft shades of pink and blue filled the sky...

the full moon rose through a layer of clouds
as the light in the cupola of the Breakwater Inn shone...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Full Moon

the moon was beautiful late this afternoon,
just before sunset...