I got the images above from this article in Maine Today. Go and get some art! “Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Goodwill services across New England; helping people achieve personal stability, engage in the community, and create a more sustainable environment.”
This image above and the first image in this post can be found on my decorate Pinterest board with links back to the original source (sometimes).
I heard this recording of Use Me by Bill Withers when I was secondhand shopping today at Wear House. Gawwhd! It is beyond. It is a celebration of life. Especially this live performance. The audience is part of the performance. You need to listen to the whole thing. Stop and listen. And then if you have time watch this video of Ain’t No Sunshine. So good.
I went to the CHASES GARAGE Open Studios last night. Very welcoming and inspiring. They offer memberships in their PRINTMAKING and CERAMICS studios. Makerspaces rule! They happen to be firing ceramics in the back yard when I arrived. I don’t know anything about this process but it sure looks cool.
I am attracted to the work of Alyssa Grenning. She was not in her studio and I didn’t want to take any close-up photos of her work without her permission so I just snapped this photo below. You can see more of her work on her website. Right.
Also loving — Ashley Norman. Her studio is like candy. Love her sense of color and balance. Her studio was crowded so I just took a picture of her photo display in the gallery space. She has a blog you should follow.
Allison May Kiphuth creates miniature dioramas in vintage boxes. The image below is taken from her webpage on the Chases Garage website.
The one piece that I saw that really engaged me was something Allison created with found objects. Allison created a mobile with the orphan hands of vintage clocks. She tied them with string onto a vintage saw blade. Although I didn’t ask — I’m quite sure this piece is not for sale. Too precious.
Way back in 2005, before I started blogging and before Pinterest was on the scene — I kept an Idea book. I cut and taped images and recipes into a journal. While cleaning my craft room today, I came across three discs with scans of my entire 2005 Idea book. Below is a collage of snippets from that journal. And below that are links to three pdfs that include the scans of the entire journal. Enjoy.