Monthly Archives: June 2014

Quite possibly the best clam roll on the East Coast

Fried clam roll at Graffam Brothers

Day Trip: Rockport Memories of days spent with my Italian grandfather clamming and crabbing along the Connecticut shore always brings a smile to my face. It was great fun getting stuck in the mud flats and losing your sneakers. As a 7 year old, the mud would almost be up to my waist.  Afterward we […]

Local Color: Salmon Pink

Soft completion by Karen Olson

Peonies and water lilies Debbie and I were excited to get on road  Friday evening to the St. George Peninsula event of the season, the first opening at Mars Hall Gallery. But wait! The light was just right for flower portraits. My friend’s garden has some wonderful and unusual flower specimens I just couldn’t pass […]

“Feeling the power of art”

Sculpture by Jessica Straus

“Creating community in harmony with nature through the trans formative power of the arts,” states the mission statement of Waterfall Arts in Belfast.   Formerly the Gov. Anderson school, the entire building is now dedicated to music, dance, print making, ceramics, drawing, and  painting. (I am sure I missed a few as well.) Classes and studio […]

Fiddlehead Artisan Supply

Fiddlehead Artisan Supply

Having trouble finding just the right items for your sewing or craft project? Look no further than High Street in Belfast. Abby Gilchrist is offering exciting quilt fabrics, decorative papers, felting materials, books, patterns, and art supplies.   Fiddlehead Artisan Supply specializes in unique products not found at your big box craft stores such as […]

Lynn Karlin, Journey to fine art photography

'Reliance' Peaches by Lynn Karlin

I am hard pressed to write about my interview with Lynn. So moved by her work, accomplishments, style, I feel her story of 40 years as a photographer would be better as a book. Lynn approaches life with determination and  flexibility. Her manner: attentive and bright. Lynn Karlin graduated from Pratt University in Brooklyn. Quickly […]

Six new artists at Camden Falls Gallery

Proud Mary by Kirk McBride

Boldly interpretive island images, picturesque local landscapes, harbor scenes, and the ever changing Maine environment are subjects for new work at Camden Falls Gallery in Camden. The show entitled “Introductions” features work by Maine artists Alison Hill, Stefan Pastuhov, Renee Lammers, and Peter Yesis, along with Baltimore-area painter Kirk McBride and paintings by Lindsay Hopkins-Weld […]

6.5 Ways to reverse the effects of burnout


I don’t know how we got from the laid back, peace out,  flower child ways of the 60’s and 70’s to the highly productive, multitasking mania of the 80’s, 90’s, and on to today.  But one thing is for sure, we are all suffering the effects of the environment we created for ourselves. Multitasking was […]

A gem in the heart of Rockland

Jill Caldwell at Art Space Gallery

One of my favorite galleries in Rockland is Art Space, right across from the Strand Theater on Main Street. This artist co-op is quite a gem. Owned and operated by 19 members, the gallery boasts many accomplished artists working in an exciting array of styles and mediums. Shows rotate monthly throughout the summer generally coinciding […]