Category Archives: Local Color

Summer’s not over yet!

Pemaquid Beach _ Coastal Collage

Gallery openings for week of Sept 8-14 Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington                 Hydrologic: Making sense with water – Art and science connecting on behalf of our most important element   Sept 12, 5-7    111 South St, Farmington, Maine ‘Hydrologic’ is an exhibition about our […]

Daylilies: plan now for next spring

All aboard for Columbus

This week I want to share with you these gorgeous lilies. The photos were taken at Merryspring Gardens just a couple of weeks ago. Although daylily bloom time is just about over, I thought the pics would be great for next years perennial garden planning. Let’s start out with this brilliant red-orange one, “All aboard […]

Scenes from Pitcher Pond

Almost sunset, Pitcher Pond

There are so many incredibly beautiful lakes in Maine. What we would call a ‘lake’ in Connecticut is called a ‘pond’ here. Far from the packed out in summer small bodies of water in my former stomping grounds you can find sparsely populated retreats. New to me this year is Pitcher Pond in Northport. This […]

Return to paradise

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I had already visited Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens this year to view the tulips, but now I wanted to share that experience with my husband. He has a new found appreciation for flowers, so off we went! The lily pond was in full bloom, reflection from the trees made for a most beautiful scene. Shaded […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Pierogis and Polkas

Poppy seed bread, kielbasa and sauerkraut, pierogis with applesauce and sour cream, and dancing the polka, these are the images from childhood that came rushing in as I sat in the dining room of Morse’s Kraut House. Morse’s Kraut House We just missed breakfast at the restaurant (they stop serving breakfast at 10:30) so we […]