Show Update: Greater Gardiner River Festival This Saturday!
 Fish and Orange Flowers. (2018). 11" x 14" layered paper collage. Hand-drawn and painted paper with acrylics and ink.

Fish and Orange Flowers. (2018). 11" x 14" layered paper collage. Hand-drawn and painted paper with acrylics and ink.

I just put the last touches on this Fish and Orange Flowers collage. Just in time for the Greater Gardiner River Festival this Saturday - June 23, 2018 - from 10 am to 4 pm. I won't know where on Water Street my booth will be until I get there to set up, but I hope you will stop by and say hello.

I am in the process selecting inventory for the show. I'll post some of the items on tomorrow's blog post.

I am taking a few things from my Gift Shop, so purchases made Friday and Saturday (June 22-23) will be subject to availability. I will update my website as soon after the show as possible.

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Writer's Prompt: Maybe if Somebody Believes Them Enough
Maybe if Somebody Believes writing prompt

I am getting ready for the Greater Gardiner River Festival this Saturday, June 23, 2018 and didn't have time for a proper collage picture-poem, but here is today's writing prompt:

"Maybe if somebody believes them enough, some of those lies will come true. You can't run a place like this without the necessary idiot adult."

Writers, poets, songwriters are invited to use this writing prompt as a jumping off point for their stories, poems, or songs. If you'd like to share your piece, please leave a comment, post it on my Facebook or Instagram pages, or contact me via email.

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Book Review: None This Week, But I Want To Show You a Book I Made
 Fish and Flowers. (2018). Small format collage book. Hand-drawn and painted paper with acrylics and ink on recycled cardboard. 2" x 2".

Fish and Flowers. (2018). Small format collage book. Hand-drawn and painted paper with acrylics and ink on recycled cardboard. 2" x 2".

The Greater Gardiner River Festival is this coming Saturday, June 23, 2018, so I do not have a book review for you this week. But, I do want to show you a small format book I've made in the tradition of picture books made by early collage artists.

 Fish and Flowers. (2018). Small format mixed media art book.

Fish and Flowers. (2018). Small format mixed media art book.

Here is just one of the page spreads in the book. This collage book uses some new layering techniques I am trying out. I will be interested to hear what the feedback is at the show.

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Work in Progress: Fish and Flowers
 Fish and Flowers. (2018). Layered paper collage. Hand-drawn and painted paper, acrylics and ink on 12" x 16" canvas. Work in Progress.

Fish and Flowers. (2018). Layered paper collage. Hand-drawn and painted paper, acrylics and ink on 12" x 16" canvas. Work in Progress.

This has been hanging in my studio for a few days now. Today, I had a chance to add some leaves and some smaller details. Still not quite finished, but I hope to be able to bring it to the Greater Gardiner River Festival this coming Saturday, June 23, 2018 (Gardiner, ME; 10am to 4pm).

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Art Week in Review

I am getting ready for the Greater Gardiner River Festival coming up June 23, 2018 in Gardiner, Maine. The show runs from 10 am to 4 pm, with other events happening all day and into the evening. Save the date!

This week's review is a short one: collage all art, greeting cards, small format poetry books.

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Featured Work: Swim
 Swim. (2018). Layered paper collage. Hand-stamped and -painted paper with acrylics and ink on 8" x 8" x .75" canvas.

Swim. (2018). Layered paper collage. Hand-stamped and -painted paper with acrylics and ink on 8" x 8" x .75" canvas.

Swim is a layered paper collage that has undergone quite a few changes. The first layer was an image I made for a class, which did not end up having staying power. I decided to keep adding layers until I like it. In real life, you can see textures from previous layers. A few coats of varnish and this collage will be done in time for the Greater Gardiner River Festival on June 23, 2018.

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Show Update: Coming Soon: Greater Gardiner River Festival!
 Pinecone and Sparrow Booth Display at the 2017 Greater Gardiner River Festival.

Pinecone and Sparrow Booth Display at the 2017 Greater Gardiner River Festival.

Saturday June 23 is coming up fast! That's the Greater Gardiner River Festival in Gardiner, Maine. It is my first show this year and I am super excited for it! The Festival is held on Water Street and Waterfront Park. There are activities all day and into the evening, but the show runs from 10am to 4pm.

Here is my 2018 Show Schedule to date:

Greater Gardiner River Festival

Water Street, Gardiner, Maine
June 23, 2018
10 am to 4 pm

Belfast Arts in the Park

Steamboat Landing, Commercial Street, Belfast, Maine
July 7 and 8, 2018
10 am to 4 pm

South Portland Art in the Park

Mill Creek Park, South Portland, Maine
August 11, 2018
9 am to 4 pm

Winthrop Sidewalk Art Festival

Winthrop, Maine
August 18, 2018
9:00 am to 3 pm

designing women

Longfellow's Greenhouses, Manchester, Maine
August 25, 2018
9:30 am to 4 pm

designing women

Richard Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson College, Bangor, Maine
November 3, 2018
9 am to 4 pm

Maine Harvest Festival

Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, Maine
November 17 and 18, 2018
10 am to 4 pm

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