Show Update: Three Shows in August
 Pinecone and Sparrow Booth Display from the 2017 Greater Gardiner River Festival.

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

I am looking forward to three shows in August: South Portland Arts in the Park (August 11); Winthrop Sidewalk Arts Festival (August 18); and designing women - Manchester (August 25). It will be a busy month, but I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet new people and talk with friends and supporters about art.

Here's my 2018 Show Schedule:

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

REM Craft Fair

Champion’s Fitness Club in Elm Plaza
off Upper Main Street in Waterville, ME.
Exit 130 off Interstate 95, towards Waterville.
October 27 and 28, 2018
10 am to 3 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

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

Cheers!--Janyce

 

Work in Progress: Deer and Blue Flowers
 Deer and Blue Flowers. (2018). Layered paper collage. Mixed media on 9" x 12" x 1" claybord. Available, but waiting for the varnish to dry before listing it in my shop.

Deer and Blue Flowers. (2018). Layered paper collage. Mixed media on 9" x 12" x 1" claybord. Available, but waiting for the varnish to dry before listing it in my shop.

I am putting the final touches on this 9" x 12" collage: Deer and Blue Flowers. I was doodling deer a few nights ago and decided to use them as a background for this collage. I added birches, a blue moon, and blue flowers. It is pretty much finished, except for a few coats of varnish. It is a little muggy here today, so the varnish will take longer to dry. I will post this in my shop later this week.

Purchase small format art and printed greeting cards in my Gift Shop. I will be making some changes to my Collector's Gallery this week (making it ecommerce ready). Please contact me if you have questions.

Save the date for my upcoming shows: August 11 - South Portland Arts in the Park; August 18 - Winthrop Sidewalk Arts Festival; August 25 - designing women - Manchester.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

Cheers!--Janyce

 

Art Week in Review
 Swim 2. (2018). Layered paper collage. Hand-drawn and -painted paper on 8" x 8" canvas.

Swim 2. (2018). Layered paper collage. Hand-drawn and -painted paper on 8" x 8" canvas.

This week started out with a wrap up of the Belfast Arts in the Park. Thanks, again to everyone who stopped by to show their support. I will be working on some new pieces for the three shows I have in August: South Portland Arts in the Park (August 11); Winthrop Sidewalk Arts Festival (August 18); and designing women - Manchester (August 25).

Today's also the last day to get printed greeting cards and matted collage art on sale in my gift shop.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

Cheers!--Janyce

 

Ordered a Banner for My Booth
 My new banner design.

My new banner design.

I ordered a banner for my booth today from Gossamer Press in Old Town. They print my greeting cards for me — some new designs coming soon. They have been super helpful when it comes to answering my questions about laying out products. Last week, I also got a set of business cards from them. It is really nice to work with someone locally. The new banner should be here in plenty of time for my three August shows: South Portland Arts in the Park (August 11), Winthrop Sidewalk Art Festival (August 18), and designing women - Manchester (August 25).

Purchase small format art in my Gift Shop. View larger collage wall art in my Collector's Gallery. Please contact me for prices and availability.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

Cheers!--Janyce

 

Show Update: REM Craft Fair - I'm In!
 From the Road #22. (2016 and 2018). Layered paper collage. Hand-stamped and -painted paper with acrylics and ink on 11" x 14" canvas. Sold at Belfast Arts in the Park.

From the Road #22. (2016 and 2018). Layered paper collage. Hand-stamped and -painted paper with acrylics and ink on 11" x 14" canvas. Sold at Belfast Arts in the Park.

Thank you, again, to everyone who stopped by my booth last weekend at the Belfast Arts in the Park. I enjoyed talking with everyone and seeing some of my layered paper collages go to new homes.

I am happy to announce another show: REM Craft Fair in Waterville, Maine on October 27 and 28, 2018. The fair will be held at Champion's Fitness Club, 30 Elm Plaza, Waterville, Maine and runs 10am to 3pm both days. This is a new venue for me, so I am excited to see how it goes.

Here is my show schedule to date:

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

REM Craft Fair

Champion’s Fitness Club in Elm Plaza
off Upper Main Street in Waterville, ME.
Exit 130 off Interstate 95, towards Waterville.
October 27 and 28, 2018
10 am to 3 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

Purchase small format art in my Gift Shop.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

Cheers!--Janyce

 

Writing Prompt: I Boarded a Bus
I Boarded a Bus Writing Prompt

This week's writing prompt: I boarded a bus that streaked to the hall in record time.

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

Just a few days left to purchase printed greeting cards and matted collage wall art on sale in my gift shop. Offer expires July 14, 2018.

Cheers!--Janyce

 

Thank you, Belfast!
 Fish and Orange Flowers. (2018). Layered paper collage. Mixed Media. 11" x 14". Sold.

Fish and Orange Flowers. (2018). Layered paper collage. Mixed Media. 11" x 14". Sold.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at the Belfast Arts in the Park this past weekend. I loved talking about art, the beautiful setting for the show, poetry, and how good the ice cream was on a hot summer day! I enjoyed chatting with repeat customers.  Your support makes it possible for me to keep pursing my artwork. And, am honored to have my art, large and small, go to some new homes.

My next show is August 11, 2018 - South Portland Arts in the Park, followed by Winthrop Sidewalk Art Festival, August 18, 2018 and designing women - Manchester, August 25, 2018. I post show updates and reminders every Thursday or you can see my full show schedule here.

My website gift shop is updated. My printed greeting cards and matted collage art is currently marked at show sale prices. Sale ends Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

Cheers!--Janyce