Putting Together Some Poetry Books for the REM Craft Fair
Poetry Book pages ready to put together

These poetry book pages are almost ready to put together into small books for the REM Craft Fair in Waterville, Maine October 27-28, 2018. These little books feature Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Afternoon on a Hill”. I made them using my own hand-cut stamps, acrylics, printed pages, cardboard, and ink.

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Show Update: REM Craft Fair October 27 and 28, 2018
 Pinecone and Sparrow Booth Display, South Portland, Maine (2018)

Pinecone and Sparrow Booth Display, South Portland, Maine (2018)

I am looking forward to my upcoming show in Waterville, October 27 and 28, 2018. The REM Craft Fair will be held at Champion’s Fitness Club in Waterville, Maine from 10am to 3pm both days. This will be my first REM show, so I am excited to meet people from that area.

Here are the details of this show and my two shows in Bangor, Maine coming up in November:

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 printed greeting cards and small artwork here. Purchase collage wall art here.

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Cheers!—Janyce

Adding Collages to My Shop Today
 Queen Anne’s Lace in Blue Vase. Layered paper collage. Hand-stamped and altered paper with acrylics on 11” x 14” canvas. Available for purchase  here.

Queen Anne’s Lace in Blue Vase. Layered paper collage. Hand-stamped and altered paper with acrylics on 11” x 14” canvas. Available for purchase here.

It is something I have been meaning to do - updating my website. Luckily, today’s the day to get a start on it!

I was going to work on my greeting card section, but the wind blew my cards around the yard. Funny - and, I think mildly interesting to the crows in the nearby pines watching me chase them down - but difficult to capture as still images.

Plan B - work on updating my Janyce Collages section, where my collage wall art is currently available for purchase. Fortunately, the canvases were heavy enough to withstand the breezes long enough to snap some pictures. I have shots of my 11” x 14” canvases, as well as my 12” x 16” canvases. Plenty to edit, so I am saving the larger collages for another day.

Don’t forget to save the date for my next show: REM Craft Fair in Waterville, Maine October 27 and 28. More details here.

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Back in the Studio (By Bits and Pieces)
 Putting the final touches on the first layer of this fish collage. Mixed media on 11” x 14” canvas

Putting the final touches on the first layer of this fish collage. Mixed media on 11” x 14” canvas

Finally! Back in the studio to work on collages for my upcoming shows. Here, I am putting the final touches on the first layer of my newest collage. I’ve used hand-drawn and -painted paper with inks and acrylics. I’m posting this as the matte medium dries. I will be adding details on top of this - more fish and flowers. I’m still not 100%, but it does feel good to get my fingers sticky.

Save the dates:

October 27-28 - REM Craft Fair, Waterville, Maine

November 3 - Designing Women - Bangor, Bangor, Maine

November 17-18 - Maine Harvest Festival, Bangor, Maine

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Cheers!—Janyce

Getting Ready for Shows
 Maine Harvest Festival, Bangor, Maine November 17 and 18, 2018

Maine Harvest Festival, Bangor, Maine November 17 and 18, 2018

After nearly 3 weeks recuperating from a bout of diverticulitis, I am heading back into the studio today. I barely know where to start - probably with taking stock of what I have for the upcoming shows: REM Waterville, Designing Women - Bangor, and the Maine Harvest Festival. My show schedule is here. I hope to have some new collage wall art available to show you soon. In the meantime, I have some smaller collages listed here. And printed greeting cards listed here.

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Cheers!—Janyce

Show Update: Designing Women - Bangor November 3, 2018
DW poster 2018.jpg

I am looking forward to the Designing Women - Bangor show at the Richard Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson College, Bangor, Maine November 3, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm. If you are within an hour and a half or so from Bangor, I’d love your help in spreading the word. I have downloadable posters available and/or postcards to pass out. If you are able to help, please contact me and I will send you the information. Another great way to spread the word is share this post with your friends and family.

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Cheers!—Janyce

Show Update: REM Craft Fair October 27 and 28, 2018
 Pinecone and Sparrow Booth Display - South Portland, 2018.

Pinecone and Sparrow Booth Display - South Portland, 2018.

My posts have been scarce over the last couple weeks. A bout with diverticulitis has kind of knocked me off my feet a bit. Slowly recovering, but I haven’t been able to spend much time in the studio. Still, I am getting excited for the REM Craft Fair coming up in Waterville, Maine this October 27 and 28. Here are the details:

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

Hope to see you there!

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Cheers!—Janyce