July 30, 2010

Week's end wrapup

dawn by susan schwake
It's been a full week -- with lovely weather today too, it's a joy to prepare for our party tonight for "Carbon Copy" encaustic work by Amy Ruppel. Don't forget the giveaway from Blik which happens too from 5-7 during the party. The winner must be present to win at 7:15 - we will draw 5 names and they will win the beautifully designed wall decals. These decals are great for any room in the home!
one of the 3 patterns of decals to be given away tonight!
I also had some moments to finish up some work on paper which have been lying dormant for too long. Above is one of them entitled "dusk". See them in the shop too as the are ready to go
We are also busily putting the finishing touches on "The Art Weekend" portion of our site which will house all the class and teacher information, the details and the registration form. This weekend will satisfy so many requests for more extended instruction at our studios that I am thrilled we can offer it this October.

July 27, 2010

The Art Weekend at artstream ...

We are thrilled to announce a new extended souped up version of our popular one day workshops here at artstream. Appropriately enough they are called "The Art Weekend at artstream" . Friday night, Saturday all day and Sunday all day art, yoga, community and fun with some very amazing instructors and fine art classes. All set in lovely New Hampshire at peak foliage season. Think warm days and crisp nights with nothing to stand in your way of making some new discoveries about your art!
Mark your calendars for October 15 - 17th for this fall -- you won't want to miss it! All the details and accommodations info will be on a new part of our website next week. Until then shoot me an email if you just can't wait!

July 26, 2010

coming in October ...

coming in October ..., originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Just a little teaser ... more tomorrow!

Silkscreening on Clay workshop!

Saturday brought Megan Bogonovich to our studio and a whole lot of fun. We held a six hour clay workshop which focused on porcelain and silkscreening onto clay. I'll let the photos do the talking - interested? Just you wait -- October is going to be bringing an ENTIRE art weekend to artstreamstudios. More on that soon.

July 19, 2010

Amy Ruppel's closing party!

photo credit: Blik
It's with great excitement which I share with you all here the news of a big bonus to our "closing party" for Amy Ruppel's show on Friday August 30th here at artstream - A GIVEAWAY! of the finest sort!
Blik - the nice people who make fabulous wall decals - are giving away five (yes FIVE) of Amy's three designs to give away that night to five of the very lucky people who drop in to see the show. We will have a drawing at 7 and you must be here to win. More on the party to come!

July 18, 2010


It was a wonderful week at Cape Cod, with waves beyond belief, seafood, walks and lots of books. I read three books by Rachel Cusk and one by the Welch family. All good. It always is so relaxing at the beach with no real agenda but what time to leave for home or which type of food do we wish to nibble while spread on the blanket. I guess it was over due for all of us! Upon returning home, the first thing which we always run to see is the garden.
One zucchini which Iwas pretty sure was going to shrivel up and die must have loved the hot humid weather and turned into a beast!
The flowers and herbs went crazy too as you can see above - and the mystery plant - turns out to be pumpkins. We think. Maybe. Tomorrow starts a new fresh week of camps with Printmaking and I just can't wait! See you tomorrow!

July 09, 2010

Amber Lavalley :: new works

portrait of a black haired girl

boy doll
Amber Lavalley just brought in some new very affordable works on paper - portraits with modern twists. Check them all out here! I love her decorative twists she adds to these pieces...

Full bloom

Just a little snapshot from Chloe this morning - in our back garden. We get a lot of hummingbirds and butterflies with our perennials and sometimes if we are very quiet - a capture of the moment. Stay cool! It's brutal out there! Stop back today for a peek at some new work from Amber Lavalley...

July 07, 2010

The long weekend

Hello dear friends. Sorry I have been away. It was a long weekend. Of the good kind. The kind which took me into the depths of the hottest humidity I can stand, making me purchase a mojito muddler and back again. Truly draining hot weather. Which brought me to the "lower level" of our house only to sort boxes and find some family treasures. My dearest great Aunt Florence (on the left) as a young woman with a friend and her baby. She was so beautiful and elegant and even as I imagine in the heat of the summer, in all those turn of the century clothes - collected. I had to share this as it was just so touching to me. Keep cool people. It's almost vacation on the Cape time!

July 04, 2010

Amy-Ruppel :: harvester-goat

Just another peek at the beautiful work which is now available at the gallery! Happy Fourth of July!

July 01, 2010

July brings Amy Ruppel : Carbon Copy

Oh the month of July - it brings such beautiful things: summer sun, beaches, hikes and bike rides. It also brings Amy Ruppel to our gallery with one of the most beautiful shows to hit our walls in some time! Amy has etched into black tinted beeswax - a variety of animal portraits and they are simply stunning. Take a peek at our site and see for yourself! Everything has been framed in beautiful antique frames which Amy herself scoured the market places for. Oh you just have to come by and see this show! On July 30th from 5-7 we will have a meet the artist reception with Amy, so you can come meet this incredible artist and ask her questions about her work!