October 28, 2010
It is with tremendous pleasure that I unveil the new work in encaustic (painting with wax) we just opened by Hadley Hutton! Yay! Words can not express my joy over these pieces, which I am sure will not linger long. Fly away is shown above appropriately as they will do JUST that!
October 27, 2010
Just got a nice note from Nicole over at freshly blended and it's on again! The original format Holiday Ornament Swap is back starting Nov. 1st. Here is a photo of my second year ornaments I sent out. I love participating in this swap and this is such great news. It really gets me into the holiday spirit each year and it's just fun to get little handmade packages from others out there too.
October 26, 2010
October 25, 2010
October 22, 2010
dreaming by susan schwake mixed media on panel
What can artists do? Artists can change the face of an area, inspire others for greatness, make us laugh and cry, infuse a city with economic riches, develop a new way of thinking, illustrate an era, illuminate a thought and spread the word of change. -- just sayin.
October 20, 2010
October 19, 2010
Thrilled as always to have Erik stop by with a load of goodies for us. All kinds of new super affordable (think $25 for these little 6 inch squares!) originals on wood with lots of Vespa goodness and other nostalgic images. He has been busy - they will all be in the shop soon.
October 15, 2010
October 14, 2010
October 13, 2010
October 11, 2010
We took a walk in the woods on Sunday. It was so sunny and quiet. We found a huge shag bark hickory tree and these fallern chestnuts and a seed pod. Reminded me of walking around the woods as a child and finding chestnuts. That was enough to make it a perfect day.
Today my adults and our preschoolers printed with leaves. The process is simple and fun and you can enjoy finding your favorite leaves outside before you start!
October 10, 2010
October 08, 2010
Somehow this week just all fell into place. Beautiful skies each morning and night with so much packed in between, lots of exciting news on the horizon, but that will have to wait. So for now, here's a scene from late yesterday. I love rainbows ... they always come when you least expect it and seem to bring luck. Do you believe in luck? I am not sure if I do, but I believe in rainbows.
October 05, 2010
Three of my students wanted to make cushions from their material they had batiked, so - sew we did. They had never sewn before at all and I think they did a wonderful job. I taught them a little satin stitch too, which they each tried out before sewing up the cushion and stuffing it. Good times in class today - will show some of the others later this week, they are finishing up the batik process and finishing them as wall hangings.
October 04, 2010
These are the beauties which are part of our new exhibition - canisters and bowls by Megan Bogonovich. Each one is one of a kind but as a group, they all coordinate beautifully. From coffee to oats to whatever you need to keep stored, these babies will hold it! The bowls are wonderfully large, for that ice cream pig-out session or serving dishes for a special party. Sturdy and machine washable, they will stand the test of time!
Ok, I lack in photographic skills when I am entertaining at the gallery, but dear friend Phil snapped a few which "didn't get away". It was a dreary rainy night, with loads of "weather" but we had a lot of fun and the show is off to a great start. Here are Phil's shots above. How was your weekend?
October 03, 2010
I made some salsa this weekend and canned it. Got only five jars as the green tomatoes just refuse to turn red. Must be the colder weather slowing them down. Anyway, here are three of the jars on the sill. You can see that the trees have not all turned as yet. But they are trying to.
October 01, 2010
Join us for some autumn merriment tonight at artstream from 5-7 or so - wine, desserts and some of the fabulous artists in this exhibit will be on hand for your enjoyment! Above is a peek at a few of the works in the gallery! It's all online tonight at 5 - so if you are far away, you can see it all too... enjoy your weekend - it's going to be a beautiful one here in New Hampshire!
Busy week, preparing for this upcoming show and basically reconstructing the entire gallery. It's a labor of love however and an enjoyable one. We love our jobs! A few shots of our work in progress and the hanging. Stop by online or live tonight at the gallery for some remarkable artwork, meet the artists and some killer desserts and wine!