October 31, 2008

Friday musings

Whacked out busy week here with lots of goodies coming into the gallery along with a lot of packages of goodies going to new homes! It always feels SO good to send an original artwork out to it's new owners wall! Lots of people are taking advantage of our sale on Hadley Hutton's work and getting their hands on some of the most beautiful Affirmations pieces. Lots to tell about the upcoming show(s) but for now will just give you a little peek of things to come for November. First up is Kristen Swanson and her amazing porcelain work with scrafitto technique in our next show "Lasting Impressions".
Enjoy the weekend and happy halloween to those who love all things spooky!

October 30, 2008

Joe Jackson

photo from press kit of Joe Jackson.com
Lists, life lists - do you have one? I am a list maker, sometimes only in the back of my head, othertimes on small scraps of paper, cards, or in my pocket folder if I think it's of upmost importance. My life list is one of those in my head. On this list are many things musical. One of those things was fulfilled last night - finally!
Last night my friend Ed and I went out to a concert at the Music Hall in Portsmouth to see Joe Jackson and hear some of his new music from the most fabulous recording called Rain. I have followed his music since college days, while working at the radio station and opening the package which held "Look Sharp!" inside. It was such a turning point in my musical enjoyment that I just can't tell you how exciting it was to finally see Joe Jackson live. I have just missed him over the past twenty years in London, Chicago, San Francisco, and in NYC. Imagine my surprise when I found out he was playing right here in New Hampshire. It was great to see him at the Music Hall as it was more intimate of a venue than the other locations. If you haven't heard his new album "Rain" you are just missing out. It shines like his diverse musical talent does with beautiful lyrics and fabulous riffs ranging from new wave to jazz and everything in between.

October 29, 2008

Amy Rice in the press

Saw this over at Amy's flickr today - a wonderful interview with Minnesota Monthly. Click though here to read the lovely stories about the one and only very original Amy Rice. We still have some of Amy's work in the Affirmations exhibition too - very affordable originals!

October 28, 2008

Affirmations :: part four


sian keegan

penelope dullaghan

amy rice
Just some afternoon eye candy from the lovely ladies exhibiting at artstream right now. All the work is available at the shop online, or drop by for a live visit if you are in the neighborhood!

October 27, 2008

Megan Bogonovich sneak peek

megan bogonovich sneak peek, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.
A little jump ahead to what will be coming in December/January for artstream. Megan popped over with beau Chuckie and we did a little photo shoot of her newest sculpture. This photo I took just for myself... All we can reveal right now is there are six to eight new sculptures being unveiled in Dec. in our To Rome, to roam show. Let me tell ya .... wow!
Stay tuned!

October 24, 2008

Flossy-P :: Affirmations

flossy p front window, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios. click through to enlarge
and to view the entire set!

More beauty on display at the gallery and online here at the shop. You just have to go
peek at these if you haven't seen them already. Much more to see by Flossy-P, Penelope Dullaghan, and Amy Rice. All so uplifting and giftable - for yourself or someone special... affordable ORIGINALS!
Happy weekend everyone!

October 23, 2008

Hadley Hutton:: Sale ... 50 percent off...

Hadley Hutton's beautiful encaustic artwork ORIGINALS are on sale right now at our shop. We are making way for her new work coming in so now is the time to buy! Click through here to view the ones available. Such beauty at amazing prices. Own an original!

October 22, 2008

The beauty of Elsita

Inner Thread photo by Elsita
Found through Whip up checked out her etsy shop and fell in love INSTANTLY! Visit her new blog to find out more about the art of paper cutting. Her new blog "all about Paper cutting" is a wonderful resource for everything paper and papercutting. The piece Inner Thread is completely and utterly beautiful - and personal. I am so thrilled to have found her. Go visit!
See her amazing paper sculptures here.

detail of Inner Thread by Elsita

October 20, 2008

Three at the sea

Three at the sea, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Just a little post on some newly available work of mine over at my etsy shop and at artstreamstudios shop. A few more of my things are still up at the ETA 4 too. I have been pulling a few prints and cleaning out a few drawers of illustrations. Cleaning and organizing is the key words for this past weekend... how was yours?

October 18, 2008

In the Kitchen with .... me!

Such a thrill today to be part of Grace at design*sponge's series written by Kristina Gill of Three Layer Cake - In the Kitchen with!
It is a favorite recipe of mine, which is an easy to make, knock it off in no time, Apple Cheese and Onion Tart. Not for the waist line watchers, but calories be damned. It's a wonderful autumn recipe. Thank you Kristina and Grace for including me!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone - and bake something YUMMY!

October 16, 2008

Gelatin monoprints

tiff gelatin monoprint with india ink by susan schwake
Here is one of my gelatin monoprints which is part of a larger series of ink on ink. Freehand ink drawing onto backgrounds of lush layers of printmaking ink floated on slabs of gelatin. I did a little tutorial on this here and am getting ready to set some dates for some weekend workshops in the studio here.
Today is a rainy-get-things-done-inside day so it's perfect for wrapping up some pieces which are going to a show down in Rhode Island pretty soon.... but more on that later!

October 15, 2008

Abby Glassenberg :: new birds!

owl by Abby Glassenberg

rooster by Abby Glassenberg
Abby Glassenberg just sent us three new birds for our flock here at artstream. Included in this round are a wise old owl, a carmel bird who is sweeter than sweet, and one proud rooster! They are now on the shop and ready to fly away to your homes... or perhaps as a beautiful autumn gift for someone?

carmel bird by Abby Glassenberg

October 13, 2008


Just a little shot of autumn from our view. Still renovating the kitchen -- all the way to changing windows and sanding ceilings. Soon though soon! I can't wait to unveil it here. Until then, just a leaf and a window... and a link to some gorgeous artwork by Curtis Cutshaw.

October 11, 2008

Kalevala :: tonight at artstream

Almost forgot to mention that we have an exciting - exotic - evening planned here tonight

The Poetry Society of NH celebrates the
The Finnish National epic
with poetry, music, Runeberg's tarts and other finnish pastries!
(some vodka and tea too!)
Begins at 6 p.m. right here at
56 North Main Street
Rochester, NH
Music by the Maine Kanteles playing Finnish Lapharps
(the national musical instrument of Finland)
The event is free and open to the public
Hope to see you here!

October 10, 2008

Persimmon Gold - Judith Heller Cassell

three plate woodcut - 4 feet by 3 feet on Japanese paper mounted in plexiglass
This piece tells all! It's a tribute to what is outside our doors here at artstream. Wishing you all a lovely long luxurious holiday weekend. More on Judith's work next week. Enjoy the beauty around you!

October 09, 2008

Thursday art class

illustration thursday, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.
So much joy in this class, i just had to share. they illustrated a passage from the "bfg" from roald dahl. what fun! happy thursday all!

October 08, 2008

Nanda Handcrafted :: cozy beauty

Aggettivo - Cowl/Capelet photo: Nanda Handcrafted

I was so pleased to join the New Hampshire Etsy Street Team because I was able to meet even more talented local artists and artisans - but somehow I missed Nanda Handcrafted - that is until today. Just look at these yummy warm lovelies created in the most sumptuous colors and textures. Yes folks, it's getting mighty cool in the evenings around here (tonight 38F and dropping) so it's only a matter of time for these pieces to become vital wearables in these parts!
The Aggettivo Capelet is my favorite! Stop by her shop and tell her we sent you. So much pretty to choose from - like this Sugar on Snow neckwarmer below...

photo: Nanda Handcrafted

So much talent, right here in our little state! Oh, and while you are getting cozy by the fire, dreaming of hot mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, take a little trip over to Salon and get fired up about the latest greatest national disaster, told by Garrison Keillor - straight up and without any sugar coating.

Penelope Dullaghan :: Affirmations

Fish and Fowl has to be one of my all time favorite works of art that Penelope Dullaghan has made. I love everything about this painting. See more of her work in our current show: Affirmations - all available at the shop!

October 07, 2008

Mimi Kirchner's #50 doll

After seeing Mimi this weekend, it reminded me that she has a quest going on over at her beautiful blog "Doll". She has hit her personal mark of making 50 handmade dolls this year (and still going strong)...#50 is a beautiful lady - don't you think? I am partial to the tattoo men, her babies and some of her other work, but this flower lady is so beautiful I had to share with you.
Go see more beauty at Mimi's etsy shop as well.

Golly Bard :: at Etsy

Found a cute little shop at Etsy with a perfect little image of what speaks to me in autumn. Available here at GollyBard's Etsy shop.

October 06, 2008

Concord Arts Market :: Weekend Fun

megan bogonovich's table, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Saturday brought the Concord Arts Market - conceived and pushed forward by the one and only Katy Brown. She is incredible!
Daughter Chloe made a lot of her jewelry and was juried into the fair. I took her over and Megan, Boyan and a sundry of other lovely vendors enjoyed a brisk October day with plenty of live music and fun as well as good traffic to the fair.
I don't do fairs anymore, but broke the rules twice this fall - once at Squam (of course!) and once now for Chloe. All in all a great day. Big bonus - I met the huge talent - Mimi Kirchner as she also came out for the event. Click here to see a much better photo than what I came up with for the posed shot of the two of us - mimi and me. My flickr has a few more from the event as well. Check it out in the spring of 09. More fun to come.

October 03, 2008

first sign

first sign, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.
autumn is here, with loads of changes. short post today as we are cocooning with our kitchen renovations (getting closer!) loads of new work in the gallery - stay tuned to the shop. ... more goodies in soon!

happy weekend all!

October 02, 2008

Lauren Haupt - Local Library

photography by Lauren Haupt from Local Library
Lauren Haupt stopped by here with a sweet comment yesterday and as usual I went a peeking at her blog which to my delight was not only witty but had a sidebar etsy display. As you most likely know about me dear readers I don't post much about jewelry, but I have to say Lauren's little shop - Local Library really caught my eye. I love these two pieces for their unique one of a kind look. Check out her blog too. It's bananahead pancakes. Just the name alone...

October 01, 2008

Pinecones and running feet

Just a little fall inspiration from here in New England. Yesterday's cross country meet with daughter Chloe brought me to this unexplainable pile of pine cones. Was it a busy squirrel or child who made this Andy Goldsworthy - esq eco-art piece? Either way, it was a lovely afternoon in the woods. What signs of the season changing are in your neck of the woods?