Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler, MA

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We are nearing the end of the year and there are only a few shows left. I thought I post about one more, the Deerfield Christmas Sampler which took place at the Eastern States Exposition, in West Springfield, MA. This is a fantastic show for shopping for handmade goodies for the holidays! I only wish

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Scituate Art Festival, RI

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Columbus Day weekend has become my favorite holiday weekend of the year, and that’s due to the Scituate Art Festival in Rhode Island. This is only my second year showing in this amazing Fall event, and I’m completely in awe of all the fabulous artist, crafters, and antiques, there are to shop. I also cannot

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VIDEO: A View into My World

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I get asks quite often how I manage to balance my marriage, four small children, daily chores, and an art career. They are my passions and loves of my life so it doesn’t really feel like work, however, I’m always short on time! I made this video to give inquisitive minds a peek into my world.

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Martha Stewart American Made Contest

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I have entered Martha Stewart American Made Contest!    The story behind the entry: This all came about when I was contacted mid summer by the lovely promoters who run the Old Deerfield Craft Fairs in Massachusetts. They were contacted by the Martha Stewart representatives to enter nominations for the Made in America Movement Contest. I

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New Helper, New Display, and More!

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The summer shows have been going great and going by fast this season! I have been fortunate to have a helper assist me at some of my shows. Here we are getting ready for the Old Saybrook Show in Connecticut.   This is my oldest daughter, Jillian. She has taken an interest in my shows, and

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My Studio Makeover

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I have a small studio space and it feels like it’s getting smaller by the day. Lately, I’ve been having trouble finding a clean surface to work on. Supplies and artwork are piling up! This space needs a face lift.      It’s amazing what a new wall organizer, a few shelves, and baskets will

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My First Podcast

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I recently had an interview with Mary Mailler for her podcast series of Etsy Conversations she host on iTunes. I hope you enjoy listening to our convo as much as we had making it. 🙂   Mary is a fantastic artist herself and is also from my home state, Maine! We had a fantastic and fun

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Animal Tree: Can You Find All The Birds & Animals?

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My Animal Tree is the final piece to my tree collection. It’s chalk full of every animal in the entire collection!    If you look closely you will find 1 Bear, 1 Bee Hive, 1 Raccoon, 1 Fox, 1 Cardinal, 2 Blue Jays, 2 Possums, 3 Chickadees, 3 Eggs in a Nest, 5 Squirrels, 6

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The Day I Decided to Paint a Funny Cat Painting

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Here is one of the 1st funny animal paintings I designed. I love painting these! This one is of my cat, Melody. I decided to have some fun with this design by painting a mouse on her head. Just for the record we do not have any mice or rats. However, my daughter does have

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Curious Cat and the Bumble Bees

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Here is my painting of the Curious Cat. The best part of this painting is Carson Home Accents has chosen it an another one of my designs to go on their garden flags. Yippee!   When creating this painting I actually chased bees around in my mother-in-law’s back yard on my hands and knees to get

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New Children Paintings Coming Soon!

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I’m having so much fun painting my children designs! Here are my girls. They are my inspiration for all my children collections.   I just finished collecting a ton of reference photos of my children and their friends to paint another round of children designs. In this next batch of paintings I will have more boys! Hooray! Painting

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