Saturday, November 24, 2012

From my Studio...

I am excited!  -all these ornaments are for sale at the Maine Jewelry and Art Gallery on Harlow Street, Bangor Maine. 

This is the second Holiday Season that I have been invited to consign my hand painted Ornaments and Wine Bottle Charms in this amazing Shop.  If you find yourself in Bangor, I invite you to stop in and see for yourself the wide offering of Artwork and Jewelry by the many talented Artisans.

You can also many of the these Ornaments and my other hand made offerings on my online Etsy Shop.

I'm painting every moment I can...
 and always working on new designs and creations, like these two ornaments.  The Mosaic Ornament above is created with actual Lobster Shells.  The two below, I used mussel shells harvested off our beautiful coast of Maine.
These newest designs will be available very soon.

I enjoy custom orders, I have personalize many of my ornaments and mini lobster buoys for special occasions.   

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Maine Fall Wedding

  I am delivering these Lobster Buoy Wedding Favors to a Maine Bride this Friday for her Wedding on Saturday.   She found my little buoys a couple of weeks ago and contacted me through my Etsy Shop.  She asked if I could custom paint 130 buoys for her and I said yes! 

With every custom order request, comes a new creative experience for me.  A chance to expand my offerings.  Sometime the requests turns into a sale, sometime not, but all requests are valuable.  I learn from each experience and connection.  Gain new insights on what my customers would like to see offered. 

This is my second big custom Wedding order.  My first, a few months ago, will be for an October Wedding next month.  I also recently completed a custom order of 50 buoys for a Baby Shower taking place next month.  All those buoys spreading out in the world, representing special memories for families and friends. 
It humbles me and brings me great personal joy!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I don't have nearly the spare time that I would like for photography, but I did make a little time to play on July 4th.

These are just some of color variations of my Lobster Buoy Wine Bottle Charms/Wedding Favors, hanging from some of my favorite bottles of wine.  They also make a great nautical Christmas Ornament! 


Oh -and I can't resist sharing my Love Lobsters.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My newest color combination for my Lobster Buoy Wedding Favors.

They also make fun wine bottle charms.

You can find some of these designs in my Etsy Shop
I will be adding new items in the coming weeks.  I am creating new color combinations all the time.
They all look great personalized.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lobster Buoy Wedding Favors Journey to my Etsy Shop

I'm going to ramble a bit, I'm so excited about the direction my Etsy Shop is going and,
stepping out of my comfort zone and documenting the journey of my creative offerings...  
My newest offerings on my Etsy Shop are Mini Lobster Buoys.  This time of year, they make the perfect Wedding Favor for your Guests.  They look great personalized.  I originally painted these buoys white with a handpainted Lobster on them, as Christmas Ornaments and sold  a number of them in the Etsy Shop.  In fact, a few weeks ago, a New England Bride was surfing the net to find a Lobster Buoy Wedding Favor for her guests that could be personalized and she stumbled upon my Sold Items Page of my Etsy Shop.  She contacted me, I made up some samples, I gave her a quote and she said Yes!  I will unveil the completed buoys after her Wedding this Fall, since they will be gifts for her guests.  In the mean time, I have now begun offering them in sets of three's and five's.
Hurry!!  The unassembled Mini Lobster Buoys arrived in the mail.

I put  little drop of glue in the whole and insert the dowel.



Photo shoot.

Up close

Staged and now available on my Etsy Shop


Friday, March 16, 2012

Tea for two

 We end most evenings with a lovely cup of sleepy time tea.  I purchased these two tea cups and saucers years ago with the intent to paint on them and sell them, but they got packed away and forgotten.  I stumbled upon them a week or so ago, looking for something else. I decided to retire our morning coffee mugs for tea cups for our evening ritual.  Although they would be fun to paint, these days, my current surfaces are more often wooden or treasures I've harvested from the beautiful beaches along the coast of Maine. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I love living on the Coast of Maine!

Higgins Beach

I love living on the Coast of Maine!  I took these photos a couple of weeks ago.  We've been fortunate to have a very mild winter and happened to be out and about on a day when the weather was fabulous and tide was coming in.  I took 192 photos that day and it's took awhile to pick just a couple to share. 
Portland Head Light