Thursday, September 3, 2009

Maine Thoughts

Drawing upon last weeks blog, I wanted to take another week to share with you some of the amazing artists and design that were displayed in the Maine Cottage in Wells, Maine this summer.
Whenever possible I love to use local artists.  It just makes sense to support local talent and when the talent is so good, why not!

Rose Bryant is one of my favorite artists (actually one of my favorite people!).  
Her art is fresh, inspiring, and personal.  It is so rare these days to find an artist that will listen to a client and create for them.
For the Maine cottage, all I needed to do was give Rose my color palette and she was off and running. The result was all original art that reflected nature and the seaside in a subtle, comforting way.

I am thrilled to announce that Rose's art can now be seen at The Willow,
183 Water Street in Exeter.  Please drop by and enjoy the view!

Another local artist that I was privileged to display in the cottage was Matthew Smith, owner of The Copper Canoe, in downtown Exeter.

The process is called copper block etchings and takes it roots from a 300 year old craft in Italy called intaglio.  From the inception of the design all the way to the framing process, you can tell that Matthew's heart is present in every project.

The other great news this week is The Willow and I have finalized our lecture season and we can't wait to get started! The series will take place on Thursday nights from 7-8.  Wine and cheese and great decor!  Feel free to bring a friend! We will always send out an Evite, so make sure you have signed up on  The Willow's monthly newsletter.

October 1-  Fall Design with Sprinkling of the Bewitched
November 5- Thanksgiving Tablescapes with a Twist
December 4 (so that we can all enjoy the Festival of Trees on Thursday!)- Holiday Treasures
January 7- Color Your World- Dewey Color System
February 4- Finding Your Perfect Colors
March 4- Waking Up Spring- Holiday Tablescapes
April 1- Designing the Perfect Front Porch Container, No Kidding
May 6- Getting Out in the Garden- Color, Texture, and Really Cool Accessories!

Enjoy the beautiful week ahead!


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