Waxy Stab-Bound Journals… Craft Publishing Royalty This Way Comes… And Sew Somerset Winner Announced!!

In all my varied creative endeavors, I always come home to book making, especially stab-bound books.  I try lots of different things, often winging off in strange or new directions, but I seem to circle back, like a vulture really, and devour book making.  I LOVE HAND MADE BOOKS. I also have been thoroughly enamored […]

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Stampington Sponsored Giveaway: Win the Latest Sew Somerset Magazine and Start the New Year Off Creatively!

Sewing combined with art journaling and/or artist book making is one of my greatest creative passions.  I love to incorporate machine or hand stitching somehow on my journal or book pages. Stitches often add an extra element of visual interest and can replace glue when using them to hold a collage in place. Which is […]

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Pink Ribbons and Corporate Malignancies

There has been a recent occurrence here in my small corner of the world.  A bit of change.  Also a big calendar landmark passed.  One that I do not particularly like.  One that makes me feel yucky feelings. The occurrence?  I resigned from my job as an education coordinator at my local Joann Fabric and […]

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Grand Opening Announced for One Sweet Little Art Studio in Downtown Brunswick, Maine!

The Painted Dog: An Art & Stitch Studio of 13 Pleasant Street Brunswick, Maine, will have its’ official grand opening celebration in just two short weeks.  On Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd we invite you to come and see what we are all about.  Becky, my partner in crime and craft, (mostly craft […]

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WEEKEND WARRIORS: Saturday Zentangle and Knitting Added at The Painted Dog in Downtown Brunswick!

As we slowly wind our way into fall, I have begun to think about knitting and crocheting.  I love to knit during this time, especially fingerless mitts!  I also can appreciate the fact that many people have day jobs and only have evenings or weekends free.  So…..I have an amazing friend, artist, and knitting instructor […]

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