Duncan’s Family Jewels at The Painted Dog!!!

So this new studio space, shared between myself and Rebecca Sweek, is not just one intended for teaching, it’s also the new home of Duncan’s Family Jewels!  This is Rebecca’s smartly named line of handmade bags, clutches, and the like, available for purchase here on Etsy.  (Duncan is the name of her beloved dachshund who can […]

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The Painted Dog: An Art & Stitch Studio Coming Soon!

I cannot contain my excitement any longer!  My very creative (and hilarious) friend and I are renting a humble and darling little studio space in downtown Brunswick, Maine.  She will use the space to stitch her wax canvas bags, clutches, and other creations while I will hold after-school art clubs for several age groups, along […]

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Screen Printing With a Freezer Paper Stencil: A Tutorial (this time without any dirty little secrets)

I’m back at it, arting and crafting in many directions.  I’ve recovered from my vacation-is-over blues.  I’m again forgoing stylish clothes (heck, even clean clothes) for art supplies and passing up on Cosmopolitan or Glamour magazine for the latest trendy how-to art-related book.  I’ve delved knee deep into freezer-paper-stencil-screen-printing and must tell you how very […]

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Somerset Studios GALLERY Giveaway Winner Announced Plus A Brief San Juan Range Trip Report!

These comments are amazing, each and everyone of them!  You ladies have cheered me up so much! I am home from my grand and glorious adventure, this is day two back to reality, and I must admit that I’m more than a little depressed.   My dear hubby and I went kid-less to Colorado to […]

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Stampington Sponsored Giveaway: Somerset Studio GALLERY Summer 2015!!!

Oh goody, goody, goody!!! I am announcing another hot-of-the-presses, gorgeous Stampington magazine giveaway! This time I get to send to one lucky winner the latest Somerset Studio GALLERY magazine; the summer 2015 issue.  This issue is a jam-packed collection of amazing Somerset-esqe art.  From artsy mermaids to painted matchboxes, and waxed envelopes to altered playing cards, this […]

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