Kathryn Costa is Teaching in Brunswick, Maine!

Exciting news in the world of mixed media art and craft: The amazing Kathryn Costa, author of The Mandala Guidebook, a beautiful and recent North Light art book publication, is teaching two workshops at my humble studio, The Painted Dog, in downtown Brunswick, Maine!!!  She will be here Friday evening, November 17th, from 6:00-8:00pm, and […]

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After School Art Club in Downtown Brunswick, Maine!

I’m sitting here in my little computer corner, gearing up for a new season of After School Art, Painted Dog Studio style!  I thought I should define just exactly what I offer…   I’ve had two after-school-years to tinker with this program.   Over these past two years, hundreds of kids, ages 5 to adult, […]

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An Incredible Visit, A Woolly New Book Class, and Summer Camps Posted!

Our Cloth Paper Scissors event went off gloriously and without a hitch.  We had an incredible time with the very wonderful and generous CPS magazine editors, Jeannine Stein and Barbara Delaney.  They brought an adorable make and take project; a faux plaster plus stitch technique that I am just itching to do again…And again… And again. […]

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Meet The Amazing Duo Behind Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine!!!

That’s right!!!  In-person, at The Painted Dog!!!!!!!!!!!!! (The art studio that I share with my dearest and most creative friend, Rebecca Sweek of Duncan’s Family Jewels).  We are both so absolutely THRILLED to announce this!  Jeannine Stein, Editor of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and author of Adventures in Bookbinding and Re-Bound, will be traveling from […]

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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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