Monday, August 30, 2010

Jameson Brown Photography

I got a chance to meet Jameson Brown and Ashley Carlow of Jameson Brown Photography at Christina and Andy's wedding this past weekend. They're wonderfully talented and creative photographers located in Portland, ME. I couldn't resist grabbing this photograph as we waited for the ceremony to begin.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Monotype - The Unique Print

One of a Kind "Monotype - the Unique Print" An Exhibition of Six Printers at the Harlow Gallery. Featured artists include Claudia Brahms, Robin Brooks, Corliss Chastain, Christine J. Higgins, Marguerite Ogden, and Kris Sader. The opening reception for "Monotype - The Unique Print" is Thursday, September 2 from 5-pm. An Artist Talk will be held Thursday, September 16 starting at 7pm. The show runs from September 2 to September 26, 2010.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Women, Work and Community Business Workshops

Do you have a business idea you want to put into action? Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community will offer an introductory business planning workshop on Tuesday September 21 from 9:30 to Noon at University College in Bangor, Maine.

The Introduction to Self-Employment workshop will walk participants through the pros and cons of owning your own business show you how to get started step by step, point out the major elements of a business plan, introduce resources available in locally and statewide, and help you decide whether self-employment is the right choice for you. The training is open to women, men, couples, and all entrepreneurs who are considering starting a business.

Women, Work, and Community will also offer be a 3 session class Basics of Business September 28, October 5 and 12th from 9:30 to 12:30 at University College. The class covers the basics of business plan, marketing, cash planning and is suitable for those thinking about or in the early start-up phase of a new business. Pre-registration is required for all workshops and classes. There is no fee for the trainings.

For more information or to register for the Introduction to Self-Employment and/or the Basics of Business, contact Jane Searles, Regional Manager at 262-7843 or

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My wedding is when? What do you mean this Saturday!

The realization that I'm getting married this weekend has finally come. When Andy and I first started planning the wedding we decided to rent a summer camp on a lake for a long weekend. We thought the idea of having people around longer would make the wedding seem less rushed. That's right I made my wedding into a three day affair. It sounded better on paper. But now faced with the logistics of feeding/housing/entertaining people for three days the task seems a little daunting. We also decided that we wanted to make the wedding as eco-friendly and local as possible. So I've been tracking down local pigs for pulled pork, chocolates from Black Dinah, lobsters, and canning jams for breakfast. I also bought some beautiful local soap and had Autumn Equinox make both my wedding rings and my bridesmaid's jewelry. And while I'm excited I'm exhausted. I still have my shirt to make for the reception, all of my flower arrangements, carrot cake cupcakes, the list goes on and on. Luckily I have lots of help. Especially Janyce- without her it seems nothing would run. More photos to come - Christina

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Move to Old Town

I'm officially a resident of Old Town, ME after 9 years in Bangor. It's a cozy place...a little smaller than my old apartment, but homey. Here's what my living room looked liked when we moved in.

I did dig out my sewing machine this weekend and BF and I are starting to find places for all our stuff. One of the best things about the move is now I'm within a five minute walk to work. I see lots of screen printing in my future!

Here are some views from my new neighborhood.

I'm sure I'll have more pictures to come.


Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm sorry to say our blog has been a little sad lately. Janyce and I have been busy. We've had moves, new wholesale accounts, and I'm getting ready for my wedding next week. But we've still been cooking, gardening, canning, hiking, and working on new scarves and napkins for fall. We'll get back on track sharing all these things and more just as soon as things settle down. Until then we'll just keep on rocking.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Northern Tides

I visited Deb at Northern Tides in Lubec, Maine this past weekend. It was great meeting her and seeing all the cool items in her shop. Here are some views from Lubec:


Friday, August 6, 2010

Marilyn Carr Retrospective

We traveled to Bustins Island, ME this week to view "Marilynscapes: The art of Marilyn Carr" currently showing at the Ship's Inn Museum. Our guide was F. Benjamin Carr, widower and author of The Story of Bustins: A Maine Summer Island.

Marilyn studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York, the Philadelphia College of Art, and graduated from the University of Maine, Machias. Her artist's eye, her attention to design and detail, and her artful use of color characterized her works.

In her later years, Marilyn focused on small natural objects painted large, especially sea shells, rocks, and flowers.

Marilyn, who died in February 2009 of ovarian cancer, was a resident of Hancock, ME and spent summers on Bustins Island for over 60 years.

Marilyn, a fashion illustrator, interior designer, and art teacher, as well as artist, exhibited in a number of galleries both in Maine and on the island of Nevis. Her work forms part of many private and corporate collections.

The show is a touching tribute to a woman who obviously loved her life and work.

If you are in the Freeport, ME area, please do take the Lilly B, the island's ferry, out to Bustins Island and see "Marilynscapes." The show is running now to Labor Day.