Boothbay Harbor is a busy place in the summer. There were lots of boats in the harbor. The comings and goings were fun to watch, and it was fun to paint all the "stuff" on the dock. Plein air painting affords such a wealth of experiences!
Leading up to our first art show on July 28 at Alder & Vine for the Belfast, ME Artwalk, (5:30 -8 pm) we will be showcasing several years’ work of miniature fairy dresses made from natural materials in our woods.
Shown here is The Faery Maiden, a birch and bramble “Wee Folk” fairy dress that was one of my first creations.
July 1 -July 31 Celebrating Ocean Point Studio’s 27th year Featuring the latest plein air paintings of the Boothbay region by Corinne McIntyre.
Directions: From the traffic light at Hannaford, turn onto Route 96/Ocean Point Road. Go about six miles. Van HornRoad will be on your right. The gallery is about one-quarter mile down on the left. 633-3990 130 Van Horn Road https://corinnemcintyre.com
"Two Trees at Ocean Point" oil 9" x 12”
The big November snow storm was a storm to remember for sure. One of the memories it left was its changing of "Three Trees" to "Two Trees" Our icon has changed but we will still enjoy painting the new look. Artists are undaunted!
This hot rock band harnesses handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Returning to the Camden Opera House by popular demand! In this increasingly virtual world of ours, what makes music authentic? For some, songs are no more than tiny sentimental decompressions. But others treat music as an extension of their roots, a mirror of their travels and relationships, and a testament to both their craft and passion.
Morning Light on the Cove 11" x 14" Oil on oil-primed linen mounted on board. I painted this about 7:30 in the morning in mid April. Even though it was overcast the light was just beaming on the little house on Ram Island and on the homes in the cove. The inner cove was still a little dark. It was magic. You see so much when you are plein air painting........and there is so much to see!!!
Every month we at Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters spend hours upon hours researching the very, very best deals in our shop for you. And every month no one pays attention. At least in this venue. We actually get pretty good results from our newsletter. But we keep plugging along here hoping that it will catch on one day and that we’ll make a sale or get over 5 clicks.
The Most Unknown is an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know?
In a meadow in Tanglewood, a lone Tulip Tree blooms in May......I came up to one just to touch the petals. And there, I came upon a Solitary Fairy, one of the Wee Folk. Read more of the story and what makes spring time a powerful time on our website: The Solitary Fairy in a Tulip Tree.
A sweet gift for Mom! And on sale from $25 to $20. These one-of-a-kind miniature altered book art pieces made with tissue paper, tulle and cupcake wrappers. Then, the back of the corset is stitched up with pink thread. Each measures approximately an inch and a half by six inches and some come with their own handcrafted miniature hangers.
APRIL* By John Galsworthy Starry-eyed is April morn, Rain bells glitter on the thorn. Birds are tuning down the lane Patter song of fallen rain. Spring can grieve, but Spring can be Very life of minstrelsy!
“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” -Henry David Thoreau
Camden Opera House partners with Points North Institute to present Into the Wind, a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of artist Andy Goldsworthy's world. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy's work and Thomas Riedelsheimer's exquisite cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world.
Our area's best playhouse, as voted by VillageSoup readers, will play host to a new romantic musical comedy "Is Mozart in Maine?" March 23-25. The storyline revolves around Mozart being mysteriously transported into the future where he is adopted by a coastal village at the height of tourist season. Book, music and lyrics are by Rockport resident Richard Cadwalader, and the production will feature many of the mid-coast's finest singers and pe
If you follow my posts, you know that I make miniature fairy dresses out of natural materials I find in the woods. And each one has an Irish back story, which is perfect for this month, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, based on the patron saint of Ireland.
Here are three handmade one-of-a-kind green dresses and their Irish backgrounds, which are $35 each on our Etsy store.
Is St. Patrick’s Day the “Holy Day” for you or an Irish friend? I made this wee fairy dress in the midst of a nor'easter. While it was a whiteout outside for nearly 18 hours, piling up over a foot, I wanted to bring the beauty of Ireland's lush green landscape into this dress with dark green reindeer moss over a birch bodice.
The back of the bodice is stitched up by bright green thread. This miniature fairy dress measures 1.5" by 4 " and comes with its own wee custom hanger.
MIDCOAST — Area landscapers: Have you filled your mowing contracts yet this year? Do you want to lock in more jobs? Help is here. Penobscot Bay Pilot is producing its spring/summer edition of the WAVE magazine and is dedicating pages to advertisers building their business base in landscaping and property maintenance services.
The Camden Opera House presents the romantic drama Before Sunrise. Join us on a spring Friday evening for Date Nights – romantic films at an affordable price that includes free popcorn! Tickets $5 at the door.
She is a love fairy and carries the red rose with her at all times. But love can cut both ways as anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak knows. The Leanhaun sidhe is a Gaelic muse, a solitary fairy, who seeks men to love, and live off of, for the more they are in her power, the more they waste away. The last gift they give her is their writing and poetry. She is immortal and death does not destroy her power. She is ever seeking for the next man to inspire and claim.
Imbolc (pronounced EE-Molc) is a Celtic holiday on February 1 commemorating the midway point of winter changing to spring. The Celtic Goddess Brighid transforms from the Crone of winter to the Maiden of spring. After being shut in all winter, this is a celebration of light and of lengthening days.
In winter, the ‘Wee Folk,’ Irish fairies, retreat underground. This is the Reindeer Muse, the Queen's own poet. Every day, she alights to a sunny spot to collect the sun and her thoughts for a new verse she'll take back to the Queen and court for the evening. This one-of-a-kind miniature fairy dress is made from dried grass, birch bark and reindeer moss adorned with an applique of birch and dried Hydrangea.
This wee Irish fairy is called Sinann, based on legend of the origins of The River Shannon, a river filled by the Otherworld. It was named after a young lady called Sinann, who happened to be the grand-daughter of Lir, god of the sea. She decided to visit Connla’s Well and ate the fruits of the Tree of Knowledge, although she knew it was forbidden. As a result, the waters of the well rose up, carrying her out to sea and drowning her there. So the River Shannon was formed.