News — summer

Summer is Winding Down

The leaves have started changing here in the western mountains of Maine. The light has changed--fall is coming. I know...it's not even September. This always urges me on to squeeze the most out of what's left of summer! We have had a relatively rainy and very buggy summer. But finally, this last week of August, we have perfect weather and no bugs. I love the change of seasons here. It means there's something different to experience outside, different foods to prepare, fires to be be built, wood to be stacked, and colors to revel in as they change literally by the...


Why Tourists Come to Maine

We are now at the height of the tourist season here in Maine. And for good reason. Blueberries are ripe, local produce is finally producing, the weather is PERFECT, the lake water has warmed to a swimmable temperature. And you get to wear you favorite sweatshirt sitting around the evening campfire or on the deck having cocktails. Ah, yes, this is the life. Hurry and enjoy it, because in only a matter of weeks the temps will...well, we'll just save that subject for another post. Go out and enjoy some of this awesome summer we're having right now! Hope to...


Real Maine Summer (Summah)

It's finally summer here, highs in the 70s and lows in the high 50s, a hint of humidity, and the threat of thunderstorms in the afternoon. The breeze picks up pretty quickly after sunrise as the thermals start moving around from the lake to the mountains. I LOVE IT! I grew up in Maryland so I know about heat and humidity--glad to be done with that!  I've got two shows under my belt and now I'm gearing up for three more in August. I hope they are good ones! Getting the word out about my wearable art is the main...


Public Debut for Fox Run Studios

This weekend is my public debut at the Boothbay Windjammer Arts & Crafts Show. I'm nervous and excited to put my creations out there and, more importantly, get the feedback! I am taking 60 scarves with me, plus a collection of "small works" that are framed. Wish me luck!


Anticipation

I have 2 1/2 weeks til my first show of the season. The anticipation is running high. I don't know what to expect as far as sales or what people like for designs, so I'm doing what I like to do, just dyeing as much silk as possible!  Last week I sent 24 scarves out to sea aboard the Nova Star Cruise Ferry. I hope they are finding good homes and are traveling off the ship! I await news from the shop manager. Not feeling badly about spending so much time in my studio because the weather has been not...