Thursday, April 26, 2012

A small book-The  paper is a mohawk superfine that has been monoprinted using Akua (soy based) inks. I have used vinca leaves in the design of this paper. Inside is a small book with the poem "Theives" by Mark Nepo ( ...."it's the insidious virtue to have everything in order before we live that is the greates thief....")

Sunday April 1st was the Book Arts Bazzar at the Wishcamper center in Portland. An event in celebration of book makers, artists etc. very fun and inspiring .I sold a few books and a lot of my decorative papers ( monoprinted, paste paper design, silkscreened).
                                    WISDOM BOX PROJECT
I have been a companion at the Center  for Wisdom's Women since the fall of 2011.
My involvement started out as an internship for the Chapliancy Institute of Maine ( from which I was recently ordained as an Interfaith minister. Companioning the women and being a  part of the center has been a rewarding experience,  so I have stayed on as a volunteer.

Last summer ( 2011), we had to temporarily leave  our space as it was being renovated. We wanted to come up with a creative project that was simple and portable for the women while we were in transition. I suggested painting & decorating matchboxes and inserting prayers ( poems , blessings and inspirational sayings) into the box - after taking the matches out. It became popular with many of the women- actually "soothing" and "meditative" as some of the women have reflected. We have called them "Wisdom boxes" and continue to sell them as a fundraiser for the center (

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring/Summer Teaching Schedule:

Saturday May 19th at GAllery 302 ( from 9:30-4:00
In the morning , we will work our surfaces, using matt medium ,paste paper paints, collage ,gold foils etc. ,and then monoprinting with Akua ( soy based inks) in the afternoon. All material included, no experience necessary.

Saturday, June 9th Gallery 302
BOOK ALTAR WORKSHOP- Using decorative papers, and an assortment of embellishing materials, we will create a structure in which the center panel is worked in layers. No experience necessary, all material;s included.

Thursday July 12th Gallery 302
Printmaking/surface design.

for more information about these classes, contact ; to register call ( GAllery 302) 207-647-2787.