Lettering Makes me Giddy….

Especially when I stumble upon amazing books like this one…

I’ve been trying hard to work on my hand lettering skills… doing a little practice every day, and I 

recently found this gem at my local used bookstore… The Book Bear, here in West Brookfield.

Published in 1912… it’s full of gorgeous inspiration…













Farmer’s market….

Every Wed. afternoon here in town we have a farmer’s market.

And right now is my favorite part of the season. The produce is flowing onto the town common in all it’s colorful splendor. It’s just….. just…. it’s well… just YUM. I want to bring it ALL home with me.

So here are a few pictures I took while I was waiting for the selling/buying bell to ring…..

Last Concert of the Season….

I can’t believe we’re already in the middle of August. Where did the summer go?

Last night was the last Concert on The Common in our beautiful little town, and we had a wonderful time.

 After some late afternoon rain, the sun came out and we were gifted with absolutely beautiful weather.

Wonderful friends….

Dancing in the street….

Good music (Thanks to The Billy Goodspeed Band) ….

And everyone was savoring these last days of summer…

I mean… look at those faces…it doesn’t get any better than that! Of course it’s even better when you add glow sticks…

Everything is better with glow sticks.

Happy August everyone!

I hope your summer has been as magical as mine has.

Farmer’s Market Day…

Yesterday was our town’s weekly Farmer’s market…I LOVE the farmer’s market.

I Rode my bike into town and got some stuff… organic….local….yummy….stuff.

All strapped in and ready for home.

I bought: Macoun apples…Red  Dragon carrots…Swiss Chard…cabbage… Fresh farm made Gruyere cheese…and finally, because I couldn’t resist, a couple of White Chocolate, pineapple scones from the B&B across the street from me. The same B&B where you’ll hopefully be staying when I get my act together and offer classes in my studio… The Dragonfly Inn B&B. I dont know how anyone could have resisted them. ( I’m eating one now with my coffee as I write this…heaven)

Dinner last night consisted of …

Lightly sauteed Swiss Chard w/ garlic

Brown sugar glazed carrots

and Apple, onion and cheddar quiche.

I was a happy girl.

Art and Music….

Just a quick post to let you know that I have listed this piece on my online shop to raise funds for my

choral group… The Quaboag Choral Society.

We are looking to buy some new music to sing at our upcoming White Christmas Celebration .

So…. with one click of the mouse you can help support art AND music, and own this sweet little sculpture!  🙂


Take Care!!!


Every year, on the 3rd of July, our town has a bonfire on the town common.

An independence day tradition with a fun band… this time it was a a Rod Stewart tribute band  with Rick Larrimore as Rod Stewart….They were a lot of fun! You can see for yourself here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOtyIS_Gk2g.

I was working at the Lion’s Club stand selling hotdogs and popcorn etc. , so I wasn’t able to take the pics, but hubby did a wonderful job capturing the event for me. ( I did get one picture of the beautiful rainbow on my way to the concert, with the rainbow ending incredibly at the bandstand) :


On the left edge of the picture, you can see part of the bonfire before it was lit.

Per usual, our town put on another memorable event. Did I mention that I love my town????


The fire is safely started and attended by the F ire department…





Rick Larrimore……


It was a grand evening in my sweet town….

I hope you all had a lovely holiday… peace from West Brookfield….


A Country Wedding….

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it… you and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.”      – George Moore

My sister Sally was married this weekend. A beautiful day in our beautiful town. Her groom was handsome, and the guests were smiling. It couldn’t have been any better.

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Planting the wedding tree…

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Gorgeous flowers…

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The whimsical cupcake tower………..

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Max and his grandfather….

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And of course, Good friends to celebrate new beginnings…

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It was a good day….. Many blessings to you Sally and Doug!