my life list? After writing it, I've found opportunities opening up to help me complete it.
#81 on my list is visit 100 artist open studios. I love art and have visited a few studios, but want to see lots more of them. Within days of writing my list, my cousin N invited me to the West Medford Open Studios. Now I have just 99 open studios to visit!
It was nice getting a chance to visit with her and to see some beautiful items for sale. It was the day before Mother's Day and I bought my mom a beautiful card from Carolyn Dinsmoor. I really like her photography.
I bought the mug pictured above for myself and a different mug for my mom. I'm slightly obsessed with mugs and not sure why. Anyway, the mugs were made by Maureen Sonnie of Two Paws Studio.
I loved everything that she made! There was a blue plate with stars and moons. It looked so pretty and magical. Her pottery had this sparkle and whimsy about it. If I had enough money and had a few homes to decorate, I would have bought everything.
Then we visited Rich Turk, aka The Puffin Man. His pictures of puffins are mesmerizing. Take a look at his photo gallery. Just try and not smile while looking at a puffin! ; )
He photograhed the puffins on two trips to Machias Seal Island, off the coast of Maine, during the 2009 breeding season. I just noticed on the Maine website, that there is a lighthouse on the island. That would help with #42 on my list!
Also quite interesting is that there is a dispute betwen the United States and Canada as to who owns the island. The lighthouse is staffed by the Canadian Coast Guard.
Wow. You really do learn something new everyday. Writing about open studios led to learning about an international land dispute! Well, on that note, have a great weekend everyone!
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