My life has been Searsport, Maine based for 29 years…with occasional excursions to really wonderful destinations. This year, the furthest I’ve gone is Camden and Rockport to the South and Mount Desert Island to the East. And it still thrills me to walk the beach and the woods everyday.
I’m paying attention to what I’m paying attention to these days. Maybe it’s because my hair is shifting to silver, maybe it’s because I’m keenly aware that I can’t read every book that catches my eye or make every project that looks so beautiful but I’ve made a March decision:
I’m going to I’m going to try and give full attention to the little things that make my world wonderful…the conversations during reservation taking, the turkeys running through the playground and teasing the goats, the walks on the beach and the melting of the ice on the trails…the ship traffic on the Bay last night.
Our Makers Guild is creating an ambitious 2021 program of art, food and music that will happen at the campground. I expect the details will be released by April 15th with registration opening at the same time. To achieve that goal, this week my task is to build out the August program we’re calling Markings: Paper and Light. There will be two class tracks: making organically shaped lampshades with handmade paper and twisted wooden bases in one track and painting and mark making with natural pigments and dyes in the other. There’s nothing more relaxing to me than walking the beach and seeing which rocks and shells make interesting drawing tools…and now I’m look at the goats’ tails and wondering how to fashion their hair into brushes.
Reality is a tough task master: I need 8 hours sleep, it takes 6-8 hours/day to run the campground and administrate the Makers Guild and I really want to weave, sew and hangout with the goats…oh and I like to cook, walk an hour or two each day and spend time cruising youtube with Steve. And I love every single piece of the puzzle I call my life…and am grateful that you are here to share it!