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Becoming a fiber artist was one of the best things that I’ve ever done in my life!  My circle of friends has grown to include people from across the state of Maine and beyond.  I never dreamed that life could be so good!  When I began walking down this path, I was imbedded in a corporate life, where I knew that if I continued, all I’d ever make in life would be… Read More

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Dear Campers, My week in August will be here soon enough.  My July seems to be booked up already and it will be wonderful to come to Maine and create with you. This will be my third session as Artist in Residence in Searsport and it is easy to think of things to share as everyone has always been so open to new ideas.  Although I found my work as a dental hygienist in a… Read More

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We don’t have to wait until winter to visit with Santa at Searsport Shores! He visits every August and again during Fiber College of Maine. Here’s a note from the “jolly ol’ elf” Hello Dear Friend, The cold dark winter here at the North Pole has ended and it is time for me to visit folks around the world. My first stop will be to visit my mid-Atlantic workshop in Olney, Maryland. While… Read More

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When I was about ten years old I busted my Mom’s sewing machine. My Dad gathered it up and left the house almost immediately. Two hours later he came home with a 1940’s Singer sewing machine. It was classic black with painted gold scrolls. It sewed forward and backward. That beautiful machine was a gift for me, just me. (They replaced my Mom’s machine shortly afterward.) This is how my folks supported… Read More

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Enjoy some of the colorful quilts made by this week’s Artist-in-Residence Susan Ober

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You might think you’re seeing double when the Ober sisters come to Camp and Create! Susan Ober is a quilter from West Haven, Connecticut. Her identical twin sister Nancy “Seasi” Ober is a potter from Kansas City, Mo. Susan’s primary art form is quilts, She has made around 100 to date; Seasi has been throwing pottery for over 30 years, and they both enjoy gardening. Susan makes her living as a Registered… Read More

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Hello future hoop friends! My name is Jen Appleby and I will be bringing Wingspan Mindful Movement to Searsport Shores July 16-19th. I am a hula hoop dancer from Lisbon Falls Maine and I love helping kids and adults alike find joy in learning to hoopdance. I am a long time mover and have dabbled in tai chi, yoga, ballet, and baton before finding a home in hoopdance as ‘flow art’ five… Read More

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Greetings from Searsport Shores! Gail and I are into the second day of our residency and enjoying exploring various book art creations with campers. Today we made our first small books with accordion folds. We then spent a lot of time thinking about the covers, using recycled patterned envelopes and notan cut outs to decorate the front. Some books are already being used to capture the beauty of Maine’s coast through collaging… Read More

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Searsport Shores is thrilled to be welcoming back Angelika Paul for another week this summer with Art From Scratch. Everyone had a super good time last year bouncing their very own super balls and making colorful, messy art using basic materials found in the kitchen!
Angelika will be at The Shores June 28 – July 4th

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Many of you know that the Artist in Residence program is a cherished part of who Searsport Shores has become.  Every week we host a different artist (or two) with an agreement that they will work with guests for an hour or two each day doing almost anything they’d like.  When they’re not working with guests they are encouraged to pursue their own artistic muse while calling the art studio and the… Read More

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