Make Due & Mend

Make-Do-Mend-Letterpress-Print-1384008662

What a great message for our time, eh?

The extra special piece of art was printed by hand at Big Wheel Press in the heart of downtown Northampton, MA.

“Stay calm and carry on? Nah, we’d rather just make do and mend, wouldn’t you? This 19″ x 12.5″ broadside letterpress print was made with a Vandercook SP-20 proof press using antique wood type and antique cuts on lightweight taupe French Paper.” (from website—to order link is below)

http://scoutmob.com/p/Make-Do-Mend-Letterpress-Print?ref=cat_art&sort=new

Beach Sticker Booth

Sticker Booth Town Neck

Beach Sticker Booth, Town Neck

I saw this unique installation at the beach sticker booth at Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Mass. It is fake, but the light was just perfect to make this look so cool. All about perspective and taking the time to look around and see what interesting things we notice in our world.

Drop Cloth Bags

drop cloth bag before, Lillibridge, Dakota 1966

final bag, Lillibridge, Dakota 1966

Today I made something and it has been a while. I don’t do so well in the heat, but I had to create. My workspace is now a makeshift studio in the garage, but there was lovely breeze. It was great to work simply for the sake of artistic expression. I wasn’t terribly vested in the outcome. I just needed to get into a project and shut my brain off for a while. Exercise, making something, cooking, swimming…whatever it takes for a “brain break”—I highly recommend doing this. I am mellowed out and the problem solving part of my brain works at a more efficient/less frantic pace when I am working with my hands.

Ed Chesnovitch, Pastel Artist/Cape Cod

Ed Chesnovitch

Along Scorton 18 x 18

http://www.chesnovitch.com/

I just met this interesting, multi-talented artist buying a Town Neck T-shirt. Beautiful work—the light is just inspired. Please check out both Ed’s paintings and the graphic design work he has done. I look forward to maybe a studio visit one day to see more of his art.

Eh, I Could Eat

Town Neck Boardwalk approach, Lillibridge, The Town Neck Company, Dakota 1966

boardwalk jumping

The Town Neck Company, Lillibridge, Dakota 1966, Sandwich, Mass, Eh, I could eat

This is the board that represents my family on the Boardwalk in Sandwich Mass. My husband’s mother wasn’t really proud of our choice, but it is a pretty good family slogan. It’s near where everyone jumps off at high tide. Here’s to summer!