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The new gardens were pretty successful this season in spite of the crazy weather we witnessed all summer long here.  New friends were made.  So I took a day a few weeks ago for some me time.  You know, that time when you just put the million and one little things you must do daily on a back burner and simply enjoy the day.

This picture inspired me to start a project for my neighboring gardening friend Paul.  The farm houses many birdhouses.. the land, a protectory for all living creatures.. a very special place indeed. The bluebirds set up housing in this nesting box right in the middle of my garden and we witnessed the building and care they so painstakingly take to prepare their nests for hatching out.  The day we heard the first peep peeps was so great! I’m hoping they will return once again next year. I know I’ll be watching for them.

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I so seldom have the time for painting, nor am I a painter..but do enjoy dabbling from time to time.   It was a fun project for me, and hopefully a nice garden remembrance gift for my friend.

Sketched and begun..

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Here’s the finished picture.  Very primitive I know.. but a great me day, all in all.

Bluebird at work

Bluebird at work

 

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Yesterday I went to the Portland Museum of Art to see the Wyeth exhibit this month which was wonderful!

Wyeth, known to employ his gift for pictoral narrative to create paintings that resonated with deeper meaning,  was surely successful in this  image portraying  Maine fishermen as mythic figures and symbolized, through their labors, a theme of sustenance.

N.C. Wyeth -- Dark Harbor Fishermen

N.C. Wyeth -- Dark Harbor Fishermen

This was another interesting piece I was drawn to…. by Charles Duback

The Coopers

The Coopers

Coopers or barrelmakers, were important in the rural Maine economy of a hundred years ago when commercial trade and shipping provided many jobs.  Sitting on a row of barrels, these barrelmakers hold the tools of their trade and sported real clothes,  a Veteran’s Day poppy,  and a matchbook in a pocket.

The Coopers -closer look

The Coopers -closer look

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