Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Violet Jelly!

I just found this website that shows how to make Violet Jelly! Yes... jelly from violets. Sounds wonderful and I think I'll try it. You can use the same recipe to make lavendar jelly, dandelion jelly and more. See it at:
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Monday, April 18, 2005

Spring in Maine

It's spring in Maine. This is something of a miracle. Anyone who has lived through a winter in Maine knows this. So the crocuses are blooming and it's warm enough to walk outside with a jacket, not 15 layers of clothing so you can't bend your arms.

I get inspired by lots of spring Maine things...mostly ferns and spring peepers and flowers. One year I did several paintings with spring peepers in them. That's how I got into the frog characters that are in a lot of my watercolors. I ended up donating one of those paintings to our local chapter of Habitat for Humanity for an auction to help fund a Habitat House here in my town. Now every time I hear the spring peepers I think of that Habitat House as well as enjoying the sound... I hope the folks living in the house have some spring peepers nearby to listen to, too.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Some news on my animal paintings

I've recently updated my website by adding several paintings from my animal series. These paintings are wonderful for baby gifts, decorating children's rooms and gifts for moms. As a matter of fact, this series is currently featured on as one of their "Fresh Ideas for Nursery Decor". Read the article at:

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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Monthly card drawing

Congratulations to Kathy of Florida for winning a free packof Fern House Studio cards in our monthly drawing. If you'd like to be entered into April's drawing, go to the contact page on and sign up for our enewsletter.