thursday we drove to bangor, maine to stay the night before changing configurations,
cars and people
for friday's trip downeast to the coast and route one, and portland, first
visiting the farnsworth museum to see some wonderful work (andrew wyeth!)
and then to portland for a fun evening.
saturday we went to bowdoin to the arctic museum just barely missing an exhibition of arctic clothing which opens in two weeks. i asked a worker how long it would be up and he said for "a while" so maybe i will see it next time i'm here. i did see beautiful work themed around people and birds, saw artifacts from peary's expeditions, also saw some big animals and tools and beautiful sewn boots. the arctic work is deeply moving, so much is conserved and used, tiny stitches to make boots watertight, small lashings and mends on a huge sledge, tethers and lashes holding tools together, needs must.
on sunday we checked out of the rather down at the heels hotel and went to the book arts bazaar at the university of southern maine, a yearly event organized by rebecca goodale and attended by so many friends, old and new. i asked hannah to help me out, which she graciously did. i just love the interactions of folks around me and of the positive energy around book arts and people who love books, there were artist of all ages, including students. this is a good event in every way. i caught up with so many terrific people, and one of my new nest/basket/shifu books found a home with special friends.
martha kearsley and photos of the book arts bazaar
and today i am practicing square space, because my taskmaster of a daughter says it's time to migrate over to squarespace for good. so, soon i will shut down the blogger blog and work entirely from here. be prepared as i navigate that change (all of you who know me know that technological change is excrutiating for me). but this is my view from here, not bad...bar harbor and the college of the atlantic their logo here, an iconic seal of their principals: human, earth, water.
do feel free to let me know how you all feel about square space and the new site.