Here's how Peter and I spent our day -- the power went out at 6:30 this morning. Peter trudged through the snow to light the kerosene heater in the studio and I loaded up the wood stove. We were told that we would be without power through Sunday night so after we dug ourselves out we went out and bought some more basics. I spent the afternoon melting snow on the top of the wood stove, it was surprisingly satisfying, and Peter scanned his crank radio for any news. After the sun went down we lit some candles and settled in to play some cards when all of a sudden the power came back on. What a relief and a surprise! It was a winter miracle. I was starting to feel very 19th century. We were only without power for 12 hours, but it was enough to make us stop and appreciate the magic of the wires.
We had one evening to explore before the snow started falling and it was time to go
Sunset over Newburyport, MA
Peter is now represented by The Churchill Gallery in Newburyport, MA. We took a quick trip up there yesterday to deliver the first group of paintings and left early this morning to get home before the forecasted snow started to fall. We're both looking forward to spending more time in this part of the world.
When you walk the same woods every day you get to know the trees, plants and rocks intimately. They take on personalities of their own and reveal themselves in different ways depending on the time of day, weather and season. They become friends.
Barbara Fiore started her artistic career as an illustrator and web designer and has worked for some of the world's most prominent companies and publishers. She has always been inspired by the physical and visual world of animals and nature and has discovered sculpture as the perfect medium to express her vision. Barbara lives and works along the Delaware River in Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, artist Peter Fiore, and their two dogs.