Sunday, July 31, 2011

Picture Hunting

Peter doing what Peter does, looking and recording


Sitting on a rock with my feet in 10 Mile River

Monday, July 25, 2011


Westfall, PA

Wedding Cake

Congratulations Mary Ann and Michael!

Peter took this photo of my dear friend Mary Ann and her husband Michael at their wedding yesterday. He shot it from our table with my little point and shoot camera. I loved the light and candid quality of it. They could just as easily be making lunch at their kitchen counter as sharing a piece of their wedding cake -- so domestic and sweet, I love it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Getting Ready

Paul in action, assembling easels

Peter's workshop in Milford, PA is coming up and we're getting ready. Very exciting!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Field

Mini Mushroom

With all of this rain and heat, mushrooms are popping up all over the place -- so many interesting varieties. This one is so dainty and small but no less determined than the rest, materializing over night.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rock Flower

Peter Fiore means rock flower :)

Back to work and life after the Travis Workshop. I went for a walk yesterday evening and I took along a camera, just in case. I often think why am I bothering to bring a camera with me -- it's just the backyard, or it's too bright or too dark -- and I'm almost always glad I did. Last night, the wild Mountain Laurel had dropped most of their flowers and they were scattered about the forest floor like little bits of light. I thought this single flower in the stream was especially beautiful. I've lived here 12 years and I've never seen that.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Evening Picture Hunt

Catching the last light of the day

A quick break for dinner -- fried shrimp platter in honor of Peter's mom

Peter always makes friends wherever he goes -- it is a beautiful full moon tonight

Travis Workshop - Day 4

Peter's nectar of choice

Talking about painting

Travis Workshop - Day 4

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Travis Workshop - Day 3


While everyone was hard at work at Peter's workshop, I snuck off for a long walk on the towpath along the Delaware Canal. These are a few of my photos.

Travis Workshop - Day 3

Painting demonstration this morning

Painting and talking

Talking and painting


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Travis Workshop - Day 2

End of a good day

Rice's Flea Market

Tables of murano glass pendants

I slipped away from Peter's workshop to explore Rice's Flea Market -- Socks, nail polish, purses and everything else you may or may not need. I think it is the hottest day of the summer!

Travis Workshop - Day 2

Working on sketches

The Travis Workshop studio is a very comfortable work space

Talking out the details

Monday, July 11, 2011

Travis Workshop - Day 1

Laying out colors

Color mixing demo

Talking it over

Peter's workshop at Travis Gallery Workshops in Bucks County, PA started today. Nice people, nice space, should be a great week.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Deer Friend


Good Bye

This is my deer friend who is always hanging around. I used to worry about how the deer ate everything that I planted. I no longer worry about it and enjoy their presence.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Road Not Taken

Take it!

I walked down this hill through the tall grass on the left, unaware of the road on the right. When I turned around to take this photo, I immediately thought of Robert Frost's poem, The Road Not Taken. I hadn't read it in years until this morning and now I wonder if it is about individualism, as I had always thought, or about the decisions we make in life, one way or another. Read it again and let me know what you think.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Moss Mugs

A trio of Moss Mugs

Moss mugs on the go

Happy Fourth of July weekend! I've been making these moss mugs for friends and family and now they are available at The River Gallery in Narrowsburg, NY and also at The Upper Mill Mercantile in Milford, PA. A pair of Moss Mugs look great outside on a table between 2 chairs or as a fun center piece for your patio table. They're easy to take care of and love shade to partial shade. Ask for them by name, "I want a Moss Mug!"