July 24, 2012

Finding art in Nature

a mysterious twig orb in the woods

ocean skies

sunlight in the woods
Nature makes art - every day everywhere. It is up to us to find it. These photos I took in the past two days on Cape Cod. Where do you find inspiration in nature?

July 20, 2012

Tile making fun : workshop with 16 children

Today we had a large young crowd of children in the studio to make clay tiles. We were so busy with the 32 hands that we only have the after photos. Fun times though! From age 5-11 they all had their own unique spin on what their tiles should be. Will snap some shots when they are dry and out of the kiln! Happy weekend people! Get outside and do some art!

July 18, 2012

Carol Roll :: New work in the gallery!


Queen of the Sea

Very excited to have these new pieces by Carol Roll available in the gallery. Each piece is exquisitely sculpted and the expressions are priceless. These are available - but not for long!

July 16, 2012

Art Camps!

July means Art Camps here at artstream studios and we are having a blast ... There are a couple of seats left in our Tween Art Camp next week so feel free to join in if you are 10-15 years of age! Otherwise, Big Art Night is coming up this Friday! This month's focus is watercolor exploration. It's full of experimental, playful splish splash fun! BYOB and we will supply the nibbles and soft drinks. Bring a friend or group and enjoy a relaxing evening from 6:30 -9:30 this Friday! $40 includes everything so click here to register!

July 13, 2012

Party party

Fond memories of a wonderful night exactly a month ago which involved a great group of kids, an amazing DJ -(complete with laser lights) - rocking tunes, dance moves and a visit by the fire dept, (too much fog machine). Ah the joys of childhood!  Did I mention the glowsticks?

July 12, 2012

Scenes from an Exhibition opening 7/7

Lindy Carrol looking at Jane Kaufmann's new book!

Cada Driscoll

Edibeth Farrington


Lindy Carroll and Judith Andrews

Dawn Boyer and friends 

Megan Bogonovich and Chucky


New painting: The Village

The Village by Susan Schwake
So excited to finally share something of my own work here - after such a busy spring! It's the first in a series of village-inspired mixed media paintings. Rainer and I have travelled to many little villages around Europe and of course living in the heart of New England I have embraced the tiny towns here as inspiration. So here's the first of many new works to come - simply "The Village".  I will be putting it in my Etsy shop today and offering prints of it soon.

Backyard gardens

our white clematis blooming
This summer has been a stellar one (already!) for gardening, enjoying the out doors and evening campfires. The garden has been coming into it's own this year with much blooming and vegetable producing. There has been bumper crops of cukes already and radishes, greens and spinach for salads. Alas our tomatoes have blight, but there are some in the pots doing well.  It's so rewarding to eat dinner out of the garden. And then with a little luck and a little breeze - to enjoy the entire evening outside. Ah the flipside of our cold bitter NH winters...

July 06, 2012

Megan Bogonovich :: new sculptures

A little peek at the new sculptures by Megan Bogonovich. More than words can express, come see them for yourself tomorrow at artstream gallery 5-7 p.m.

A giveaway ...

Leaf printing project from my book: Art Lab for Kids
Maggy from RedTedArt blog  did a little interview with me and is giving away my book: Art Lab for Kids. Art Lab for Kids has it's own blog, but I thought this giveaway was fun enough to make mention of here. So if you are from the USA or UK you can click through to put your name in the hat.  If you want to keep up with events and excitement around the book, just visit my book site here.  There is also a newsletter to sign up for and of course the regular party like atmosphere of Facebook pages is available too for grabbing info on lessons and more day to day blasts of kids art inspiration! Hope everyone has a wonderfully art filled weekend!

Happy 4th of July!

Opens tomorrow!!!
Sunny day with a little damp ground all around from last night's storm. It's going to be a great day! Last night we hung our new group exhibit "Summer Dreams" which I am very excited to share with you later this week.  A few more pieces need to come in on the pedestals - from Megan Bogonovich and then it will be complete.

We look forward to seeing Chloe tonight too as she and a "gaggle of girls" will descend upon us for the picnic/bbq in the backyard! Happy Summer!