Monthly Archives: November 2009

Island Arts Association

Holiday Craft Fair!

Vintage Christmas Clipart - Santa Claus Elves

Friday, Dec. 4        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 5   9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

At the Atlantic Oaks

in Bar Harbor, Maine

20% off all Barbara Fernald Jewelry!

Thank you for supporting local craftspeople.

Vintage Christmas Clipart - Santa Claus Elves


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Geometry at Sunset

My camera battery was too low for the deep red sunset on Saturday night, so I headed to the Sand Beach tonight, determined to catch something in these boat house windows. The colors were different, but I was still rewarded with a pretty spectacular sun set.  For all of my work with rocks and their organic shapes, my sketches turn to straight lines, spirals, triangles and circles. My late afternoon trip to the beach was inspiring.

Check out the parallel lines of clouds and beach.

As I was headed home, I looked down at my feet to notice that there were arcs and circles all along the top of the beach. They reminded me of crop circles. The light was pretty well gone, and the flash flattened them out too much, but I got enough of a shot to give the idea of how they looked. Can you tell how these were made?  (Hint: It was really windy yesterday.)

Yup. I know. I’m very lucky to live here.

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Rocks for Rockland

Beach stone necklaces with Precious Metal Clay, sterling silver chain, or freshwater pearls; on their way to the Archipelago Gallery in Rockland, Maine:


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Happy to be home


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Time correction:

Mom and I are in Brunswick at Thornton Oaks. We had a great dinner, caught up with some of her old friends from when she lived here, and ran into more friends after that.

The show tomorrow is from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Different hours than I put in the previous post. Hope to see you in Brunswick!

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Some necklaces and their “close ups”

Here’s a sample of some of the necklaces I’ll have with me at my next show in Brunswick, Maine. If you are in the area on Saturday, Nov. 21, stop on by at Thornton Oaks between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. I’m taking a road trip with my Mom, so she can see some of her old friends.

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3 days – no work

Appointments on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday took me off the island, and away from the studio. My consolation prize today was the sky as I drove home from Bar Harbor, and the sunset when I got back on the island. I’m really looking forward to a full day of work tomorrow. Hadar’s new book just arrived in today’s mail. Can’t wait to take a look!





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Vintage and contemporary Lucite

When I saw these cool beads at the Beadin’ Path, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them!

I’ll be including these frosty flowers in my next show at Thornton Oaks in Brunswick, Maine. (Saturday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)





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On the way home…

…I stopped at the bead store in Freeport. I can never pass up a visit to the “Beadin’ Path.” It’s just part of living on a tiny island, that I order most of my supplies on-line. But yesterday I got into Freeport 45 minutes before the bead store closed. Plenty of time to find some new pieces to mix with new silver work. If you are traveling through Maine, a stop at the Beadin’ Path is a must. If you can’t make it, then a visit to their Web site is the next best thing.





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Highlights of the High Line

I was in New York City yesterday with my friend Susie. We walked around the Meatpacking District and saw the newest park in NYC, the High Line. (We also watched a taping of “Iron Chef America,”  (no cameras allowed) went to dinner at Pastis, and then went to Broadway to see the musical, “Fela!”  An amazing show and an amazing time in the city.)

The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan’s streets.  Located on Manhattan’s West Side, section 1 of the High Line is a public park, owned by the City of New York.  It runs from Gansevoort Street  to 20th Street  between 10th & 11th Avenues.





There were even long wooden benches where two weary friends could rest their tired dogs.


Then into Chelsea Market,  in the old Nabisco building.


Then to the Italian market where I found my favorite (very hard to find in Maine) mushroom bouillon!



Today I am on the road headed back to Maine. It has been a great trip.

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