It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon on Little Cranberry Island. We missed the friends who couldn’t make it, and laughed and created with the ones who did. Thank you to Kaitlyn Duggan for providing space for the gathering and a large craft table for making reindeer, snowmen and Santas.
I wish I had a cupboard full of Kaitlyn’s pottery. Her designs are so cheerful and colorful.
If I ever get around to re-doing the cabinets in our kitchen, these are the knobs I would like to install. But how would I choose?
When she is not busy being an architect, or creating floor cloths, or playing badminton, or painting, or raising money for Colegio Moriah in the Dominican Republic, Jeri Spurling makes these great beaded snowflakes. Many of them are made with one continuous piece of wire:
The one I bought is made with six V-shaped pieces of wire:
A couple of artists wearing plaid took time to look at my jewelry:
Then we made the reindeer. Ashley Bryan works on his second creature while Kaitlyn shows Louise and Susannah Chaplin how to get started.
Amy and Adele Palmer made a reindeer family. (Adele, a first grade student at the Islesford School, took one look at the pictures in the reindeer directions and promptly started in with no guidance from the adults around her. Kaitlyn’s husband, Cory, commented, “Adele, you are spatially gifted!” To which she replied, “Yes, I am specially gifted in art.”
No Martha Stewart designs for David Axelrod. He created his own version of a community reindeer, to which everyone added something. (Henry Isaacs seems to be in total shock at the creativity of it all.)
Ashley was “only going to stay for a short time” so he could get back to work on his latest book, but he stayed long enough to make three reindeer and eat a few cookies.