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On Sandy’s edge

When Bruce knew he was going to miss several days of hauling lobster traps, he suggested that we do something we have put off for over a year; paint the living room. The laundry was done, the gas cans for the generator were full, chili was made for supper, and the dishes in the dishwasher were clean. We figured we could get a day of painting in before the power went out.

We started by taking everything off the walls and moving stuff into the center of the living room.


Testing the color. (Something we probably should have done before we moved everything. Fortunately we liked it.)


While waiting for the first coat to dry, we took a walk to check on the weather. The wind had picked up quite a bit. We tried to take some “selfies” with the wind at our back.




Here’s what it looked like facing into the wind….


Low tide, looking east. It’s going to get worse tonight, but we’re much better off than others in New York and New Jersey.


It’s now 8 p.m. and we still have power. The second coat is on the walls but we’ll probably wait until tomorrow to do the trim and paint the dining room.

Tomorrow is also the big reveal day for Lorelei’s ceramic hoop challenge. I finished my pieces, and hope we still have power so I can post what I made and see what everyone else made. We may have a generator but if the island loses power, we lose our internet signal. So, if you don’t see a new post tomorrow, you’ll know what’s going on up here on our little island in Maine.


Here’s a sneak peak at my finished piece…..


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Wooty woot!

One of the blogs I like to check regularly is the one written by Lorelei Eurto. She is always finding unusual beads and components to use in her jewelry designs, and she has an amazing eye for creating asymmetrical necklaces. Her pieces are sophisticated and funky with an inspiring sense of playfulness.

Lorelei and her fellow jewelry designer Erin Siegel wrote a book, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry, published in May of this year.  It’s full of new ideas for using a variety of beads and fibers in necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  I’m  happy to have it on my bookshelf, and I find it evocative every time I look at it.

Lorelei offered a challenge on her blog last week. She would randomly select 6 people to receive identical sets of ceramic hoops, generously donated by Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio. All we had to do was leave a comment, and our names would be thrown into the pot.

Well, wooty woot! I was one of the 6 people chosen by random! Thanks Lorelei, and thanks Karen. A challenge is just what I need to urge me back into the studio.

These cool pieces arrived in the mail on Friday. I have until the reveal date, October 30, to design something new. To think outside the box.  I can’t wait to see what we all come up with.


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