The view from the Monhegan wharf looking towards Manana Island. I remember this photo… the sun was warm, the air was perfect – it smelled… FRESH! At times it can be so quiet (when there isn’t a boat coming in/going out). My soul needs this place, even if just for a short time. How about yours? Where is your special location to visit?

A short post for today – photos this week – Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!




The color of this sky was surreal! The deep blue against the terra cotta roof and the light colored chimney. The contrast caught my attention. When we’re downtown walking I keep trying to sneak in photos and keep up the pace. It’s not easy, but some things I just cannot pass by without taking a photo!

A short post for today – photos this week – Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!



Do you see what I see?


We were walking downtown and Fred spotted this cat. Did you notice it high atop the shrubs? I walked right past it, of course it was taller than me, so that’s probably why I didn’t see it. What a life this cat has! It seems to be a people watcher, ha ha…

A short post for today – photos this week – Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!



Contemplation – Monhegan


Oh! To be this bird, perched on this fabulous rock, soaking up the sunshine. I love the sound of the birds in the morning when we visit Monhegan. It’s fabulous how the sun sparkles on the water.

A short post for today – photos this week – Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!



Fathers of all kinds…

Fred and Charlie 🐾 – April, 2010 – Folly Beach, SC

There are all kinds of fathers in the world. I want to say thank you Fred for being the best dad to Charlie, the four-legged kid, who he is carrying down the steps (above) on Charlie’s first view of the ocean (April, 2010). He loves Folly Beach, ha ha… Fred, you’re the best! ❤️🙏

Me and Dad – December, 2006 – My “better than botox” shot, hee hee

Dad, thank you for being such a wonderful influence in my life. Your curiosity and ability to learn absolutely anything has made me equally inquisitive. Your calm demeanor and sense of humor is always refreshing. I have been so blessed to have such cool parents.

PS – I heard his daughter (me!) created a website ( to showcase his newest art creations! WOW, is it fantastic! Check it out!


Fred’s Dad… Carlisle, AKA “DC”

Another great dad… Fred’s dad, Carlisle. Seen above camping and having a great time! Fred and I both know how lucky we are to have grown up with such wonderful parents! ❤️🙏

Beyond blessed, wishing those of you who are a father, a wonderful Father’s Day.

To those of you who want to be, or are about to be a father – lead by example. Teach your kids to do the right thing, to be kind, and to care.

And finally, to those of you who have lost your father (or your child). 💔 My thoughts and prayers are with you on this day. It cannot be easy… know that he is always by your side offering assistance whenever you need it.

J u s t   l i s t e n .



Over the Moon

Michigan Moon Over River

Be still my heart. Look at that moon! The subtle glow reflected in the pinkish water. I tell you, when I’m in Michigan I’m constantly running outside to snap photos of basically the same location. The ways in which this one view changes makes me so happy. It goes from sun, to wicked dark & stormy skies, to pop your eyes out sunrises and sunsets and now this… moon glow!

I’m over the moon with this moon shot 😉

Catch you back here tomorrow!



Featured Artists Kevin Beers and Amy Williams (Beers)!

Monhegan Dock Sunset by Kevin Beers 16x20 Oil

Monhegan Dock Sunset by Kevin Beers  16×20″  Oil

Amy Williams (Beers) and husband, Kevin Beers, are having a show (now – through June 26, 2017) at Legacy Properties in Damariscotta, Maine. If you’re in the area STOP BY! You won’t want to miss this show! It’s the last week of the show and you KNOW it will be good!

Many of you will recognize the painting above by Kevin. He has a way of capturing the essence of Monhegan. Every detail meticulously captured.


There is a reception at Legacy TODAY from 4-7PM – if you’re in the area, it’s the perfect time to meet the artists AND see their work! Here’s the address:

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

170 Maine Street, Damariscotta, Maine  04543


Also note Kevin has a show coming up in July (actually opens June 29th!) at Gleason Fine Art  in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

“The Beers show will be from June 29 through July 25, 2017.  The opening reception is Friday, July 7 from 5-7 pm.


Forsythia by Amy Williams Beers

Forsythia by Amy Williams Beers 12×12″  Oil

I love this forsythia painting of Amy’s! I remember a forsythia painting she did last year, it was different, but equally amazing… I also remember a fabulous painting of clouds – that one has stuck in my head! She has a cool perspective on things.

Read a bit about Amy, from her website:

Amy Williams has drawn and painted her whole life but she began taking formal art classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Art in 2000 after moving to Boston to take a position as Trustee Professor in Computer Science and Accounting at Bentley University. Over the next few years, in addition to taking SMFA and other museum school classes, she studied with Dennis Sheehan, Diane Rath and Casey Baugh and took workshops with Charles Sovek and Colin Page. In 2009, Amy gave up tenure and negotiated a contract to work half a year for three years so she could study intensively at the Art Student’s League of NY. She studied with Nelson Shanks, Burt Silverman, Ray Kinstler, Dan Thompson, Costa Vavagiakis, and Tom Torak and was invited to be Burt Silverman’s assistant in three workshops. She also frequently went to life drawing classes at Spring Street Studio in Soho. Upon leaving Bentley in December 2012, the university gave her a solo show in the McGladrey Gallery. In January 2013 she became a full time New Yorker. accepting an offer to serve as Director of Cyber Initiatives for the NY Citizens Crime Commission while taking classes and painting when she could. For years Amy really enjoyed helping others with their cyber security issues and painting in the evenings and on weekends but it became clearer with each day that all she wanted to do was paint.  So for that reason plus a few others, in September 2014 she and her husband Kevin Beers sold their apartment in Brooklyn NY and moved to Maine. Amy and Kevin initially met in Maine and spent summers painting together on Monhegan so this move was inevitable. Today they are both currently, happily, working as fine art painters from the renovated barn attached to their beautiful old Greek Revival house in Thomaston. Continue reading HERE

Read a bit about Kevin, from the Gleason Fine Art website:

In the Fall of 2014, Kevin Beers did something he had long dreamed of doing—he packed up his Park Slope, Brooklyn, apartment and moved to Maine to become a full-time resident. Beers and his wife Amy rented the Rockland home of a Monhegan friend and spent the winter of 2014-2015 hunting for their dream house. They found it on a Thomaston side street—an antique white farmhouse with a barn big enough for two studios.

For his 2015 summer show, Beers has given the gallery not only his typical Monhegan Island  panoramas and landscapes but also a half dozen sparkling winter paintings done on site in Rockland as well as several dazzling sunset views of Pemaquid. For Beers’ many fans of his truck and car paintings, this year’s show contains a special treat—“Stars and Stripes,” a majestic rendition of a familiar Rte. 90 sight, an old truck painted with red, white, and blue stars and stripes.

In mid-July, Beers heads out to his beloved Monhegan Island once again, but come fall, instead of facing the 7-hour drive back to Brooklyn, he will step off the ferry, drive less than half an hour, and be home—Maine at last! 

Amy and Kevin are about as nice as they come and their art… well, let’s just say that you will thank me 😉

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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