A peaceful photo to start your day…

Thanksgiving. Over. Whew, time flies! Christmas… SOON! Can you believe it? This is a time of year that causes many of us stress. Trying to buy just the right gift for so many people, shopping, eating – remember the reason for the season – we may all have different beliefs, but I’m pretty sure most of us can agree that Christmas isn’t all about shopping.

Take time to be with family and friends, try to not get too stressed between now and Christmas – a tall order indeed!

Remember…

It’s not what you have in life, it’s how you make people feel.

Make someone feel happy, loved and appreciated. Take an extra moment with those who no longer have family. They could certainly use a smile and a quick hello!

Go out. Do good. Patience is a virtue and I’m pretty sure you’re going to need patience today!

May the force be with you 😉

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Catch you back here tomorrow!

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View from the Lupine Gallery Window…

The Lupine Gallery – Monhegan, Maine. THE perfect reason to plan a trip to the island, whether it’s just for a day or for longer – it’s so worth it to make it out to this gallery. This is the view from the upstairs, pretty stunning isn’t it? My husband and I spend a lot of time walking around and enjoying the many fabulous artists that have work there. They also have wonderful cards, books, etc.

If you’re wanting to take a peek at what they have right now, lucky you! You can go online! Go check it out! Click the link below…

LupineGalleryMonhegan.com

Here’s a little blip about the gallery, from their website:

ABOUT LUPINE GALLERY

Established in 1985 by husband and wife team Bill Boynton and Jackie Boegel, Lupine Gallery is at the heart of the vibrant and historic art community of Monhegan Island.  We take pride in showing and selling works by many of the finest artists working on Monhegan today, and also feature paintings from great artists of the past.

The gallery is located on the Island, on the main village road and just up the hill from the town wharf.  We are open from 11 am- 4:30 pm, seven days a week, from May into October, and are available during the off-season by chance or appointment.  We live year round on Monhegan, and welcome your call or email anytime.

Contact us by phone at 207-594-8131 or via email.

We offer safe, insured shipping to any destination, or can package your new acquisition to safely and securely travel home with you.

In addition to original artwork, we carry an inventory of fine art prints and cards of Monhegan, including signed limited edition giclee prints by Jamie Wyeth, Paul Niemiec, Kevin Beers and Mary Alice Treworgy.  Our book selections range from the history of art on the island to many books of interest to artists and collectors today.   We also stock a selection of paints and art supplies, and are always happy to fill special orders.

We also offer custom mat cutting and framing services, with an emphasis on conservation framing.

Whether you’re staying at one of Monhegan’s inns or cottages, attending an artists’ workshop, or just visiting for a day, stop in and say hello, and enjoy our ever-evolving group show and exciting special exhibits.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the Rock!

Bill Boynton and Jackie Boegel

Click here for some links to helpful websites and island businesses, to help you plan your visit.

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Catch you back here tomorrow!

More Monhegan Flowers!

Monhegan Flowers

Aren’t these flowers so cool? Not a lot of color which kind of makes them unique. Who knows what these are called? I don’t know if this is how they always look or if this is toward the end of their lives? I just know that I find these flowers fascinating. The subtle purple hue is too cool! Monhegan flowers – they’re stunning!

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Happy Halloween! A Sea Pumpkin by Jamie Wyeth

A Sea Pumpkin by Jamie Wyeth (print) via Chadds Ford Gallery

Nothing says HAPPY HALLOWEEN like this painting! (Well, this is a print, but someone has the actual painting) – this stunning painting blows me away. The vibrance of the pumpkin with the light and the stem that twists and turns and is quite delicate at the end AS IS THE SHADOW.

I have this thing with shadows. When done perfectly they make a painting so much more dynamic. I love a stark contrast, and this painting shows just that. Vibrant, moving, mysterious, fun, magical. I love it!

Visit the Chadds Ford Gallery website for more work by Jamie Wyeth (as well as his father and grandfather – what a talented family!) – he paints with such passion. Wow. 

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Image via AWyethGallery.com

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Monhegan

Ahhh, Monhegan! It seems as if I start most of my Monhegan posts that way. This is the building that you first see on the wharf. On the side of this building are all the notices about what’s happening, studios that are open, restaurant info, etc. Like a newspaper, it’s all there. If you ever get a chance to visit, even if only for the day, I highly suggest! It’s less than a one hour ride via Monhegan Boat Lines, which is the way we always come (Port Clyde, ME).

Happy Sunday!

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Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!

Special Wishes…

Special wishes today to the love of my life…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my husband, FRED!!

I love this photo of Fred – Monhegan, Maine – A man in his happy place.

Wishing you a lifetime of happy places – Love you more than ever!

❌⭕️

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Leaving Port Clyde, Maine Headed Towards Monhegan

Leaving Port Clyde Headed to Monhegan | barbara stroud

Talk about ethereal! This scene, the feeling while being there, and that fantastic light in the midst of the fog were all captured in this photo. This is the scene as we were leaving Port Clyde, Maine (in the distance), headed to Monhegan. Always a good time, the fog made it extra special this time!

Happy weekend – catch you back here tomorrow!

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