Sunday, September 28, 2008

Blown Glass Beads, Bead Museum

My Papa's Rose Garden, a collection of beads by Linda Perrin recently reviewed by the Bead Museum in Washington, DC

This summer I answered a call from the American Craft Council web site regarding the Bead Museum requesting a review of the work of contemporary bead artists. We sent in images of our beads. And have been honored to be considered one of the top ten artists making handmade beads from hundreds of applicants in 33 states and 14 countries. Our work was featured at a show this last month. You can read about this in an article in our local paper, the Ellsworth American.

Chosen as one of the top ten by the Bead Museum in Washington,DC.


Come See us this week-end at the Camden, Fall Harbor arts and Crafts Fair Oct 4th and 5th!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Eastport Retreat!

So many craft fairs have we been doing! So recently on one of our few week-ends off we decided to take a road trip! We just needed a little head space. So for the first time in my dozen or so years of living up here in Maine, Ken and I traveled up up up north or what folks around here call "Downeast". We let the car take us where it went. So with not much between here and there, it's no wonder that we ended up in Eastport.
Eastport is pretty much the edge of the United States and when you look out at the great blue yonder here, you see --Oh Canada!

We had a blast. We stayed with Ruth McInnes
in her "one of the oldest houses in
the port"
a delightful B&B now.

And walked back and forth to the little artist run strip of a down town. Even found some treasures to bring back home.

In any case I just thought I would let you all know what we have been up to these days. And to urge you to stay tuned cuz there is some interesting news coming out of the hot shop....regarding international competitions, trips to Penland School of Crafts, special work being created for the Fine Furnishing Show in Providence, RI and even a story about lovers being reunited....Autumn is one of our favorite times, very colorful already.
Do you see the resemblance?