I am pretty happy (for once) with my Tuesday studio painting session. I think Sun Cat is finished. I had a good time exaggerating (or emphasizing) the sunshine coming through the window.
Thanks, DH for so many good times... and wishing for many more.
He had a dental appointment, after which we found ourselves in Salem, Mass. As usual, I was trolling for yarn. We found this great facade on the way.
And Maria's Sweet Somethings, a candy/ice cream store with a Colonial Greeter and Dead-by-chocolate "bad example." I can vouch for the mint chocolate truffle.
The candy store also had cute mugs. I liked "Catffeinated" and "Warm Furniture."
Then we found The Seed Stitch: fine yarn. What a great shop! They had items in the Rowan, and Cascade Lines, I had never seen. (Some wonderful fingering weights for color weight or lace or socks.) And they have beautiful samples and a nifty button selection, too. I'll be back.
They even have a blog... sometimes they talk arts, crafts and other great stuff!
Seaport Grille in Gloucester for lunch.
Rockport was only a wee bit further. I need to go back to the Rockport Art Association. They are having classes by some folks I didn't know were local... and some interesting sounding special exhibits. Who knows, maybe I'll join and enter something.
I was so happy to find the Tusinski Gallery OPEN, that I forgot to take any photographs. Karen Tusinski was giving herself a day off, so I had a fabulous, philosophical and enlightening conversation with her gallery-sitter friend... who was an expressive arts therapist at a state hospital. Boy did we hit it off and have a lot to talk about!
Of course, I had to take yet another photograph of Motif #1 (allegedly THE most painted building in the US. It is certainly beloved by East Coast painters. Obviously, it was low tide, too.)