Monthly Archives: August 2006

Brian Froud likes my bags…

on the cover of the Faerieworlds program he signed his name, drew me a little picture and said my bags were “Kul” haha!

ok- back to “Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual” need to learn web design, need to learn it NOW!!!!!

I’m Back! I LOVE MAINE!!!!

Went hiking in the beautiful Acadia National Park, Maine. Thats me, venturing up the rocky mountainside. The views from the top were breathtaking- you could see a birds eye view of most of the island, its rocky cliffs, the village of Bar Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Ate more yummy food than imaginable and took morning runs along the seaside. Inspiring and now that I’m back time for more art…will post soon!

Along the mountain trails were SO many different kinds of moss. Not pictured is my favorite, reindeer moss.

Climbing up the rocky trail…up up up.

Atop the mountain on a foggy day, at 1532 feet, is the highest point along the N. Atlantic seaboard. From up there you can still hear the waves crashing all around you!

Mossy mound along the Shore Path. There are lots of these.

The harbor. The lawn is perfect for sitting out and boat watching.

Our room had a pretty fern with a little faerie!

Where we stayed…clearly the cutest little cafe in Bar Harbor. THE BEST BREAKFAST EVER!!!! The place was super cute- colorful walls, rainbows and LOTS of flowers everwhere. And vines growing all around the porch, where breakfast is served!!

Coffee on the porch.

Salem Adventures

On our way up north we visited Salem, Massachusetts. Stayed at a charming old bed and breakfast neighboring Nathaniel Hawthorn’s House of the Seven Gables.
Salem is rich and maritime history and has amazing homes! The amount of historic homes that stand there are amazing…some that are hundreds of years old! I would suggest exploring the more residential parts of town. In addition, there’s a wonderful museum with art and artifacts from Salems old trade days, antique items from the families that lived there.
Lots of shopping. Browsing in a store on Wharf Street…

Here I am walking into the Peabody Essex Museum. Beautiful airy lobby.
The museum is an awesome chunk of history for the area. Antiques such as family portraits, old dolls, victorian jewelry and sailor’s travel journals are on display. There’s some keen folk art there as well. I went to an exhibit called “Painting Summer in New England” which was most wonderful. I especially liked to view “Summer” by Frank Benson”. It was so magical to see it in person!

Loved the contrast of this doorway and the shutters. Picture taken while exploring the residential part of town.

There is a quaint flower garden complete with a giant koi pond, multiple trellises and a sundial in the middle. Mid summer yields the brightest blooms! Floral details from the garden-

I’m peeking out of the porch from the old white house that the garden was behind. Its quite hidden, we just happened to stumble behind it, lured in by a viney trellis.

This bookstore was awesome! Books piled high. I could have spent a week in there.

The square in front of town hall. High foot traffic in the fall…but it seemed to be quite quiet in July.

In one of the buildings near town hall is a cute little ice shop in a very pretty space where you can get ice cream and Joseph Scmidt chocolate truffles (my favorite!) after trying one you will never want to waste another calorie on Hershey’s again, haha! Me looking at ice cream…decided on mocha java chip. A few autums ago I bought the cutest pumpkin truffles here.

Being silly and knocking on the door of The House of the Seven Gables…

Crescent moon over The House of Seven Gables.

Gazing out at the harbor at dawn. Beautiful.