Last week I put on my Acadia-National-Park-Artist-in-Residence hat and gave a slide presentation at the Schoodic Institute. It’s about half an hour long:
I started the process of having notecards printed back in late July. The first print company messed up twice, so I have 1400 ink-spotted cards in a corner of my studio. The second print company did a great job, and I’ve listed these in packs of 5 on my Etsy shop. Clicking on the photos will take you to the listings. The product photo shoot was a blast – it was a gorgeous day, more late summer than early fall, and two sailboats had thoughtfully moored between the islands, making a perfect background.
P.S. There’s a new Coast Walk post right here: http://jenniferbooher.com/wp-walking/coast-walk-11-part-1-the-inner-cove/
I am having entirely too much fun making these snowflakes. It’s very meditative work, sorting the shells and stones by color and size, and then working out the patterns. Prints are available in my Etsy shop. In other news, we’ve set dates for the lectures I mentioned last post:
“The Coast Walk,” Artist-in-Residence lecture, Sept.26, 7-8 pm. Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Education and Research, Acadia National Park.
“Stories from the Coast Walk,” October 4, 2015, 2pm. Bar Harbor Historical Society, Ledgelawn Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine.
I’m also giving a couple of workshops in addition to the usual Wednesday night ‘Playing with Nature’ class:
August 20, 8:30-10:30 am: “Playing with Nature” outdoors at the Fabbri Memorial Picnic Area, Acadia National Park. (I’m a 2015 Artist-in-Residence.) Info will be posted here: http://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/calendar.htm
August 21, 2015, 8-10 am: “Brunch and Learn: Taking Better Pictures with your Smart Phone,” Anchorspace, 337 Main Street, Bar Harbor. $25. Sign up at https://breakingeveninc.com/brunch-and-learn/
Sept.26, 3-5 pm: “Playing with Nature” outdoors at Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park. (I’m a 2015 Artist-in-Residence.) Info will be posted here: http://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/calendar.htm
You can see everything I’ve got coming up on the ‘Events’ tab in the menu at the top of the page.
Shell Snowflake 3 – prints available in my Etsy shop.
I’ve got two lectures coming up this fall – one for Acadia National Park in September, and another for the Bar Harbor Historical Society in October. I’ll let you know dates and times when they are final.
Wow, it has been a busy week! This is a new series that was inspired by the workshops I’ve been giving – I started playing with shells along with my students and am kind of hooked on making these wonky little snowflakes now. Prints are available in my etsy shop and they’re so cute I’m thinking about making notecards out of them. What do you think?
Top to bottom, left to right: fragment of Obama bumper sticker, sea glass, soft shell clam (Mya arenaria), plastic fragment, Northern Rock Barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides), sea glass, beach stone (diorite?), driftwood, beach stones, oyster, granite beach stone, disposable razor, beach china, sea glass, 2 bottle tops, plastic fragment, razor clam (Ensis directus), plastic spoon holding plastic bead, Common Periwinkle (Littorina littorea), driftwood, blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), sea glass, beach stone, remains of plastic chew toy, beach china, sea glass, Rock Crab (Cancer irroratus), disposable razor, Common Periwinkle, sea glass, Dog whelk (Nucella lapillus), sea glass, Obama bumper sticker, sea glass, plastic fork, horse mussel (Modiolus modiolus), Obama bumper sticker, Common Slipper Shell (Crepidula fornicata), plastic plant tag, beach stone, beach stone, piece of a plastic sticker, golf ball, plastic fragment, golf balls.
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Top to Bottom, Left to Right: driftwood, weathered fiberglass, driftwood, feather, seaweed holdfast, plastic-coated wire, Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus). weathered fiberglass, Common Periwinkle (Littorina littorea), seaweed with holdfast, Jonah Crab (Cancer borealis), beach stone, Fucus sp. attached to barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides), bird bone, Common Periwinkle, driftwood, beach stones, seaweed (some kinf of kelp) partially covered with bryozoan colony.
I’ve made it all the way to Blackwoods campground, although the blog is only updated as far as Otter Cliffs. Working on that right now!
From left to right, top to bottom:
Hovering above: plastic ring, sea glass
Row 1: young Blue Mussels (Mytilus edulis), Northern Rock Barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides), more mussels
Row 2: granite beach stone, Corallina officinalis, plastic marker cap, driftwood, Dog Whelks (Nucella lapillus)
Row 3: sea glass, fish eggs (dried out now but there’s a photo of them fresh in the CW2 blog post), sea glass, more mussels (not sure if they’re Blue or Horse Mussels), acorn (probably Quercus rubra), beach stone, mussels
Row4: Dog whelk, more mussels, Rough Periwinkles (Littorina saxatilis)
Row 5: Seaweed attached to barnacle, Smooth Periwinkles (Littorina obtusata), sea glass, plastic thingy (I think it’s from a glow stick), beach stone
Row 6: Rough Periwinkles, granite beach stone, sea glass, mussels
Row 7: Dog whelks, Horse Mussel (Modiolus modiolus)
The Coast Walk has started moving again after a few frozen weeks where I couldn’t reach the shore through all the ice-covered rocks. Lots of new adventures! http://jenniferbooher.com/wp-walking/blog/