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being at squam

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needle book and pouch by Karen Stevens

needle book and pouch by Karen Stevens

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with two of my favorite fellow makers Ashley Procopio & Karen Stevens at the Squam Art Fair

with two of my favorite fellow makers Ashley Procopio & Karen Stevens at the Squam Art Fair

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Oh so honored to have these two friends ~ Loretta Kretchko & Meg McElwee ~ wearing their Untold Imprint tees and vintage amulet necklaces.

Oh so honored to have these two friends ~ Loretta Kretchko & Meg McElwee ~ wearing their Untold Imprint tees and vintage amulet necklaces.

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I heard stories, saw photos, and have even been attending the Art Fair for the past several years, but it’s so true – you don’t fully understand what Squam is, and how special the place and people are until you experience it. Something happens in those woods by the lake that’s difficult to put into words. It’s almost as if you’re granted permission upon entering to just ‘be’. No shoulds, no obligations, no judgments, no To Do lists – just being there in that quiet, beautiful place, in exactly the way your heart and body feel comfortable being there. If I wanted to skip breakfast and sit on the dock to stitch for two hours in the morning, that’s exactly what I did. It felt freeing and nourishing and so easy. And amidst all that ease was sewing, knitting, creating, laughing, learning and heart-to-heart chats. Simple things with profound effects. So now that I know the magic of Squam, it would be impossible not to return and reconnect with the kindred spirits I met and the brilliance of nature that embraced me.

Thank you to my teachers Ann Wood and Karen Stevens for inspiring me and sharing their incredible gifts. And deepest gratitude to Elizabeth Duvivier and Meg Fussell for creating a space that allows all who enter to just BE.

squam art fair

I'll be at Squam Art Workshops this Saturday for their annual Spring Art Fair. Above is a glimpse of some new things I've been making for the fair – scarves, wall hangings, garlands...

Squam is such a beautiful place and the art fair is magical. Needless to say, I'm completely thrilled to be returning for my second year as a vendor. It's definitely worth the trip for an evening of shopping, beer, and creative conversation. Hope to see you there! 

 

squam art workshops

squam art workshops
squam art workshops

Many of you may know that I was recently at Squam Art Workshops for their Spring Art Fair and that I fell in LOVE with everything about the place. It was a magical evening among the trees, on a beautiful lake, with the kindest and most creative people. Sounds pretty much like heaven, right? If you follow Squam (and you should!) you've seen a gorgeous, ethereal, woven heart filled with twinkling white lights in many of their photos. Well, that heart was made by the extraordinary Harriet Goodall. Harriet is a sculptural basket maker and she led a workshop at Squam last year called, Gift of the Heart, where she shared her process and taught how to make the exquisite heart shape sculpture. Here's the most exciting part – Squam is offering Harriet's workshop online this summer through August 31st ! That means that from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night, you can experience the magic of Squam. 

All the info you need to join the class is detailed in this link: 

Gift of the HEART Workshop with Harriet Goodall

HUGE thanks to Elizabeth, Squam's magnificent leader, for being a torchbearer in the handmade community – nurturing endless opportunities of connection, learning, and creative goodness. 

Happy Summer and Joyful Weaving! I'll 'see' you in class . . .

(...below are a few more of my favorite moments from my weekend at Squam Lake)

View from Rattlesnake Mountain at Squam lake

View from Rattlesnake Mountain at Squam lake

Chatting with customers at the Squam Spring Art Fair

Chatting with customers at the Squam Spring Art Fair

Squam Lake
Squam Lake

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