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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.

full heart

Full Heart Altar watercolor painting by Phoebe Stout of Untold Imprint
Full Heart printed tank by Untold Imprint
Full Heart tees by Untold Imprint
Full Heart Wall Hanging by Untold Imprint

Some days I have to remind myself just how lucky I am for all the good in my life. I can get stuck focusing on what I haven't accomplished yet, all the things that I haven't done, places I haven't seen. In a world where social media is so prevalent, it's an easy trap to fall into. But when I notice those thoughts of doubt and inadequacy taking over, and redirect my thoughts to all that I do have and what I have created, I feel truly lucky and blessed – and proud too. Always at the top of my gratitude list is my niece – she brings more joy to this world than I thought possible. When I sat down to paint an altar representing my gratitude for her, and the countless other things in life that make all the negative thoughts melt away – the first image that came to me was a full heart. I could feel it bursting with love and happiness, and I could picture the garlands, streamers, and bountiful flowers, heralding a celebration. You know that feeling you have when you're filled up to the brim and are at peace with what is? We have to hold on to those feelings and keep them near so that on tough days that aren't so filled up we can draw on their energy to pull us though. This full heart altar is a gentle reminder to be grateful everyday for all that we have. 

I'm printing, dyeing, and stitching up lots of new things for Squam Art Fair this Saturday at Rockywold Deephaven Camps in Holderness, NH. I'll have Full Heart Altar wall hangings, cards, & tanks at the fair. It seemed fitting to make these for Squam, since it's a place that always fills my heart.

Gratitude to all of you who help fill it too. 

fall market season

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My market season begins this coming Saturday at the always incredible Squam Art Fair in Holderness, New Hampshire. I've been working overtime on new things to bring to Squam, a few of which you can see in the photos above.

The following weekend, I'll be at Clover Market in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with my 10x10 tent filled with everything that I sell in my online shops, plus lots more.

Visit my Events page for more info on my September markets and to see where I'll be October through December. I'm doing a couple of new markets this season, and I'll also be adding a couple more to my calendar in the coming weeks.

Hope to meet you this Fall!

june markets

Untold Imprint shop at an outdoor market.

Warm weather at last and my final three markets for the season are here! Please come out and say hello if you live nearby. I'll have market exclusives, and as always, my market pricing is reduced from my online prices to say THANK YOU for coming to visit me in person. 

  • Swarthmore Makers Market in Swarthmore, PA ~ June 3rd from 10 to 4 pm
  • Squam Art Fair in Holderness, NH ~ June 10th from 7:30 to 10 pm
  • Clover Market in Kennett Square, PA ~ June 18th from 10 to 5 pm

 

 

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! 

 

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