The business side of friendship…

Dear Friends, We sit on Laura’s back porch looking over our To-Do list and wishing we had just one more day to do it all.  We seem to always have more…

Studio Collaboration 3

Yesterday marked the beginning of Laura and Tina’s third studio collaboration. Tina arrived in Providence Rhode Island and we quickly went for a bite to eat at Cafe Nuovo, a lovely…

0 More Days…A Visit At Last

Today we meet up in Providence RI where Tina flies in around noon.  Our plan is to visit some galleries, eat lunch, and enjoy the city together.  It is inevitable…

1 More Day…

…until Tina arrives in CT and we can hardly stand the wait! We have been talking about how some things in our creative life are better served when we are…

2 More Days….

until our THIRD studio collaboration.  So, now that you know what we have planned for the next few weeks from our blog post yesterday, today we want to talk about…

3 More Days…

until we are together in Connecticut!  It has been six months since our last studio visit.   In our last studio visit (Which we titled Studio Collaboration 2), we created…

Maxine Kumin

Dear Laura and Friends, I have been meaning to look into the collaborative relationship/friendship between the poets Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin.  They are known to have been on the…

Marvelous, Magical, Maine & a little love

Hello Sweet T & friends! Today I am a big mush ball thinking about my VERY SWEET husband and it being our FOUR year Anniversary TODAY! We just got back…

A Room of One’s Own, Part 2

Dear Laura and Friends, Last week I shared some thoughts about having a studio in the home or outside the home.  You may read that post HERE.  After much discussion,…

ReVision 48

Laura and Tina’s Vision this week: Tina and Laura’s ReVision for the week: Hi Tina~ I love how you look so closely at everyday objects and find their beauty. Of…

Following a dream in ITALY!!!

I just put my deposit on my trip to Positano ITALY!!! I will be going with a friend to a workshop given by Sabrina Ward Harrison, one of my favorite…

Are you in the loop? You will want to be!

16 DAYS and Tina will be at Laura’s studio!  Catch our latest news about this visit and other news by signing up for our newsletter.  You can do that by…

Vision 48

Hello my sweet little T~ The majestic and sweet swans are back! I have been thinking about reoccurring themes in my work and my life and the swans are one…

ReVision 47

Laura and Tina’s Vision for the week: Tina and Laura’s ReVision for the week: Dear Tina~ Tape, tape and more tape! You got me looking at everything this week in…

Glorious gifts for you!

Dear Tina & friends~ As an artist you often get asked to donate your work to many many wonderful causes and you want to say yes to all of them.…

A Room of One’s Own

Dear Laura and Friends, Over the last year I have been debating about whether I should move my studio into my home or continue to pay for a studio outside…

Working Table

In an ongoing series of photographs where Laura and Tina share their “working table” here is this week’s work in progress: Tina’s Working Table Notes: I wanted to highlight this…

Vision 47

Hello Sweet T~ Can you imagine such timeless grandeur? You will certainly find it at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI where I recently went on a joyous adventure…

Reiki for the artist?

Dear Tina & friends, I have been thinking a lot about serendipitous moments in my life, believing that things come to you when you are ready to receive them. Reiki…

ReVision 46 & Announcement

Laura and Tina would like to announce that we we coming together in Connecticut at the end of July!  We have numerous new projects, art excursions, and additions to the…

The Art of Correspondence

Dear Laura and Friends, When is the last time you wrote a hand written letter and sent it through the mail? Before I dip into how correspondence art relates to…

Vision 46

Hello Sweet T~ My parents came down for the weekend and I had the pleasure of my mom blessing us with one of her FABULOUS strawberry rhubarb pies~SO DELISH! I…

ReVision 45

This week’s Vision from Laura & Tina: This week’s ReVision from Tina and Laura: Dear Tina, You got me thinking about the reoccurring themes in my work and tried to…

Saying YES to the video!

Good old Joseph Campbell once said, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” This quote is a mantra I keep in the back…

Working Table & Newsletter

Dear Laura & Friends, My “Working Table” (see the link for a post about what Working Table is) comes from the table in my sunroom instead of my studio.  As…

Vision 45

Dearest Tina~ Note the “nest” on the stage? It SO reminded me of our book and the reoccurring images that prevail within it. HOME comes to mind and my favorite…

ReVision 44

Tina and Laura’s Vision 44 for the week: Laura and Tina’s ReVision 44: Dear Tina~ I started looking at doors everywhere this week after reading your post and did notice…

Being An Artist/Mother

Dear Laura and Friends, Every year at the beginning of summer when the kids begin their hiatus from school, I put down my creative tools in my studio and pick…

Vision 44

Hello Sweet T~ Last week I went on an adventure to Organik, a delightful little shop specializing in earth friendly products. They have a lovely little back room facing the…

ReVision 43

Laura and Tina’s Vision for the week… Tina and Laura’s ReVision for the week… Dear Tina~ Your Vision this week reminded me of the many trees we have like this…

Who is that Michael Bryce?

A painter of color and joy… Virtu Art in Wilcox Park-WHAT A DELIGHT! This is where I spent last Saturday, strolling around with the fabulous Sue, ogling diverse, creative treasures.…

Call and Response: Africa to America

THE ART OF NICK CAVE AND PHYLLIS GALEMBO Dear Laura and Friends, Yesterday I attending this fantastic exhibit at the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art here in Charleston.  The gallery…

Working Table

Laura’s Working Table Notes: This week I sat in my garden with an ice cold glass of iced tea, my sketchbook and pen in hand. I listened to the birds…

Vision 43

Dear Tina, Pretty pink peonies in a NEW bubbly vase!  This week the peonies are in bloom and have filled my home with their soulful, sweet, scent. They are another…

ReVision 42

Dear Tina, I have been on several walks at the Bluff this week, always mindful of your Vision and the ebb and flow of the ocean surrounding me. The shoreline…

THE SHOW THE SHOW!!!

Click on image to enlarge. Click twice to REALLY enlarge! Dear Tina & friends~ WOWZA! As many of you know last week was the opening of “What IS an Altered…

Natalie Goldberg- For The Love of Writing

Dear Laura and Friends, May 14th  I attended a lecture (part of a weekend workshop) by Natalie Goldberg presented by The Sophia Institute in Charleston, SC.  Her most famous book…

Vision 42

Dear Tina, It didn’t take me long to decide which of the many iris photographs I took this week to share with you. It is the first time these siberian…

ReVision 41

Our Vision’s for the week: Our ReVison’s for the week (last week- sorry so late) Dear Tina, After seeing what you are doing with the book cover collages I decided…

Can you guess which one is my favorite?

Dear Tina & Friends~ There are SO many fabuloso things I want to share, knowing you will want to jump on them immediately before they disappear. The “Long & Lean”…

Working Table

Laura’s Working Table Notes: I have been working on this altered book in preparation for the opening, “What IS an Altered Book?” at the Riverside Gallery this friday. My good…

Vision 41

Dear Tina, Since I first visited the Brimfield Antique Show, discovered shortly after I moved to CT, I wait with anticipation for the new dates of the show to be…

What IS an Altered Book?

I recently taught a DREAM class (and I DO mean dream!) at my cozy studio. You are probably on pins and needles wondering what made it so magical so I…

ReVision 40

Laura and Tina’s Vision from this week. Our ReVision… Dear Tina, I have been thinking a lot about nesting this week and how we create spaces that make us feel…

The Importance of the Creative Mind

Dear Tina and friends, Many of you know how homesick I was when I first moved to CT, vowing I would move back to NH as soon as I finished…

Columbia Museum of Art, Contemporaries’ Exhibit & Silent Auction

Dear Laura and Friends, I just thought I would give myself a little ‘shout out’ about some artwork I have on exhibit.  Tomorrow night at the Columbia Museum of Art…

Working Table

Tina’s Working Table Notes:  Laura and I have talked about how we can bring some small works of art to our home to work on when getting into the studio…

Vision 40

Dear Tina, The lilacs are in bloom in CT and their sweet, intoxicating scent is enough to knock your socks off! LOVE THEM! I have placed posies all over my…

Getting a little press!

Here is the article about the OPEN STUDIO!!! I am SO excited about this!!! Thank you Karen Sousa! Laura

ReVision 39

Laura and Tina’s VISION for the week Laura and Tina’s REVISION for the week Dear Tina, No we don’t have alligators in CT but your Vision was quite timely as…