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July 2018

tick tock a chicken clock

by Buddy on July 19, 2018

Anne did some more clocks. Limited editions… as in they are very satisfying to produce… as in it’s fun to use the scroll saw and cut out animal shapes and then paint this colorful and cool bird or dog or cat and make it look real pretty and drill the little hole and put in the clock hardware and then coat it with some polymer medium gloss so it looks gorgeous. It’s a bit of work. So Anne did three of the hound dog and two have sold so there’s one more if you are interested and there are 4 of the chicken cluck clocks.

So next up what Anne?
Oh… I see you’re going to take a break from the clock factory so you can work on your paintings for your upcoming show. That’s a good idea.

When and where the show and how is it coming along?

October at The Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin Vermont.
Some big walls there so I am thrilled to be doing some big paintings.

Like how big?

You’ll see.



Ooops.  Almost forgot. In case you would like to procure a clock you will need this link to our Etsy Shop.


He was lost

by Buddy on July 2, 2018

But he was found

Benny- my protege in training- flew the coup a few weeks back. The lad has always been a house cat but he managed to escape one summer evening. Anne searched in the dark. She called his name, but it was all in vain. The night was long. Where was the little guy. We imagined the worst. Anne was sure he would get hopelessly lost. Have an ear chewed off. He doesn’t know his way around Barre, let alone the neighborhood. So not much sleep. Early the next morn Anne composed the heartbreaking ‘Missing’ poster and barely left the driveway when she thought to look under the porch, just in case…. and there he was… and he was so ready to come back in the house. In one piece. And very clean, just a cobweb or two. It was a very short ordeal.

Other local news:

This is another shot from the front porch.
Summer time.
The stoop.
We also have a back stoop.


And inside the studio…
Miniature paintings in the miniature painting gallery.

And on the wall… bigger stuff.

Small painting on right inspired the BIG ONE on the left.

She’s still working on it. Sofie is the model in this painting.

Note to Anne: Finish painting this week.


Note to the reader:

Thanks for reading.
Whoever you are.