NEW WORK: Fly, Peter, Fly

Fly, Peter, Fly is my favorite new work. I created it thinking about my brother Peter, who actually looked like this doll when he was a child. He’s closer to home now, recently moved back to Connecticut from Kansas City, Missouri. I adore Peter — he’s quirky and amazing, and deserves a chance to soar to new heights, to fly, fly,fly!

 

MATERIALS: fresh water pearls, labradorite wings, and a found spike ring compliment this penny doll from Germany dating to the late 1800s. The spike ring was found on a dirt road by the seaside. It had been run over many times and now has a new life, as does the doll. Sterling silver clasp.

 

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Bridgeport Art Trail City Wide Open Studios This Weekend!

  Come Visit our Studios and Play! The Nest Arts Factory Events for Bridgeport Art Trail City Wide Open Studios 1720 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Bridgeport is an artists’ colony with hundreds of artists exhibiting throughout the city during the second weekend of November. It’s going to be a fun and busy weekend at The Nest and in my studio (#18)! We have activities scheduled on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday November 10. Bridgeport Art Trail Open Studios Saturday, November 9 from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, November 10 from 10 am to 5 pm Visit the artists of the NEST…

Kristin Merrill @ The Kershner Gallery March 16

Join William Scully, Ralph Levesque and me on Saturday, March 16 from  4:30 – 6:30 pm for an Opening Reception and Artists Talk at the Fairfield Public Library’s Kershner Gallery. The show is a brilliant exploration of emergence = the process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed. Come enjoy original art, delicious nibbles and wine! I look forward to seeing you. Bruce S. Kershner Gallery Fairfield Public Library 1080 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824 PLUS…Don’t Miss “Jazzed Up!” live performance: Fairfield Public Library; Saturday, April 27; 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Celebrate the Holidays @ 2 Locations This Season!

Who needs holiday gems? Save these dates and come find one-of-a-kind gifts! OPEN STUDIOS Bridgeport Arts Trail weekend @ NEST Arts Factory 1720 Fairfield Avenue, Studio #18, Bridgeport Saturday, November 10, 10 am – 5 pm Sunday, November 11, 10 am – 5 pm HOLIDAY POP-UP MARKET @ Fairfield Museum 370 Beach Road, Fairfield Friday, November 16, 12 – 4 pm Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 4 pm I look forward to seeing you!

Open Studios – Saturday May 12 for Mother’s Day!

  MOTHER’S DAY @ NEST ARTS FACTORY Saturday, May 12, 2 – 5 pm What’s new at my studio? Come find out!  Bring your daughter, your mother or just yourself to celebrate Mother’s Day with me and 30+ other artists at NEST Arts Factory this Saturday, May 12 from  2-5 pm. Come enjoy original art, delicious nibbles and wine! I look forward to seeing you.  

The Fire of Drift-wood

I seem to be drawn to historic male poets from Maine, who speak of life and death …. and driftwood. It is a parallel and blessing that is continually unfolding and absolutely thrilling. The Fire of Drift-wood By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow DEVEREUX FARM, NEAR MARBLEHEAD. We sat within the farm-house old,        Whose windows, looking o’er the bay,  Gave to the sea-breeze damp and cold,        An easy entrance, night and day.  Not far away we saw the port,        The strange, old-fashioned, silent town,  The lighthouse, the dismantled fort,        The wooden houses, quaint and brown.  We sat and talked until the night, …