Sunday’s Art Rock Found! But has not Reported back to Home Base.

Sunday’s Art Rock Found! But has not Reported back to Home Base.

You got to pay attention and click on the links in the post for the hints if you care.

Rockport maybe next. Or maybe Manchester, Magnolia, Lanesville, Annisquam or essex. So many Sketchy possibilities.

Look for Hints on My Twitter, GMG or Facebook accounts.!/capeannpainter!/profile.php?id=100000293508868

Johnston and Schlichte Back In Business

The Chamber Reports

Fire Last Friday
Back in Business This Week

Last Friday,
a terrible fire at the law offices of Johnstone & Schlichte
destroyed a 100-year old historic building on Pleasant Street; it gutted the
law office and ruined Tricia and Gary Johnstone’s home on the second
floor. The Johnstones lost all of their personal property in the blaze. It
was an awful tragedy for a well-known Gloucester family. At least no one was
seriously injured and the dog was saved.

While the
fire was reported as a total loss, we are pleased to report that the Johnstone
& Schlichte hard drive was stored in a fire-proof safe and the legal files
were saved. The law firm has its records and will be able to resume business

& Schlichte has moved right around the corner to the second floor of the
BankGloucester building on Middle Street in Gloucester. The files have already
been moved into place and office furniture is due for arrival on Tuesday. It
will take most of the week to get things running as before but clients can be
assured that the files are intact and legal services are being quickly
restored. The building reconstruction is already in design. Amazingly, the
original masonry walls are in good shape and construction will be underway
soon. An historic Gloucester landmark will be saved.

We wish
Trish, Gary and Catherine the best. Stop by their new pub ‘Stones’
on Main Street to wish them well. They can be reached at 978-283-1413
or email info.

Did You Know? (The Book)

That I am interested in people’s thoughts about a Did You Know book?  Admired and respected fellow GMG contributor, Manny Simoes, has been encouraging me to do a book of my Did You Know posts; so I have put together the design, and am interested in knowing what GMG readers and other contributors think about it, before I go to the expense of having it printed.  It would be a 5.5×8.5 full color bound soft cover book containing 39 of my (and hopefully other people’s) favorite GMG posts and images (photos and paintings), and based on printing costs would sell for $20.  The cover and a couple of example pages are shown here.  I respect the opinions and feedback of the greater GMG universe, so would like to know if people think it’s a silly idea, or if you think it looks like something you might buy or think others would buy.  Artists always have to be innovative, coming up with new ways to pay the bills so they can continue creating while waiting for those wealthy patrons to come along and discover them, and none of us can afford to make expensive mistakes, so your input would be greatly appreciated.  If you would like to see the book in its entirety, you can go to Thanks so much, EJ

E.J. Lefavour

SUP the Coast Part 4

Will Rich (grew up in Bayview) and Mike Simpson are now paddleboarding from Key West, Florida, to Portland, Maine to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project and SUP Cleanup.

Their onboard GPS system sends out a tweet every once and a while. That is how I know they are currently paddling up the south side of Marathon Key. Click on the links below to hook up and watch their process as they move up the coast towards us. They’ll be in Gloucester around 4th of July!

SUP the Coast website

SUP the Coast on Facebook

Get your Art Blog Noticed Today, With these 8 Simple Rules

For all the GMG Artist’s Out There.



“Now that your art blog is up-and-running (and you have a few posts under your belt) it’s time to get that blog noticed! Below are 8 simple rules for getting more readers. . . and more attention online.

1. Write Appealing Content


The first rule to getting your blog post noticed by others is to remember who your audience is. You’re not writing in your personal art diary, you’re writing to an audience. Therefore, it’s important that you keep your posts reader-focused.

Its okay to share personal insights about art and the art business, its okay to toot your own horn once in awhile, it’s even okay to share your personal struggles. . . just make sure that when you do, you leave your readers with some sort of “take home value.”

In other words, if you’ve written about a recent struggle you’ve experienced, conclude the post with a solution. If you’ve yet to resolve the problem, share resources (i.e. some helpful links) to possible solutions.

2. Write Each Post Like You’re Talking To A Friend


What would you rather read? A post that feels stifled and bogged down with impersonal, textbook-sounding statements, or a post that makes you feel as though the blogger is one of your dearest, and most treasured, friends?

Blog posts which make the reader feel like a real person get shared the most, so when writing your posts, write as though you are writing to your best friend, not a stranger. Write in your own voice and stick to one subject per post.”

Check out the Other 6 Rules here: EmptyEasel. com is a great resource for Artist’s. Click on the link Below.

Oh Yeah! Here’s my Art Blog. Click Below




Bananas’ Reflections

Bananas always has incredible window displays. If you drive by in the early evening, you can see the a similar scene with reflections from all directions.

I posted this last night on the 365 Project. Today is Day 67 and I’m learning constantly!

GMG Questions and Answers- David Brooks Art Haven Founder


How long have you lived in Gloucester?

22 years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?


Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

10 lb Island

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?


What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Cape Ann Brewery 

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Lobster Trap Tree Lighting

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?


Who is your favorite local artist?

Chris Williams

Which is your favorite local beach?


Who has the best chowder in town?


Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Is there any others? jk Jay Alberts Cape Ann Images

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Clam Chowder

What is your favorite Gloucester neighborhood?

Walker Creek West Gloucester

What is your favorite local band?
Mile 21

As A Reward For Filling Out The Form For Use On GMG Feel free To Provide a Link Here to Any Business, Band or Website You Would Like Promoted

Heather Atwood’s Visit With Chef Jose Duarte in Boston’s North End Video

Check Out The Video At The Gloucester Times Website By Clicking The Picture-image

Heather Atwood shot a video recently with Chef Jose Duarte of Taranta in Boston’s North End 

Jose Duarte is becoming very well known for two reasons, his unique combination of Peruvian and Italian dishes and his absolute dedication to operating a sustainable restaurant. In this video Jose shows Heather how to make  a scallop ceviche Peruvian style, called "Tiradito, a ceviche-like treatment of fish cut like sashimi, evidence of the wave of Japanese farm workers who arrived in Peru in the late 19th century." The food is too spectacular not to be recognized.  Zagat named it one of the best new restaurants of the Decade.  Boston Magazine named it one of the top 50 Restaurants in Boston.  The Massachusetts Restaurant Association has just named Jose Duarte “Chef of the Year.”