A Gloucester Underwater Christmas music video by Deb Hardy@Creative Living Cape Ann

We Three Kings is a song about following a spiritual path towards love.  I filmed this Christmas video underwater at Wingaersheek and at night at Good Harbor Beach using ceramic birds by Kerry Mullen and an ebony nativity by an artist from Tanzania.  I tried to keep my rendition as pure as possible by using just percussion and vocals at the beginning of the song to highlight the beautiful melody. My hope is that this project brings you a few moments of peace. Much love, Deb Hardy

Love & Chaos

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We will be closed Friday, December 24 to celebrate the holidays with our friends and family.
Happy Holidays!See you Monday.

Love & Chaos

Holidays are all about balance. Having pie for breakfast and salad for lunch, splitting time between family members, and trying to make sure you don’t lose your mind. 

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E Ed and Jo: Love, Art and Gloucester in the Summer of 1923


This novel reminds readers of the creator of the “Man at the Wheel,” sculptor Leonard Craske; stock market wizard Roger Babson; Lanesville’s baseball-loving Fred Foster of Foster Brothers’ Drug Store; Floyd the Clammer; Henry Gould, the one-legged lifeguard of Half Moon beach; heroic Howard Blackburn; Jacobson’s seaside family sauna and, from way back, Gloucester’s unlucky sea serpent eyewitness and chronicler, Lonson Nash. As Gloucester’s Tricentennial celebration (1623-1923) unfolds, enter two artists, Ed Hopper and Jo Nivison.

See Jo’s cat run. After Ed finds and returns Jo’s beloved Arthur, she gratefully loans him her watercolors. When Ed promptly captures a vision of Gloucester for all time, he also comes to see his fellow artiste through new eyes. The “odd couple” attend a silent movie at the North Shore Theater, party at Leon Kroll’s on Rocky Neck, sketch at Good Harbor beach, explore Lane’s Cove, and drink Twin Lights ginger ale, made in Rockport.

By the time of the climactic Tricentennial pageant at Stage Fort Park, a question hovers over the lovers: what next? Sketching and painting in Cape Ann’s legendary light by day, spooning under its starry skies when they aren’t fighting, Ed and Jo waver between commitment and separation in a narrative presented in a novel here for the first time ever anywhere.

On Amazon link below :

Amazon.com: Ed and Jo: Love, Art and Gloucester in the Summer of 1923: 9798784747617: Soini, Wayne: Books