ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR LITTLE ONES: TULIP STUDY

My friend Colleen teaches the most wonderful children’s art classes from her Montessori Art Kitchen in East Gloucester. I can’t wait until our granddaughter is old enough to participate! Thank you to Colleen for sharing these lovely photos of works in progress, the perfect anecdote to a rainy April afternoon!
 
To register for May classes call Colleen at 978-648-0601 or email colleenapostolos@gmail.com

A SIMPLY SPECTACULAR TURNOUT FOR ART HAVEN’S FAMILY FUN AND BUOY AUCTION!

Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction -3 @www.kimsmithdesigns.com

Andrew Luman, Schuylar Corbett, and Ruby Lyman

Cruiseport was filled to overflowing with the joyful sounds of children laughing and parents socializing, all there to join in the fun of Art Haven’s 8th Annual Buoy Auction. The hundreds of buoys hand painted by local children were displayed in a fresh new layout with a “Haven Walk” surrounding the perimeter.

Emily Bean Andrew Lumen Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction @www.kimsmithdesigns.comAndrew Luman did a fantastic job as the auctioneer and emcee (with Emily Bean above)

For the silent auction, beautiful buoy creations were donated by some of the most talented local artists.

Colleen Apostolos-Marsh Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction @www.kimsmithdesigns.comColleen Apostolos-Marsh “Sugar Skull”

Traci Corbett Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction @www.kimsmithdesigns.comTraci Thayne-Corbett “The Big Catch”

Jeff Weaver Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction @www.kimsmithdesigns.com Jeff Weaver

Art Haven’s Buoy Auction is truly a community event in every sense of the word ~

Special thanks were noted in the program to the lobstermen who loaned the traps, Peter Mondello, Bob Morris, Chris Orcsillo, and Scott Horne. Sheree Zizik once again generously donated Cruiseport, delicious food was provided by local restaurants and shops, and many area businesses donated buoy supplies, transportation, and event promotion. Thanks too was given to all who helped construct the Lobster Trap Tree, with thanks to the buoy auction committee, and a very special thanks to Traci-Thayne Corbett and Karen Conant.Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction -2 @www.kimsmithdesigns.comSEE MORE PHOTOS HERE Continue reading “A SIMPLY SPECTACULAR TURNOUT FOR ART HAVEN’S FAMILY FUN AND BUOY AUCTION!”

Happy 65th Wedding Anniversary!

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Can you imagine–sixty five years–truly an inspiration!

June 24th was my mother and father-in-laws 65th wedding anniversary. We’ve been celebrating all week and last night we had a beautiful dinner at Duckworth’s, our family’s go-to place for special occasions (and every other excuse to head to dinner there). Dinner was beautiful in every way, from the exquisite entrees, appetizers, and desserts to the outstanding service provided by Dan and Colleen. Thank you Duckworth Family for making our family’s celebration wonderfully memorable.

Cornelius Hauck Steve Marvin ©Kim Smith 2015Here we are in Cincinnati on May 5th this past spring celebrating my father-in-laws NINETIETH birthday. He and his best friend Steve Marvin, also 90, have been friends since they were babies.

Cornelius Hauck ©Kim Smith 2015Note the cake decorated with a train scene. My father-in-law has been passionate about trains since he was a toddler, to the extent that he and his friend Bob Richardson founded the Colorado Railroad Museum, which is located in Golden Colorado.

The Gloucester Clam’s Jim Dowd EP Lit House Event at Duckworth’s

Jim Dowd Snow Crash ©Kim Smith 2015

Last night Jim Dowd led a fascinating discussion on Neal Stephenson’s book Snow Crash, considered to be one of the best in the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction writing.

Jim Dowd Duckwoth's ©Kim Smith 2015

Lawrence Penson, editor of Nova Express describes cyberpunk, “Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.”

Stevens Brosnihan ©Kim Smith 2015JPGStevens Brosnihan explains how to use Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display, on loan from Ocean’s Alliance. Read more about Oculus Rift at The Gloucester Clam here.

Chris Anderson Jenn Monroe ©Kim Smith 2015Eastern Point Lit House Co-founders Chris Anderson and Jenn Monroe

KT Toomey Michelle Barton ©Kim Smith 2015KT Toomey and Michelle Anderson

Duckworth's Snow Crash ©Kim Smith 2015

Jim Dowd Ken Duckworth ©Kim Smith 2015 Jim Dowd ©Kim Smith 2015

A Duckworth’s Valentine’s

Heart Cappuccino ©Kim Smith 2015Sweet Valentine’s inspired cappuccino made by Michelle

Thanks to the fabulous Chef Ken Duckworth, along with his wonderfully welcoming and hard working staff, for making a Valentine’s to remember. Duckworth’s was overflowing with guests last night–no one wanted to leave as it was so warm and cozy there–and Tom and I just had the best time catching up with neighborhood friends. We all relished in our good fortune to be seated at the Duckworth’s Table for Valentine’s Day. Thank you Chef Ken and Family for the Best Ever Valentine’s Day Dinner!

Dan, Colleen, Michelle Duckworth's ©Kim Smith 2015Dan, Colleen, and Michelle

Lobster Risotto Ken Duckworth ©Kim Smith 2015Chef Ken’s Sublime Lobster Risotto ~ Tip: order the full serving and eat half (not to worry, the portions are hugely generous). Eat the other half for lunch the following day–doubly delish! Apologies please, my grainy phone photos don’t do this favorite dish justice.

#Blizzard2015 Digging Out!

East Gloucester Blizzard 2015 Colleen digging out ©Kim Smith 2015Colleen Apostolos Digging Out!

Colleen Digging Out Blizzard 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015It’s a Glorious Morning! Although I did crash after only taking ten steps from our door and, not realizing it, got water spots all over my camera’s lens. Every photo had to be de-spotted prior to uploading. I hope I didn’t miss any spots.

Ken Duckworth Blizzard 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015Ken Duckworth Digging Out!

Valerie and Joey Marino Blizzard 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015.JPGValerie and Joey Marino Blizzard 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015Valerie and Joey Marino Digging Out!

 

 

 

Art Haven 7th Annual Buoy Auction!

Colleen Apostolos-March Homegrown ©Kim Smith 2015Colleen Apostolos-March “Homegrown”

Fabulous Buoys, Super Delicious (Donated) Food, Wonderful Venue (Donated), Exquisitely Organized, with a Roomful of Friends ~ Outstanding Event for an Outstanding Organization!

Traci Corbett Buoy ©Kim Smith 2015jpgTraci Corbett’s “Draggers”

Blue Lobster Art Haven Buoy Auction ©Kim Smith 2015Lily Linquata’s “Blue Lobsters”

Glitter fish Art Haven Buoy Auction ©Kim Smith 2015Shelly Bradbury “A Fish Created”

Art Haven Buoy Auction -2 ©Kim Smith 2015

Art Haven Buoy Auction -3 ©Kim Smith 2015Art Haven Buoy Auction ©Kim Smith 2015David Brooks Muffy White Art Haven Buoy Auction ©Kim Smith 2015Organizers Muffy White and David Brooks

David Brookks Ann Margaret Ferrante Art Haven Buoy Auction ©Kim Smith 2015

David Pratt, David Brooks, and State Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante

Lotus Art Haven Buoy Auction ©Kim Smith 2015Lotus

Harold Burnham ©Kim Smith 2015

Harold Burnham

Nancy, Casey, Heidi Dallin LGloucester Stage Art Haven Buoy Auction ©Kim Smith 2015Gloucester Stage Company’s Nancy, Casey, and Heidi Dallin

©Kim Smith 2015Common Crow’s Kate

Muffy White Art Haven Buoy Auction ©Kim Smith 2015Muffy White

 

Colleen Apostolos Does Murals

Colleen creates beautiful children’s murals.  Here’s one she did for my beannie.  Best part is when she listens to what the child would like and they interact so the children take ownership of what is being created.

Thanks so much Colleen.  (She also teaches children art classes at Island Art and Hobby)

See here for info-

Arts and Crafts For Little Ones With Colleen Apostolos-Marsh At Island Art and Hobby

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