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What is this????! Kale at Art in Bloom!!

By camilla @ 10:46 am

Artists and lovers of plants can come up with amazing floral arrangements!  Here is one from the ART IN BLOOM at MAC Center for the Arts!  Still going on today!

This is an arrangement by Sydney Stevens!  Sydney is a long time member of Wooden Horse Arts Guild, member of the MAC and a marvelous artist!  I love the Kale!Sydney Stevens -entrance at Art in Bloom-2014 500


One more day for Art in Bloom!

By camilla @ 8:51 pm

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If you missed Thursday and Friday for Art in Bloom  at the MAC Center for the Arts in Newport, Vt., You have one more day to experience this very lovely show of Floral Arrangements and paintings. Kudos to the members of the Four Seasons Garden Club for their unusual, interesting and beautiful arrays of flower arrangements to fit with the ART of the members of the MAC.

I am pleased to be a member of the Garden Club and share with you my arrangement of “Farm Garden Flowers in an Old Oaken Bucket” .  My Zelma doll is a part of the display (as a farm girl gathering flowers).  My choice of paintings was “Children and Dog”  David Whitehill’s  oil on canvas of a farm with the children and their dog.

Don’t miss this event (one more day) and please feel free to comment on ART IN BLOOM!


Remember Sunnie?

By camilla @ 9:38 am

Sunnie Andress hooked rugMany artists and craftsmen of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont remember Sunnie Andress and her wonderful Santas and hooked rugs.  Well, she now lives in Oregon and is still hooking rugs!

Here’s one: ” Hooray! My “Ancient Ornament” hooked rug is finished today…26 days from start to finish. It is 27 x 36 inches and was a real delight to design and hook. Here’s a peek…it is shown on my blog today!”

“.Happy Hooking!” Sunnie       Thanks Sunnie!!

This is a Beauty!! More from Birds in Wood!

By camilla @ 7:55 am



A Message from Jim Maas, Bird Carver:

Greetings from Birds in Wood, LLC!
“This Macaw is a work in progress…….I hope to have it finished for a show in November in Rhode Island.
Painting has begun on 2 Downy Woodpeckers which will both be perched on a carved birch branch.  Carving soon to begin on a Blue Heron.  Research and preliminary drawings have begun on a Mandarin Duck.  The latter a possible World’s entry for next April.  In addition I continue my self-instructed flat art.”
Jim is a long-time member of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild!  Every Bird that comes from his shop is a masterpiece!  Can’t wait to see more of his “flat art”.



By camilla @ 11:47 pm


MAC Center for the Arts and Four Seasons Garden Club will present their fifth annual Art in Bloom on Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26 at the MAC Center on Main Street, Newport, VT.

The Opening Reception to view the floral arrangements and artwork, photography and handcrafts takes place Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Don’t miss this popular event and enjoy refreshments while viewing floral arrangements on display.

Tickets are available at the MAC Center – or from  Garden Club members.  This event is a yearly fundraiser for both groups.

A Little History of ART IN BLOOM  (from Wikipedia).

The phrase Art In Bloom is often used as the title of various exhibits held annually in art museums. The exhibit is composed of traditional visual art pieces and corresponding flower arrangements done by local professional florists and garden club members.

The original exhibit was held in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1976, where it is held annually; other institutions hosting such displays include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Here is Art in Bloom at the Mac from 2012. Painting by Donna Jean in bloom-donna jean safford-penny thomas



By camilla @ 9:21 am

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It’s time for PHOTO FUN!!!

By camilla @ 8:17 am









The Golden DomeBeth,running on the hay by 5 yr. old brother. Photo Fun, 2008

2008 Photo Fun – “Beth, running on the hay” taken by her brother, Aiden                                                                              2013 Photo Fun -”The Golden Dome” by Abigail Ham

Young Photographers in grades 5 thru 8 and 9 thru 12 are invited to enter the 3rd Photo Fun Contest given by Wooden Horse Arts Guild. In order to enter, you must pre-register by emailing by August 1st, 2014. Include your name, address, grade and the camera you will use. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a packet which will include the entry application and information about the contest, the photo categories and the awards of cash, ribbons and certificates to be given in each Grade Group.  

To help you better understand photography and the use of your camera in taking pictures of many and varied subjects, you will be invited to attend a free seminar –  date and time to be determined when all registrations have been received. The instructor of the seminar is Robin Leavitt of Robin Leavitt Photography of Casco, Maine      (more about Robin Leavitt in next BLOG)


By camilla @ 5:39 am

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Photo: Georgia Higley with her First Place ribbon – 2013

Celebrate Summer Fest  On August 9 in Jay Village on Route 242

 Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites you to Bring your Art to hang on the Fence


Paintings/drawings (oil,acrylic,watercolor,pencil,pastel) Photography, Mixed Media

(MUST be able to hang on the fence!)

All work must be wired and ready for hanging. All work must be original (no reproductions, copies or resale). Up to three (3) entries per person with fee for each entry. Each piece of work will be judged. 1st-$100.00, 2nd-$50.00, 3rd-$25.00.   And, People’s Choice! Profits will benefit the WHAG AND JAY FOCUS GROUP.

(Application is at

Deadline for entries August 1st.)

We’ll see you there!








Don’t Miss This! Something Different!

By camilla @ 4:36 pm

The Mac Center for the Arts is at it again!  Be sure to join in!  AQUA FEST, July 12, ON THE BOARDWALK in Newport, VT.  Mark your calendar!

Here it is! “Noah’s Song”!

By camilla @ 4:34 pm


My family and I have been enjoying this book, pictures and music! It really is for “every age”! The tune is sticking in my head and the pictures of Noah and all his animals are such fun.  Jerry Johnson has a way with rhymes, Adrien “Yellow” had a way with paints and colors and Jon Gailmor has a way with the “happiest” music!  This book and its CD are just about the best purchase I have made. Here’s the cover of “Noah’s Song”. More:

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