Tuesday, September 17, 2013

summer travelogue: the cleveland museum of art

to fulfill our need of exploration in ohio a visit to the cleveland museum of art was a must.

summer travelogue: cleveland's west side market

while visiting family and friends this july awaiting the closing of our house in maine we explored. walked a lot. and used our senses to take in all the visual delights. josh had the month off from working so we felt carefree not having to worry about a schedule or commitments. here are some pictures from our visit to the west side market in cleveland, ohio. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

the john stevens shop

so after putting all of our energy, physically and mentally into moving to maine. i have a little confession. i cannot stop thinking about newport (the town we moved from). i guess you can call it homesickness. as much as we are excited about starting our new lives here, there is a part of me that can't stop thinking about all of our friends that we made, the beaches, the girls preschool that we so loved, and the history there. i keep trying to push those feelings aside, but they keep resurfacing. 

so in tribute to newport, i thought i would share some pictures from the IYRS summer series, mastering the craft that we attended in june before the moving madness began. these pictures are from the john stevens shop in newport, ri. we were able to hear the owner, nick benson, a stone carver, calligrapher and 2010 macarthur fellow speak about his work. having an opportunity to see the open studio of a passionate, creative craftsman just inspires me so.