Shelley Lance-Fulk and Jacklyn Amtower are two sisters living in Beaver Cove, Maine located on the east side of Moosehead Lake in Central Maine. This beautiful community is known for its wildlife, including white tailed deer and moose. They have been traveling and photographing wildlife both in Maine and around the world since their teens. They have visited all seven continents on multiple occasions and their passports have stamps from more than 75 countries. Their experiences of adventure, enlightenment and respect for animals are shared in a number of tales and stories with accompanying photographs taken during their travels. Although the sisters travel four to six months each year and enjoy the experience of meeting new people and observing other cultures and wildlife, the appreciation for the state of Maine always draws them home and to the animals that share the magic and splendor of the region Come see their beautiful work at Arts in The Park Belfast
In 2011, we quit our jobs and embarked on a journey around the country in a tiny RV to awaken our souls from the corporate rat race. Returning to Maine fully inspired, our cottage & coastal style brand was born!
Our distressed finishes and clean, simplistic designs elicit the calm of a lazy day by the shore. We discovered that the beach is more than a place to us…it’s a mindset, a way of life, a symbol of freedom and vitality.
We love creating pieces that give you that toes in sand feeling whether you live 1 mile or 1,000 miles from the sea. Salt Air Designs http://saltairdesigns.com/
Tim Caverly has spent his life in Maine’s outdoors. Growing up shadowing his father who was a fire warden with the Maine Forest Service and his brother, a ranger in Baxter State Park, it was natural for him to seek a career in the outdoors. Tim is originally from Skowhegan, Maine and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a teaching certificate from the University of Maine at Machias.
Tim, with the support of his wife Susan, have self-published (7) books that range from children to adult. In addition they presents programs throughout New England to encourage literacy and discovery of New England’s spectacular world. When he and Susan aren’t writing or touring; the family enjoys raising Golden Retrievers, and sharing personal stories about the Maine woods.
Check out http://allagashtails.com/
Herman Meisner of Ducktrap Photography, I studied photography at Maine Media Workshops; Cape Cod Workshops; also for many years at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, with Peter Faulkner, who I credit with teaching by example what good and not-so-good photographs look like I try to view my surroundings acutely, and recreate the varied images that presented themselves, capturing the feeling that was inherent at that moment in a still photo. I take many of my images during poor weather; snow, fog, cold, wind, and rain create certain scenes not often found in picture-postcard conditions. I like to think that black and white photos capture the feeling, or mood, of these moments and add to the realism- or is it surrealism?-of the scene. Enjoy his stunning Photographs at http://www.ducktrapphoto.com/
Dot Hutchins of Baskets by Dot, a small Maine basket business. Dot began weaving baskets in 1991 when she took an adult education class in basket weaving. Since that time, she hasn’t stopped weaving. In 2002, she started “Baskets by Dot” as a way to share her love of baskets and to make room in her house! All of the baskets at Baskets by Dot are hand woven by Dot with reed from rattan vines that have been cut into various widths. Dot incorporates locally made clay bases and handles. Some baskets have curls or weavers that are made from maple strips. All baskets are stained to give them a rich color. If you don’t see what you want, contact Dot. If you can describe the basket, she can probably make it! Custom orders are welcome.
See Dots baskets at http://www.basketsbydot.com/
Suzanne Anderson creates her yikesstudio jewelry in a wooded lakeside studio in Maine. It’s the perfect place to become immersed in creative work. The forest and nearby rugged Maine seaside are constant influences.
yikesstudio features a selection of imaginative and remarkable handcrafted enamel jewelry
Suzanne Anderson is the creator of yikesstudio jewelry. Suzanne has been busy creating for her whole life. After graduating from Maine College of Art she has worked as a graphic designer and a painter. Jewelry has always been her strongest interest and she is at her happiest when working on new colors and designs for yikesstudio. Suzanne works to ensure that she creates work that is fun, beautiful and interesting. Her pieces reflect the wonder in nature and life. Suzanne’s experiences and influences percolate through and come forward in the forms and colors of the jewelry pieces. Suzanne is especially interested in the lichen and fungus of the Maine forest around her. The tiny little worlds of color and surprise are endlessly fascinating!
When not working in the studio, Suzanne enjoys drawing and creating limited edition fabrics for scarves, kimonos and pillows, looking at fashion, walking, playing with her dog Man Ray and the 3 household kitties and hanging out with husband Anthony and son Dylan, friends and family.
MacKenzie Rose Designs’ Jewelry
I am a jewelry designer based out of Scarborough, Maine. I have been making jewelry for about two and a half years. I specialize in funky sterling jewelry and handmade leather bracelets for both men and women. I first began selling my pieces at farmer’s markets in southern Maine, as well as the First Friday Art Walks in downtown Portland. I then expanded and began selling my pieces in various shops throughout Maine and New Hampshire. I currently participate in 10-15 craft shows and art festivals throughout the year, mainly in New England. I really enjoy networking with other artisans and jewelers as I work to promote self-expression and small business entrepreneurship! I hope to continue on this path and demonstrate to others that you can do whatever you put your mind to. Simply follow your passions and never give up. The joy I feel from being an inspiration to others is priceless, and it has made this journey so worthwhile for me. I appreciate all of the support along the way!
To see Mackenzies Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/MacKenzieRoseDesigns