October 14, 2009

Stepping Out!

Welcome
to
Damariscotta, Maine!

(Click on any pic to see the details!)

Sometimes you need to step out of the studio and take a bit of an art break. Today's post was inspired by our recent trip to Maine. One sunny September afternoon we had an opportunity to travel north of Portland and Brunswick to the little town of Damariscotta (pronounced "Dam-er-scot'-ta").

Damariscotta is a quaint seaside town, filled with fun little shops and lots local color. We had lunch, strolled around the town and visited a few of the many boutiques - one of which is a fabulous pottery shop. This unique, hand painted sign colorfully welcomes you to the awesome pottery studio where you'll find their vibrant work.

Hope you enjoy this little art break and the quick stroll around Damariscotta, Maine!

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The Pottery Shop

The mosaic counter R-O-C-K-S!
It's all made out of broken pottery!


A sampling of their work!


I found the color & pattern
in these
gorgeous lamps
very inspirational
!


Wandering around the town!


How clever & colorful is this???
My daughter & I made my husband
stop the car for this picture!


A little charm!


Gorgeous color in front of
one of the shops!


A handmade whirlygig!
Isn't this fun?!?


I fell in love with this display!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Have a wonderful day!


11 comments:

A Dancing Mango said...

I was so happy to stop by and see.. that TWO PRINGLES CAN HAVE A BLOG??
That is so funny..
my name is Darlene Pringle..
but my blog is different..
love your blog.. so serene..
stop by and visit.
hugs, Darlene.. xo

sharon said...

This is fantastic Terri....I love all of it! Thanks for taking us on a wonderful tour, and a color inspiration journey!

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Terri,
Was the town of Pringle in S.D?
if so, we have been there.. !
I am so happy you had a wonderful special time in your life!
Memories are so important to our hearts and families..
I just added me to your follow list.So now I made it 100 followers!
Thank you for all of your compliments.. and Julie-ann is wonderful!
Hugs, Darlene

TheresainMS said...

Looks like a lovely town; eye candy to the extreme! Thanks for sharing these photos. Very nice virtual vacation. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers too :-)

Janine said...

Dear Terri
I love this mosaics. How wonderful this looks. I did some tile- mosaic- work but that with the broken pottery is phantastic.
And I´m sure Maine is phantastic, especially in Oktober.
I just read something about indian summer in New-england the other day.
There were so many lovely photos, and some of same showed places in Maine. I would like to see this one day.
Have a great weekend
Janine

Lori Saul said...

I so enjoyed your pictorial journey- fantastic art and sight-seeing! We have a West Coast equivalent here in Northern California- a town called Mendocino; full of salt, art and characters! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos Terri!

terri d. said...

Hi Terri, thanks for letting me take a little coffee/mini break to maine with you! everything is so colorful, it looks like a really nice place to be. i know you had a good time too. oh, i like you new blog background, did you design it yourself? it looks great!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Now I want to go to Maine. What a wonderful family outing.

Lynn said...

Looks like a very interesting town to enjoy, i just love the sign from the Pottery shop, it is so bright and colorful like you Terri :)
I keep meaning to ask if you wear bright colors too....

I bet your hubby couldn't understand why you would want a photo of the brooms LOL... but it is awesome, and very creative of them :)

I really enjoyed the tour, you are such a talented photographer dahling :)

Kimmie said...

that looks so cool!
are you a Maine-ah?
I love that area :)

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