Haystack in Maine Summer 2015

Haystack is a world renowned  arts retreat located on Deer Isle, Maine. Bemidji State University enabled me to attend a creativity conference which featured several original thinkers and at least one TedTalking genius.  The following people changed my world and contributed to the collaborative art work Nos-Otros  which will be headed for Guatemala next week.   Handshouse […]

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More on the connection between chemical imbalance and Addiction

Sweet Sixteen, 1973-74. Paint on canvas, Collection of Lolli Thurn Outsider Art = mentally Ill? Week One A Teacher’s Introduction to Mood Disorders. Why does that kid act like that?????   DESCRIPTIONS OF MENTAL   ILLNESSES MOOD DISORDERS Mood disorders are persistent changes in mood caused by biochemical imbalances in the brain. Major depressive disorder  and […]

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More Fun in Maine

Attending a memorial in Milo, Maine provided me with the opportunity to drive by my first home in Atkinson, Maine. We purchased the Maple School House and an acre of land for $500.  We also built a two story building out of railroad ties on the property.  We poured the foundation by hand with a […]

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Chowda’ Party

  Making an authentic Maine Chowda’ is a very time intensive activity. First you start with a Maine Seafood feast. You buy the lobsters (contrary to mythology- we Mainers do not pick those arachnids up free on the beach) and clams and steam them- saving the broth. A real Maine chowda’ has no WATER added. […]

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Maine Adventures June 2015

  The first family for Summer 2015 was installed in Chateau Mer on Friday. Yikes…I am getting a little old for this kind of maintenance duty. Bree’s Field http://bridgescreate.com/brees-field-wildflowergrape-arborfruit/ is looking great thanks to the Jamaicans who have been coming to work at Young’s Lobster Pound http://youngslobsterpound.webs.com/for the last decade and came up here on their […]

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Road Trip to Maine: Summer 2015

My friend and neighbor on Maine’s Penobscot Bay , Brenda Mercer, offered to fly to Detroit and drive to Maine with me this year.  Now THAT is a friend! Our first stop was Montreal where we had quite the experience in a very expensive hotel , Le Crystal,  which had too many problems to share. Then I […]

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Workshops !!

Workshops, Reunions and Retreats Next Minnesota Workshop September 2015. DTTBA Limit 8. Email drb@bridgescreate.com to register ____________________________________________________________________________ Maine Workshop at Chateau Mer : Details: September 2016 Artist Workshop and Retreat  Limit 23. Emaildrb@bridgescreate.com to register. Deposit holds your place. Pictures from the 2013 Retreat     Pictures from the 2008 National Art Educators Workshop ____________________________________________ Cabinet of Curiosities Workshop with assemblage artist, Barbara Rogers […]

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico Adventure

Arriving in Zihuatanejo on March 1, 2015 was memorable because my little street, Rio Balsas, was so obscure that even the taxi driver did not know where it was. I learned to tell everyone I lived a block from the Estacion de Bomberos (the fire station). I watched the Bomberos do their morning workout on la […]

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Merida, Mexico Adventure

Being a scholar by trade and all, I am supposed to be skilled at identifying emerging trends. As I ramble around the Keys and Mexico completing my Sunflower Project, I want to share that I have met many, MANY 60 something women searching for a way to grow old alone (without a named partner). Laura […]

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Volunteering in Barra de Potosi

There are several wonderful projects in La Barra. Contact the folks below and contribute your passion. I met two amazing women (and I hear there are many more) who have played a leadership role in several projects. Double click on flyer to read. View the children at the March 13 La Bara Workshop Art Made in […]

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