Monday, July 13, 2009

Mashpee Open Market, July 10th

Well, we in the Boston area all experienced what we’ve been sorely lacking lately, you know, a clear blue sky, lots of sun, no humidity, high 70’s… you get the picture. But sometimes, it’s hard to get a good crowd at an outdoor show if the weather is too nice (especially after so much crappy weather). So when the sun finally did make an appearance last Friday, I think most people in the Cape area were at the beach. And frankly, I don’t blame them! That’s exactly where I would’ve been if I wasn’t at the Mashpee Open Market. The open market is overflowing with talented artists and designers and it's held every Friday from 10am to 4pm at the Mashpee Commons which is a quaint shopping area with 90 stores and a bunch of nice restaurants. For nibbles and cocktails, I was told Bleu , a french bistro, is fantastic, but after the long day, I went with the more casual option and shared a drink, stories and lots of laughs on the outdoor patio at Bobby Byrne’s Pub with fellow artist, Melanie LaMountain. Her photographs are beautiful and ethereal and in addition to having an eye for great composition, she’s also a real sweetheart, so check out her site and get in touch with her if you need a photographer for any reason including special occasions, events or portraiture.Another thing to check out is M.Brann & Co, a fabulous store in Mashpee Commons that has a tremendous variety of beautiful and unique handcrafted items and accents for the home.

Some photos from Friday...Deborah of DLR Designs , handcrafted jewelry made with gems, pearls, glass and precious metals from around the globe (above) and Sue of Sue B. Do , a full product line of items inspired by the beauty, fun and character of the Cape (below):

Lastly, I’m working on some new pieces and here’s one that’s fresh from the studio. It reminds me of sculptures I was making in 1990-92 while an art student at Brandeis. Ah, the good old days… I’m happy to be sculpting again! And if you're interested, more items like this will be available in all sorts of shapes, colors and sizes to purchase in the coming weeks...

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