Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

Watercolors in Progress


Three Watercolor pieces in progress, all at various stages of completion.

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Show at Ben’s Burritos Lewiston, ME


My Paper Houses series, along with two larger watercolors are hanging at Ben’s Burritos in downtown Lewiston, ME. This evening is Art Walk Lewiston-Auburn and the work will hang through the middle of the 3rd week in August.

I am thrilled to have this space to show in. This local business is owned and run by friendly people, and serves delicious and fresh homemade food. And the space is wonderful, with the high, painted tin ceilings.

If you live in central/southern Maine check it out!

Hoops and Thread


Another form of art I have been exploring as of late is embroidery. Something I have always wanted to learn and so I am teaching myself. I am trying to play with it more and learning as I go. I find embroidery helpful for those times when I want to make art but I am dealing with stress or exhaustion and thus also want to lie on the couch.

Paper Houses

This is a recent series of work that I completed. Very different than my usual work, in that there is no human present. These pieces happened very quickly, and I created them intuitively, without thinking too much. I started by painting freely with watercolor and then went over the pieces with chalk pastel. The spheres, houses, and leaves were recurring motifs and the emotions expressed surrounded my thoughts of what it means to be at home, both figuratively and literally.

These 10 works are currently hanging up at The Hive Artisan Co-op in Lewiston, ME, where they will remain until the end of May.

Bird and Bear and Hare and Fish…

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I am currently reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, just about finished with Book #4, Wizard and Glass. I am listening to the audiobook narration by Frank Muller (He is excellent and I am so sad that he dies before he finished the rest of the series!). There is this rhyme in the story:

Bird and bear and hare and fish, give my love her fondest wish.’

That line had been bouncing around in my brain the last few days and I was inspired to begin this piece. I am working in pastel on toned paper. This is still in progress, but I just found out that there will be an animal theme at one of the galleries in our local June Art Walk, so I guess that gives me some incentive and a deadline to finish it!