Prints and originals of acrylic paintings and colored pencil art. Working with colored pencil or acrylic paints, I create highly-detailed images inspired by my scenic home state and its coastal landscapes. My botanical drawings are frequently of flowers in my perennial gardens. The landscapes are from travels around the state.
As a storyteller, Hughes writes about love, parenting, grand-parenting, aging, and family (not only being why you are, but why you are the way you are). Lew-Ellyn's love of words and love of history along with her ability to pick out a single fleck of gold from the vast river of moments that flow through a day, she creates humorous, often poignant or insightful stories about Maine and its people.
"Maine Stories" is a collection of award-winning, nonfiction stories on Maine rural life. The author, Lew-Ellyn Hughes is an award-winning columnist. Her bi-monthly newspaper column, "Away with Words" is a seven-time winner in the Maine Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.
We started this business back in the 1980’s only doing local craft fairs. Pouring ceramics in the back yard and loading the van up for fairs. We have been a member of United Maine Craftsmen since 1994 and the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen since 2016 doing craft fairs all over the state of Maine. We now have a trailer for travel and a garage for pouring and firing along with a classroom where we just recently started teaching classes, if you are interested message us.
I have been creating batik eggs for over 30 years and am still discovering new aspects of this ancient craft. When using traditional Ukrainian designs on an egg, I create a pysanka. When using other designs, I refer to the eggs as simply batik as I utilize the same process with beeswax and dye. I love this craft and hope others enjoy the finished products as much as I enjoy creating them!
Besides selling at occasional craft fairs, the eggs are for sale in a Christmas shop called Feliz Navidad in Sedona, AZ. I also take orders upon request. Just send me an email!