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.
Falling in love with natural Stone jewelry came quite accidentally to me. I started making these pendants for myself as something to do after retiring from a full time job. Little did I know that I would make this another business. The background and history of these stones became part this business as each stone is unique and had a dynamic of its own. Each pendant is custom wirewrapped depending on the shape and size. They are done in Sterling silver or gold filled wire .
All of the products that I make are hand-woven in my studio in Bucksport, Maine. I weave all of the fabric, then either hem the pieces or make a product from the fabric. After the fabric or pieces are woven, they are machine washed and dried. Therefore, everything can be put in the washer and dryer with no worries!