This project made possible by funding from The West Oxford Agricultural Society ~ presenter of The Fryeburg Fair

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Spindleworks Fiber Artists Submitted work for the Maine Reef Project

"Handicap, i heard of it, 
but i aint got it now."

This week we received contributions from Fiber Artists from Spindleworks for our Reef Project. An AMAZING group of creative folks with an attitude we can all benefit from!

"Spindleworks is a non profit art center for adults with disabilities and a program of the Independence Association of Brunswick Maine, whose mission is to help children and adults with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives in their chosen community. Artists in the Spindleworks program come from surrounding communities including Bath, Topsham, Bowdoinham, Portland, Westbrook, Auburn, Lisbon Falls, Richmond, and Freeport."
Contributing artists included:

Catherine Worthington
Maureen Block
Barbara Carter
Jennifer Beaven
Madeline Gielow
Katherine Harmon Harding
Angie Devenney

Thank you all for your great work ladies!

You bring our contributor count up to 102! Yay!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Maine Reef Project Exhibition to Open in 19 Days

We're down to the wire now! YIKES!

Less than three weeks to show time and 21 months from inception. Hard to believe it's almost here! What WILL I do with myself :-)

In case you are interested...... The next Fiber Center Project will be The Maine Mitten Project - Kind Souls making Mittens, Hats and Scarfs for Maine's Homeless Children. Families and Adults. Learn more about it HERE.

So we are down to the last pictures of new work and brings our number of contributors to 95 but we know of more coming our way including some things from Spindleworks in Portland!
Yay Spindleworks! Can't wait to see what you guys made.

From Jennifer Owen of Kennebunk, Me

From Faye Schwartz of Saco, Me, these Lovely Sea Horses
Jelly Fish

Base Rock with Coraline Algae and Plate Coral

This piece stands nearly 3' tall!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Maine Reef Project Just 7 Contributors Shy of 100!

Lou Ann Elias of Hampton NH is contributor number 93! 
Only 7 to go to hit 100!

Thank you Mary Lou! Fun Stuff! Looks like you were very busy. We appreciate it and see you at the fair!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Contribution From St Croix for the Maine Reef Project!

How about that!

89 year old Peggy Hopkins of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands created some work for the Maine Reef Project. Her daughter Luanne sent up the work which we photographed today! We've officially gone international with our contributions!

Thank You Luanne and Peggy! We so appreciate that you took the time and made the effort to participate from so far away....

Here is her work and a lovely note from Luanne.....

You bet her work will be included!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Deadline Brings in More Contributions for the Maine Reef!

Ok so we are nearing the end and I keep getting updates and pictures to post. At this posting our count rises to 91 contributors......


New in from Florida, a 94 y.o. mother, Katherine Mullin, and daughter, Kathy Mullin Tavernia!

Shell From Linda Jackson of Great Barrington, Ma

Also from Linda Jackson. Thanks Linda!

UNE student Lin...... LOVELY jellies!

From Jennifer Haugen of Ft Lauderdale. Thanks Jennifer!

And last but not least today, a bin full from UNE. Unfortunately, most UNE drop offs didn't leave their names :-(  But we love you anyway! Thanks!

The Maine Reef Blog Is Only 34 Hits Away from 10,000 Visitors!

I never in my wildest dreams imagined that the Maine Reef Blog would reach this level of popularity! As of this moment we have reached 9966 Hits. Most of this is driven by the Patterns posted here but that still means folks are learning about our project.

And thanks to our creators and contributors, it's coming to fruition! 89 people have contributed in some way so far. WE WILL HIT 100!

Here are more pictures of submissions:

Some Jelly Fish made with recycled plastic bags and food containers, Clear hair caps, Plarn ( yarn made from plastic bags and Homespun yarn from Lion Brand.

A Great Kids project!  

From Julia Berg of Brownfield, Maine, a beautiful group of work! Thanks Julia!

Sorry the resolution is low on this photo so is showing up a bit blurry and small. But you get the idea :-)