Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle Maine- -part 2

Food, Food, and more Food!

No worry about being hungry.  We were trained to be at dining hall when the bell rang and somehow all 90 plus people were hungry and could even eat desert.  It must have been the ocean air? Or the lack of cell phones and internet?IMG_6430

The cakes are a work of art!  My favorite was the Blueberry Cheesecake.  I didn’t get a picture because I was too busy eating it!


These are some of the menus that were posted for every meal.


Fresh baked cookies were out at every lunch time.  You just had to try one or two to get you through to the next meal.

Cartoon Characters

The Young Woman from Iceland does a weekly cartoon for her newspaper.

She arrived in Maine and never did get her luggage but she got so many mosquito bites!

My Cartoon Character

I was inspired me to develop my own cartoon. It’s so much fun.

Myself as Carvannna.

These are some of my cartoons!

And More fast paintings! At the end of the deck overlooking the ocean.





Another Seaweed Painting! Between Painting I wrote down some thoughts:

The Perfect Moment

Sparkling sun, waves  lapping against the rocks,

Seaweed swaying with the water.

Paint, paper, brush, pens by my side, Paint flows,

The sky has pink,

Shadows of purple, islands distant grayish purple and dark green.

Cobalt, cerulean, ultramarine, and turquoise blend into the sky and sea,

greens and burnt sienna along the shore and island.

The moment you realize,

This is it!



17 responses to “Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle Maine- -part 2

  1. Is that cartoon a self portrait? Lovely paintings..lovely poem. here I sit in my bedroom in NYC reading I would love to go there . Haystack School of Crafts….I went to East Hampton for a few days..to the beach picking up rocks . to Brighton Beach. lunching at a Russia cafe..jumping in the waves. . not as exciting or as productive as your time at Haystack..yum yum desserts…


  2. Always love reading your blog, and enjoying the photos and paintings. I especially enjoyed your poetic observation. What a talented lady you are.


  3. Wow! Those desserts looked delicious! That scenery was gorgeous. You must have loved painting there! Especially liked your cartoon character of yourself.


  4. that strawberry frosting whip cream cake is a winner! That calls for ‘eat dessert first.’
    Cartoons are fun. Bet you can visualize many cartoon characters working at
    Sherman. We are all too serious for that, tho. Quick sketches don’t look quick —
    good artistry.
    When does Vanya head this way?


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