The Current — Maine

A Maine Lobster Roll at the Damariscotta Pumpkin Festival

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Thanks to my friends Bruce, Martha and Rick over at Gifts at 136, I was invited back as their guest pumpkin artist for this years annual Pumpkin Festival in Damariscotta, Maine. Last year was so much fun I couldn't resist, but unlike using roughly 100 pumpkins to create a lobster, this year I wanted to keep it simple so I opted for a festival supplied, locally farmed and conveniently placed specimen.  Once I arrived, a day before the big weekend, I laid eyes on my subject and knew my idea was going to be perfect, delicious, scrumptious, mmm. I dropped my box full...

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Hooked by Faith Webster

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For those who know me, speechless would not come to mind, however today I am just that. Faith Webster, of Cape Neddick, sent me an image of the finished hooked rug "Spring Lobster" she has been working on all Winter, and it's stunning, just stunning.  Faith contacted me last Summer about creating a large format version and I couldn't resit, "A hooked lobster?", sure I said without hesitation. A couple months passed when a small packaged arrived with a hooked version of "Long Island Blue Sea Glass" as a gift, I was amazed, impressed, in awe and thought how amazing the Spring version will be. Faith's father was...

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Lights, Camera, Action! WMTW visits LIAA Studios!

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A couple of weeks before Christmas Steve Minich contacted me about doing a story for WMTW-TV Channel 8 here in Maine. Without hesitation I confirmed and after a couple delays we were able to connect and film. I was extremely nervous yet surprisingly calm. My studio was decorated with all my favorite Maine Made items in hopes they would grab a little free air time as well, my process was layed out and my work everywhere.  My wife even had our friend watch our very vocal Pomeraninan/Papillon Teddy so he didn't steal my thunder. As I watched Steve and his cameraman Tim...

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Lobstering Is An Art Gift Cards

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Many times during retail shows I hear folks mention it's tough to decide which LIAA lobster to get, there are so many to choose from! "Will they like "Buoy Pile" or "Lobster Garden", would they want an assorted 12 pack or 24, large "Skull and Cross Lobster" t-shirt or extra-large?" Decisions, decisions! I know we all love lobster, especially Maine Lobster, but often times or tastes vary slightly, I think I've figured out a solution, the LIAA GIFT CARD! You now have the option of sending a $20, $50 or $100 LIAA Gift Card via email or print version to your loved one this...

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2014 Holiday Events

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2014 has been an incredible year, thank you to all who have visited, made purchases, sent emails and shared posts, it is always appreciated!  I'm nearly finished booking all my events for the upcoming Holiday season, please visit my EVENTS page for up to date listings. Many familiar places as previous years and a return to MECA for one of the best events all year, truly a sight to see and the place to be. I'll have a few new items to share throughout the run, mark your calendars, can't wait to see you!

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