Friends make art making better

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I had a wonderful visit from my friend Damini this weekend.  She has a large installation in a show “Forces of Nature” at Plymouth State College and we headed up to the artist’s reception.  Her piece is visually stunning and quite complex with her offerings from nature as part of the work. This work came from her “Conversations with Land” series which is ongoing. The exhibit will be up until the middle of August if anyone is in the area.  She is also giving a workshop at Ghost Ranch in September for anyone feeling like a sojourn in the dessert.

We  visited the Maine Fiber Arts Museum and saw a fabulous exhibit of artist’s books from their members.  If you are ever in the Topsham/Brunswick area, don’t miss this gem of a museum. We stopped into the original Artist and Craftsman store in Portland on the way home and it was so hard to keep the dollars in the wallet let me tell you.

Art making on the beach topped off our art filled weekend and we just had the best time relaxing and doing our own thing – but together.  The synergy of working side by side, me stitching, she drawing had us bouncing energy off each other and made for a special afternoon.

A vacation at home, with a best friend, lots of seafood and celebration, now that’s hard to beat. Friends do make art making better.  Please click on the photos to make them larger, especially this first one so you can see Damini’s whole piece as she photos it for herself.  My tranquil instagram video from out time at the beach for those of you who can see it or  find me on instagram @corrinegilman


  1. joarty1 says:

    Loved this post…..particularly the little video at the end. Your friend does lovely work.

  2. Sounds like the PERFECT weekend. Lovely art, food and friends. What else can you ask for?

  3. Beautiful work from your friend and glad o hear that you had such a wonderful weekend. Things like that do us good and give strength to keep going! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Carolyn Dube says:

    Celebrating her show and then time creating on the beach – happy happy weekend!

  5. Great friendship and art-making, sounds and looks like a great time.
    Warm, sunny weather must help.
    I enjoyed your video on Instagram.

  6. Looks and sounds like you had fabulous visit. You must feel inspired after such a weekend too. Perfection in life!

  7. glad to hear it was great weekend and enjoyed the pics thanks

  8. wonderful photos, and looks like it was a lovely visit… so nice to have good friends for inspiration… xox

  9. Gosh, I LOVE your friend’s art installation. That is fantastic. So many techniques, and a feather, too.

    Glad you had a great time and got to make art. Sharing your love for the same genres makes it all worthwhile and that’s what friendship is all about.

  10. johanna says:

    that Sounds like an absolute perfect Weekend to me! and compliments to your friend for her art!

  11. Working and enjoying with a dear friend, is so lifegiving and so fun. So wonderful for you, you had such a great time with your friend, dear Corrine. I love the photoes, and wonder what was inside your little green fabric roll 🙂
    Also love your vidoe from the beautiful beach !!

  12. kampysgirl says:

    What a wonderful time together- nothing like it! is there? Thank you for sharing Corrine! xo

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