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Monday, September 29, 2008
Sudden Inspiration
This morning I was walking Kaiser along the fencerow between the two corn fields behind my house when I heard this eery sound. It was overcast and somewhat foggy out which added to the weird feeling. I looked up to see 5 Trumpeter Swans flying overhead. If ever there was a time I wished I had my camera with me it was now. Of course, I didn't and, even if I had, the corn is so tall that the swans were in and out of my view too quickly.

But, inspiration struck.

I don't know how many of you know the story of the reintroduction of the Trumpeter to the lower 48 and I'm not going to tell the story here, you can find out plenty just by Googling Joe Johnson, Harry Burgess and Trumpeter Swans. I was lucky enough to have a pair of swans decide to make their home on the small pond that is tucked nicely into the back of the farmland I own.

Anyway, Joe retired this summer after 45 years with MSU/KBS(Kellogg Bird Sanctuary). So, now I am going to make a piece commemorating this man and his wonderful contribution to our world......

posted by Teri Springer @ 10:11 AM   0 comments
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Last Days in Nova Scotia (summer 2008)
Ok, here are some photos from my last full day in Chester....sob....

Three of the four paintings I bought from Melody Johnson

The fourth one arrived the day I was leaving and it is also hanging there. Unfortunately, the camera was already in the car.

Kaiser doesn't want to leave either....he loves hanging out on the deck. I think he's part cat.

My roommate, Chris (who is a great housekeeper, handy-man, painter and OUTSTANDING cook) and my (rude) brother, David....and yes, ladies, they are both single.
posted by Teri Springer @ 12:37 PM   0 comments
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ok Gerrie, just for you I fired up the laptop and am posting shots of Manarola.

Full view- mounted on black silk covered stretched canvas.



posted by Teri Springer @ 3:26 PM   1 comments
I Love Autumn
I would, however, love it a lot more if I was still in Nova Scotia. Good thing the weather here in Michigan has improved. It's 78 out right now (too friggin' warm in MY book) but it's only 73 in the house. The sun is shining and the corn is drying out (the view out of my studio window is my tiny backyard and a cornfield...)but there's no breeze so I might have to resort to the A/C here shortly.

Only 17 days until I head to northern MI for the Fabrications Retreat and 19 days until the 2008-09 NHL season starts!!!

Still trying to put my studio here to rights so I can start on a new piece. My piece "Cinque Terra: Manarola" sold on 9/5 to a private collector. It is the first in my UNESCO Sites series. Next will be Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland/Labrador or Old Lunenburg in Nova Scotia. I want to do one from each continent to start. I guess Lunenburg would be the obvious choice since it's right down the coast from me but I kind of want to do something a little less obvious and less familiar....

We'll see.

posted by Teri Springer @ 12:41 PM   1 comments
About Me

Name: Teri Springer
Home: Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada
About Me: Studio Art Quilt Associates for the Atlantic Canada Region (New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island). Quote:Apples and Wine: Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough & smart enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. Now Men... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the hell out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
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