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charlotte
southern Vermont
author, teacher, artist
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Just for the fun of it, I hosted a girlfriends craft weekend here in Vermont. Robin drove up from Boston area and Melinda came from Philly. Meleen joined us and my daughter Erin came over too. Because it was almost... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at house wren studio
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Wishing you all a happy new year! I just updated my sidebar date and cannot believe this is year 12 for the blog! I'm going to try to be more playful and creative this year. But I think my word... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at house wren studio
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Super excited to announce our October creative event in peak season autumnal Vermont. Returning artist, Rebecca Sower is our featured instructor. She's so awesome and we are so excited to welcome her back. Sketching outdoors in the colorful countryside, painting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at house wren studio
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Today's the day! We are opening registration for this exciting pair of June weekends with two amazing artists here in southern Vermont. June 14-17 with Jenn McGlon from Noodle and Lou. June 21-24 with Jennifer Orkin Lewis who is August... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at house wren studio
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Summer is going to be colorful and fun in Vermont! Meleen and I are hosting a painting workshop with August Wren over the weekend of June 21-24. Jennifer Orkin Lewis is the noted illustrator known as August Wren. Her work... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at house wren studio
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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Mary's artwork, Mary and I hosted a number of enthusiastic guests for a weekend workshop at her studio. We invited several talented teachers and welcomed a very happy group of art-makers for a few days... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at house wren studio
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Meleen, Kana and I hosted our weekend guests with so much excitement! Meleen and John's barn is up! I wish you could stand inside and smell the pine, feel the Vermont air and imagine all the good times to come.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at house wren studio
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Registration is open for our fall retreat! We will be making papier mache bird plaques and stitched hoop art collages. Our guest artist is fabric and knit designer, Betz White. Please send an email to fallvermontgetaway@gmail.com if you would like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at house wren studio
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Papier mache bird plaques with Charlotte Lyons. Applique bugs and butterflies with Betz White. ********* We are excited to announce our next getaway in Vermont this fall. September 28 - October 1. Come and join us for a weekend of... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at house wren studio
thank you so much, dear Jone! cannot wait for a catch-up with you!!! xo
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thank you! On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 8:25 AM, Charlotte Lyons chlyons9@gmail.com wrote: Thanks, Julia!
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thank you, Jean. sorry for your losses. yes, the children keep everyone young! its been spotty posting here, so I really appreciate your stopping by!
Toggle Commented May 10, 2017 on rainbows and redbuds at house wren studio
Thanks, Julia!
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thank you, Emily!
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thanks so much, Jeannie. Hope your day out is sweet and full of happy memories. xoC
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Thanks, Leslie! Looking forward to June too! xo
Toggle Commented May 4, 2017 on rainbows and redbuds at house wren studio
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We're seeing spring in fits and spurts. Super warm, then blustery cold. But it is of course, very exciting and beautiful to see everything greening up. This is an inspired time of year. I know why folks clean house in... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at house wren studio
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It's a gorgeous spring day here. My art classes today were clay-based. We made pinch pots, trays with embedded figures, owls, boxes with lids, wild critters with donut eyes, and slab tiles with texture. It was so much fun to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at house wren studio
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I had a chat with a new friend yesterday about social media and its place in our lives. There are so many platforms available now and it's increasingly easier to just point, click, post and move on. This blog was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at house wren studio
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We're opening requests for the spots today for our next Vermont event this spring! June 1-4, 2017. Jenn McGlon from Noodle and Lou is our guest artist. If you are hoping to attend, just send us an email at fallvermontgetaway(at)gmail.com... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at house wren studio
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Even though it's snowing like crazy, the time has come to tell you about our next spring event in southern Vermont! Our 12th event! We are excited to have Jenn McGlon come back with her big bag of fun art... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at house wren studio
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Fall swept through here like a fast-moving train. So many days, so quickly come and gone. Meleen and I hosted another art-making event in Vermont with the loveliest group of women. Rebecca Sower came up from Tennessee to lead an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at house wren studio
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It's been a busy summer for me. And a lazy one at the same time. Lots of changes. A longer story to tell another day. Today I want to share a few things, one long overdue. Awhile ago I helped... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at house wren studio
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Our spring retreat was sponsored by a number of generous companies and suppliers. We enjoyed the gifts of materials to use in our projects, share at the table and take home for future inspirations. Thank you so much to each... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at house wren studio
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Thank you all for the sweet emails and cards about my mom. ♥ Life catches you up and moves you along. It was a welcome delight to head back to Vermont for another retreat with friends and artists. We had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at house wren studio