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charlotte
southern Vermont
author, teacher, artist
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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
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My gorgeous, glamorous, sassy, smart, funny and fun mom, Charlotte O'Keefe Matthews Manassa passed away May 4. The world is a different place without her. We miss her terribly, but she so deserves to be having a much better time... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at house wren studio
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For quite awhile it seems like everything here is blue now. But it's such a good time to be in love with that color. Go shopping for spring clothes, it's all blue. Open the dish cupboard for painting inspiration, it's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at house wren studio
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That sweet lil guy had his first birthday! We all had fun getting together on a very cold February day to celebrate Mr. Vince. Dang, he is one super cute and smart kid. Maggie created a lumberjack themed party and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at house wren studio
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Announcing our 11th getaway retreat in Vermont! In September we will gather for three days and nights of delightful art-making, friendship and adventure in southern Vermont. Our guest artist this session is Rebecca Sower, returning to us from her Nashville... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at house wren studio
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Two new classes for a "girlfriends getaway" weekend February 27-28 at Mohonk Mountain House. We will be making the scrap journal on Saturday morning and the charm necklaces on Sunday morning. Classes are open to guests at this Victorian castle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at house wren studio