have you heard?

it’s here! it’s really here…

i am so excited about this amazing book project. it features the art & soul of many of my creative friends, but more than that…it’s a journal too! such a beautiful space to spread your own wings…

read on for more info…


We understand that not everyone can travel to us, so we are bringing the magic to you!

There is a lovely spirit of connection and collaboration that has emerged from the gatherings at Squam Art Workshops. However, the journal is not about the workshops themselves. Rather, it is an exploration of the journeys we take, how we can find friendship in the most unexpected places, and the restorative power of natural beauty– but above all, it is about what happens when you honor your creativity.

The journal is filled with spectacular imagery from beloved photographers including Denise Andrade, Jen Gray, Susannah Conway, Jeanine Caron, and Béatrice Peltre, among many others. You can look forward to 120 pages of terrific essays and wide ranging conversations about navigating the ups and downs of life with humor, grace, or when all else fails, retail therapy. There’s a pop quiz, a kicky craft project, home tours, and so much more including an actual journal within the book itself.

Our hope for this 8″ x 8″ volume is that it will easily tuck into your bag and accompany you everywhere… on the subway, in the cab, on the train, in the airport, on holiday, etc. We hope it fills your day with inspiration, fresh perspective and belly laughs. We trust you’re going to like it very much as we created it just for you.


living on the edge…

“if you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space”

~ scooter halladay

i’ve never had this perspective of the little strip of sand we call home here on the outer banks. i know we forge a fragile existence here, i know that it truly is a giant shifting sand bar, i know we are slowly moving to the west as the beaches out front are eroded by wind and waves and sand is deposted along our soundside. but this shot from the sky says it all, and it makes me think of the gulf and the creatures, beaches and communities that are suffering with the oil spill disaster.

if you’ve not heard it yet, dr. masuru emoto has written a prayer for the gulf. it’s simple and powerful and i hope that you can take a moment, and add this to your daily rituals. say it clearly out loud or to yourself and hold the feelings in your heart as you do.

To the water, whales, dolphins, pelicans, fishes, shellfishes, planktons, corals, algae and all creatures in our Gulf of Mexico:

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.