What’s Happening In The Studio

New Beginnings

Bonnie Faulkner

New Beginnings

What better way to start the new year than with a clean and organized studio. It has been a long few months as ‘the big dig’ progressed. I say ‘dig’ because I had to dig around in my artists soul to figure out which road to take in following my bliss. I work in multiple mediums, which in itself, is a challenge. Which ones take precedence and which ones are just taking up space, time and energy? Other questions were important in the decluttering process. Do I continue to teach? Are craft shows really where I want to put my...

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Maine Fairs and Festivals, Craft Shows, Art Fairs, Events

Bonnie Faulkner Community arts local artists pop up craft show Summer in Maine yarmouth arts alliance

Maine Fairs and Festivals, Craft Shows, Art Fairs, Events

Yarmouth Arts is hosting an art show July 17th Are you looking to showcase your art to the world and start growing your business? If so then you are at the right place Artist. Yarmouth Arts is hosting an art show July 17th from 10-5pm at 200 Main Street on the Village Green. Rumor has it there will be live entertainment and some food available. Come on out and support some creative local artists! I’ll be there with baby sweaters, fused glass items, glass jewelry, books and more!

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The Reason Why I Started My Business

Bonnie Faulkner

The Reason Why I Started My Business

I’ve always been an artist for as long as I can remember. I practiced it, I taught it, and I gave it away as gifts.  It wasn’t until my 10th year of teaching in Maines public and private schools that I began thinking about selling what I made.  Being an art teacher to primary grade students was one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had for many reasons. Seeing the joy on a 7 year olds face after completing their masterpiece after they said they couldn’t do it was the best. But after a while I began thinking about...

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The Art of Writing i.e. Calligraphy

Bonnie Faulkner

The Art of Writing i.e. Calligraphy

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to write. My father always told the story of me writing my name of everything, including furniture, when I first learned how to write my name!  I recall one day (age 5) being given big pink eraser and rubbing back and forth on the freshly painted white windowsill, until  B  o   N  n  i   E  was just a mere engraving in the woodwork and the pencil marks were gone. If you look at the furniture that’s in my house right now, handed down to me by my parents, you’d...

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What Inspires You?

Bonnie Faulkner inspiration

What Inspires You?

As an artist, this is the most often asked question. People are genuinely interested in where I get my ideas. When I think of it, there are many, many sources but my most constant is and always has been nature.  There are times that I can’t believe how fortunate I am to simply look out my windows and see all the changes and wildlife the river has to offer. I think of the line of baby sweaters that I’ve been working on and I find myself choosing those rich blues and greens of summer.    As winter is fast approaching,...

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