Monthly Archives: December 2011
The “This Is Gloucester” DVDs are sold out but if you are stuck for Gift Ideas I have a few GMG TShirts left- We have three graphite grey GMG Logo T’s in size Large and two white small ones. The grey ones are Haynes Beefy T’s (great quality) $20 and the white ones $15, all packages in cellophane and perfect for a secret Santa gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite GMG lover.
I also have a bunch of matted photos that are in protective cello sleeves ready for framing. I won’t be able to ship these but have them down here at the dock. Email me if you are in need of some Christmas presents. They are all wrapped in cello and ready to hand out.
email me here firstname.lastname@example.org
Fired up the new Sony NEX-5N and took these snaps within 5 minutes of my first shots.
Pretty excited about the possibilities
as always click the photos for the larger versions
Beautiful Industry- The Winch
Every year I think it is a must to check out the Gingerbread House display at the Wenham Museum. Folks continue to bring it to a new level. These are my 2 favorite; the Greasy Pole and the Clam Box.
These photos are from an iPod and uploaded via Instagr.am. It is becoming my new favorite social media app and great for sharing with friends to all social networks.
Looking out to the west from Raffe’s Chasm, Hiram Walker House on the point, Somerville Lumber home and the condos being built by Windover.. Great views
Cape Ann SUP is manufacturing Stand Up Paddle Boards With LED Lights Built Into Them!!
This is home grown genius and is going to BLOW UP!
They get a manufacturing facility going and it’s gonna blow up mark my words!
From the website-
THE FIRST STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WITH INTEGRATED RUNNING LIGHTS
OBSERVE FISH AND WILDLIFE LIKE NEVER BEFORE
IN AVERAGE WATER CONDITIONS THIS BOARD CREATES A 30’ BUBBLE OF ILLUMINATION AROUND THE BOARD
11’6" AND 12′ MODELS AVAILABLE
1, 3 OR 6 HOUR BATTERY
COLOR CHANGING LIGHTS, CONTROLLERS, REMOTE CONTROLS,..ETC…
MADE TO LAST WITH QUALITY COMPONENTS
180 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
CALL IF YOU NEED EVEN MORE OPTIONS 978-233-1787
Stand Up Paddling at night? Seriously??? Tyler tells me you would not believe how the fish are attracted to the lights under the board. It is absolutely wild.
Like you are walking on top of an aquarium like Jesus!
For the past week, while at home and in between holiday baking, at different times throughout the day under varying degrees of low winter light, I’ve been taking photos of this snowiest of “snow storms.” The light coming through the living room windows coupled with the Christmas tree lights created myriad fascinating effects, making it difficult to chose which photos to post. Click any photo to see the complete slideshow.
From wiki: Precisely when the first snow globe (also called a” water globe,” “snow storm,” or “snow dome”) was made remains unclear, but they appear to date from France during the early 19th century. They may have developed as a successor to the glass paperweight, which had become popular a few years earlier. Snow globes appeared at the Paris Universal Expo of 1878, and by 1879 at least five companies were producing snow globes and selling them throughout Europe.
I heard Bobby Ryan Dropped Off Some Booze for our Christmas Party the other night.
I wish I would have known as I LOVE Folly Cove Rum and would have loved to have some but didn’t see it. Damn.
But everyone should know that Bobby dropped some off for us.
Thanks for being such a great supporter of GMG Bobby.
Look out! Peter’s behind the bar at Jalapenos translating today’s giveaway question & Bandit Kings are at the Rhumbline with their distinctively Gloucester sound. Check it all out here.
FYI – Cynthia was thrilled with game in town with sister, Elisabeth Laugesen
Just Representing Like A Motherfucker!
You See That Enthusiasm?
* The Center WORKS! At Thursday’s Pew Party, we removed and moved the pews, creating the kind of open space we’ve been envisioning, just perfect for our first neighborhood potluck feast that followed. A great gang of folks, young and old, artists and non-artists, from all parts of this amazing community had the chance to meet, connect, talk, and just be together. Which is exactly the point of this venture: to develop a place where the Rocky Neck Art Colony can help to strengthen our community spirit as we create, recreate, and celebrate with our shared passion of place, the arts, culture, and community. The feeling on Thursday was one of community and potential, of inspired discussion and just plain fun. We are sure to have many more such moments in our future…!!
* Be one of the 100%: We are nearing our initial fund drive goal; we’re at just under $20,000. Now that the Feasibility Study is funded, work on it will start very soon. However, we have only received donations from about 1/3 of the Rocky Neck Art Colony members! Back in September, when we voted 55-3 in favor of this project, we discussed striving for a 100% contributing membership. Having the strength of that 100% will go far to help us secure grants and other funding for the building, so we need you to contribute at any level – $10 or $1000, it’s up to you – it’s the 100% that matters now…it’s easy on the website at www.rockyneckartcolony.org. We’ll be making some phone calls in the next couple of weeks to those members who have not yet donated – we’re happy to talk about the project with you and answers any questions you may have.
* PEWS FOR SALE: Steve Archer has begun, with some able assistance by Doug Fox and others, to tear up the rug and floor tile, revealing a wide pine floor that will be refinished in mid-January. Steve would like to sell eight of the pews (8 1/2′ long), to pay for the floor work and to buy new front railings (to build them to code). We sold one pew today, and the rest are first come-first served! They are beautiful painted oak pews, in perfect shape, $250./each. You can contact me or Steve (email@example.com) to pick one up.
Yours as always,
We shot this video a couple of months ago-
Add Another Cape Ann Artist to the List. Please!
Christopher Steven Frontiero “CSF” the 4th of four of our sons is finding his way. Chris is enhancing Magic Cards. it’s a current popular way to enhance the massed produced cards and make them more collectable. here are a few examples of his work in acyrlic. If your interested they are for sale. you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
on the left is the original card you would get in a card pack. The one on the right is the enhanced card that Chris has produced.
I spent the weekend with the girlfriends for our annual Girls Only Christmas Party. On the way to the party I made a quick stop at Present on Main Street to pick up their Christmas gifts. We keep a budget of around $10 each and of course I was able to find the perfect gifts and stay on budget. I picked up each of the girls “Happy Clam” thongs for only $12 from Gloucester Oneseas. They loved them! They laughed out loud when they opened the clam shell and found what was inside.
There really isn’t anything better in life than a happy clam now is there?
Some closeups of the sushi provided by Latitude 43 for the GMG Christmas party last Saturday. It tasted as good as it looks!
This, like all the other food and beverages provided, was fantastic! And the conversation was even better. Thanks to everyone for a great time!
Sometimes you get lucky while walking the dogs in the Rockport Woods. This small quarry pond simply came alive with the low late afternoon sun glowing blue-gold and casting a rippling reflection below the rock face.
North Coast Angler www.northcoastangler.com
Skip Montello Photos www.skipmontellophotos.com