Category Archives: All Things Gloucester

Artist Carol Kriekis hand painted Gloucester designs

Thanks to the Holiday Delights Youth Acting Program at Gloucester Stage, I had the lucky chance to spend some time with artist Carol Kriekis. I thought her home and studio were a perfect reflection of her warmth and style, elegant and layered like an Aesthetic Movement interior. Kriekis works in different media, mostly grounded in representation. I saw series inspired by nature and renderings of flowers.

Recently she’s transformed her classic ‘Glosta’ and other Gloucester designs into oval stickers, each with some hand flourish.   The potential for art everywhere around us — stickers, hand painted–  that had me thinking about aestheticism, too. img_20161211_192842-2

Commission design for clients:

Photograph below shows some new branding design. There’s something coming this spring for Caffe Sicilia…No reveals, yet.

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The Ameros invade 104.9 FM tomorrow (SUN) at 9am

Amero_Family_Xmas[1]Just in case you didn’t know, the Amero Family Christmas is a Gloucester tradition and it’s coming back to the Rhumb Line next Wednesday 12/21.  You can get a taste of the fun tomorrow (SUNDAY) morning at 9AM when Curtain Up host Aurelia Nelson welcomes Fly, Linda & J.B. Amero into her studio — and you just never know what will happen when those folks get together.  Tune in for some outrageous musical fun!

Here’s a sampler of some of Fly’s Christmas songs.

Lobster Trap Tree – 2012 -2016

The first one I saw in 2012 was amazing and it gets better every year! From the days of stacked traps and colored lights we now have a wider base with doorways opening the inside with cantilevered traps opening up the center of the tree for a great view from inside, a look at the dome and viewing a light show of Christmas Colors on the floor. (The lightshow with its colored moving dots of light brought back memories of college…but that’s another story!) The stack is tighter and now the traps are color coordinated Yellow and Green by level and the colored lights have given way to energy efficient white LEDs.  The yearly engineering advances allow for more and more hand painted buoys from the kids at Art Haven. Hard to imagine anything more spirit lifting than just walking past the tree, not to mention spending some time in it and around! I met two photographers who were waiting for the light to go down and then were going from Gloucester to Rockport, ME and Portland to capture some other trap trees. Their take? Others might be a little taller but none are better than Gloucester’s tree!

Went over to Pauline’s Gifts on Wednesday for Ladies’ Day

Every time I go over to Pauline’s Gifts it always turns out to be fun with lots of conversation and great friends.  Again, please shop locally.

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Middle Street Walk 2016

What a fun day at the Middle Street Walk on Saturday.  I was at City Hall most of the day.  Lots of and great seeing so many familiar faces.  Gloria Parsons did a great job putting this all together.  Thank you everyone who came.  Of course the Lobster Trap Tree is amazing.

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Cape Pond Ice

Locals know: Cape Pond Ice Company’s Gift Shop at 104 Commercial Street stocks a full range of great presents, not only traditional and new design “Coolest Guys, Gals & Kids” T’s, caps and sweats, but also unique Perfect Storm and Gloucester books, posters and gifts. Gift Certificates available.

Shop for “Cool Stuff” on-line at www.capepondice.com, stop down “the Fort” to our gift shop, or visit the Weathervane at 159 Main Street, Gloucester.

Here are some examples of the great gifts from Cape Pond Ice.

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From our friends at TBT Post

Hello again from your friends at TBT Post,

We just wanted to let everyone know of our new hours for our Gloucester store at 33 Main St. starting next Tuesday, December 13th.

We will be open 7 days a week like always but starting next Tuesday, our daily hours will be 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. That’s right, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is not just for the holiday season, but will continue into 2017!

Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BNzmSmUheos/?taken-by=tbt_post

Twitter link: https://twitter.com/TBTPOST/status/807291918178775040

Happy shopping,

The team at TBT Post Gloucester

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