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maine maritime academy

Wrapping up a busy week at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. Each year when the maritime students leave for summer a group of miniature artisans from all over the world replace them on campus. There is a wide variety of classes and events offered during the week. Jon’s been teaching raku pottery for 6 years running. This year the weather wasn’t great but Jon’s pottery students were more productive than ever! Today is their final raku firing before we pack it all up. Other students will be busy staining cabinets and tables, painting fur on cats, gluing legs on sofas, putting final details on folk art boxes and adding cords and dials to vintage wood radios. All of this in miniature! If you would like to learn more about the school visit the (IGMA) International Guild of Miniature Artisans website for info on the Guild School. It’s like adult summer camp for crazy “little people” (as the local folks around here like to call us).

Seaside Maine Wedding, Biddeford Pool Beach

What a treat! This Maine beach wedding with a Quaker style ceremony and lobster bake dinner was just featured on the lovely 100 Layer Cake blog! Check out the full story and detailed list of vendors on the 100 Layer Cake post. Alyssa and Conor’s celebration took place in Biddeford Pool Maine, a place where Conor’s family has had a beach house every since he was a little boy. Alyssa designed her wedding dress when she was seventeen and she collaborated with an artist to create her chic headpiece. Her father in law made her beautiful bouquet, combining orchids and beach grass. Alyssa’s red dancing shoes where bought during a trip to South America, she carried them in her backpack for weeks, her heart set on wearing them for their first dance. Wearing her fierce red dress and shoes, Alyssa and Conor impressed their guests with a sexy tango. The night ended with sparkles, smoke and a surprise sing-a-long with friends. You can see the finale video HERE! All weddings should end like that!

Castine, Maine