wondering if…

“Can we get to the place where there is no place to get to?” – Michael Stone

a nearby museum, a vault of inspiration

All the Flowers Are for Me, at the Peabody Essex Museum:: ANILA QUAYYUM AGHA This morning I took a walk to the Peabody Essex Museum. I am fortunate that as a resident of the city of Salem, MA, I can visit this remarkable museum at my leisure! This town is a destination-location for all things Halloween-related, but even outside October this museum is worth the trip. When Elizabeth found out that my boyfriend and I were moving here, she exclaimed what a treat it was to have … View Post

2018 in the works…

a walk in the woods (above) + Enfield Shaker Museum (below), photo credit: MEG FUSSELL Elizabeth, Terri and I spent the weekend together up in New Hampshire not far from Squam Lake, soaking up the clear blue skies, unseasonably warm weather, and enjoying the amazing colors of New England in Fall… Our gathering was mostly intended for Squam 2018 brainstorming and planning (exciting!!!) and for me to continue learning all the ins-and-outs of the remarkable business and community. But what is all that ‘work’ without … View Post

personal mantras + rupi kaur

So I woke up Tuesday morning feeling as though I’d been hit by a train. I dragged myself out of bed, threw on a light jacket and walked to my local bakery (for an indulgent apple danish and a chai) and sat to journalling.   “Dear Meg, hello… how are you… so… this morning is pretty lame and sort of dull… ugghhhh….”   you know, the usual writers-block that can occur with a blank page. And as I’m writing in my open train of thought, … View Post

ten years of making at Squam!

photo credit: AMY GRETCHEN ten whole years of abundant creativity! I’m delving into the archives of Instagram to find your projects from the last ten years made at or inspired by Squam lake… :: from macrame masterpieces to intricate block printing… above photo credit: (left) @acreativesoul_jeni (right) @eastlondonknit :: to hand dyed fabric wonders, drying in the wind… above photo credit: (left) @jessica.mf (right) @jennielee44 :: from one-of-a-kind wooden wonders to mixed-media personal expressions… above photo credit: (left) @loritimesfive (right) @musingkat :: from painting to printing to … View Post