Steamy Buddha

When I am not making my art or selling it at craft fairs, you can find me at Steamy Buddha. There is something about that place. Every time I go there, I feel better when I leave than when I walked in there. I have created a life in Maine that allows me to go

Downtown mini Charcuterie

This summer twice as I was running errands in Bangor on a Friday, I picked up my lunch in the form of a mini Charcuterie box from Downtown Charcuterie in Bangor. It required some planning ahead as I had to order my lunch earlier in the week to guarantee pick up on Friday. The minibox

Walrus Cutting Board Oil

How do I condition my new charcuterie board? I have a few options for you. If you have mineral oil in the house that’s a handy option without having to purchase something separate. Honestly there are things out there better than wiping mineral oil. You can rub it on your board but over time I

Labor Day in Bar Harbor

In my first blog post, I went through a few tents Memorial Day weekend when the wind was crazy on the Village Green in Bar Harbor. Labor Day weekend we were back at the Village Green. Thankfully it was beautiful weather with only a slight breeze, no big gusts of wind like the beginning of

Luxury Autumn Charcuterie

Do you want to create a fall theme charcuterie in one step? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the Pinterest worthy Charcuterie that look like your favorite Hocus Pocus Characters? Don’t get discouraged with one step we can transform your average board into a Harvest theme without breaking the bank. The one step: adding those

Tripp & Martha

This weekend I had a craft fair in Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island. I am going to tell you the highlights. On Saturday a husband and wife on vacation from NY came by my booth. They were a very outgoing and friendly couple. The wife adored my sea turtle charcuterie board. We were chatting

Upcycling a Lobster Trap Table

During the middle of the COVID Pandemic, I lived on Cape Cod. I the summer of 2020 I got aggressively into my arts. I was made mosaics and stained glass. I going to antique store, thrift stores and scrolling Facebook marketplace to find unique items to upcycle into new pieces of art. My largest mosaic

This is 40

Happy Birthday to me!! Happy 40th Birthday. Its my Birthday!!! I am turning 40!! I finally reached over 400 followers on my business Instagram account @vhamaine so its time to celebrate with a giveaway of 4 ocean resin wave coasters!! I can’t believe I made it to 40. I was an original millennial Class of

Art is Therapy

It has been a while since I posted my last blog because I took a mental health week. Yesterday was the last of two anniversaries of domestic violence incidences that triggered me. I almost did not post this blog. As I was dealing with all those raw emotions I would try to sit in front

Playing Hooky on MDI

This weekend I played hooky. No craft fairs. I spent some time on self-care on Mount Desert Island. I stopped by Acadia National Park at Thunder Hole for a picture and Echo Lake for a swim. Next stop was Bar Harbor Cellars for a tasting. The Rose was delicious, a nice crisp taste for the