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Yesterday was a beautiful day on the Vineyard, crystal clear with a slight chill in the air. We spent the afternoon in Chilmark at a friend’s party and then documented my latest piece on their gorgeous property. My husband did an incredible job capturing the lighting, the setting, and my jacket.

I am 23 weeks pregnant and was in need of a comfortable yet stylish jacket that could be worn with my expanding belly yet wearable post pregnancy as well. Last week I finished designing and sewing my first piece of maternity wear.

Wool jacket with lining.

The jacket went perfectly with the sterling silver bracelet I made this summer.

I knitted a soft wool scarf to finish off the look for a chilly day.

Hand-etched sterling silver barnacle bracelet that I made this summer for my art show. For sale at etsy karenblackerby.

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Thursday Aug. 9th was my opening at the Eisenhauer Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard. I was honored to show with two amazing artists, Carol Bennett and Michel Brosseau.

Musicians played in the courtyard in front of the Eisenhauer Gallery the night of the show.

Elizabeth Eisenhauer, gallery owner,  and I opening night after the show.

“The Swing” looked amazing hanging next to Michel Brosseau’s piece.

It was wonderful to see these pieces hanging together!

The Barnacle Cuff bracelets.

After a winter of creating artwork I am beginning to see some fruits of my labor. In May, my work was accepted into The Eisenhauer Gallery  on Martha’s Vineyard for an August 9th opening. I am thrilled and have been working non stop to get ready for the show. Then a couple of weeks ago I was happily surprised to see two of my latest pieces featured on the New England Home blog.  http://blog.nehomemag.com/2012/06/friday-favorites-6222012/

Below are images of the barnacle cuff. It is representation of my Away We Go eggshell mosaic, featured on my May 4th post. The cuff is a cropped section of a photo I took of the mosaic, then hand etched and shaped on brass. An interesting and fun process. These will be sold at the show alongside its side kick Away We Go.

Away we go  [eggshells / found wood / steel frame 28 1/2 x 28]