26 October 2011

[wanderlust project] the creative day | newburyport, ma

as she was singing her own special rendition of
"i did it my way."
an angel appeared to her
and threw finely chopped colored paper
about her head in celebration.
{no. 86 m. duval}

my wanderlust lead me to the very talented e.tobin eckian. when my husband and i owned our tea house, tobin  brought art and friendship into our world. and we soon discovered it was a perfect accompaniment to a good cup of tea. recently, i had the pleasure of spending a delightful morning in tobin's newburyport studio. watching her create and being surrounded by her whimsical yet incredibly thoughtful artwork, made me want to break out some brushes. but alas, i am better with my nikon in hand. tobin greeted me with a delicious fresh brewed cup of coffee and a beautiful piece of oregon sage to bring home. her studio is filled with yummy natural light and was a very inviting place on a chilly october morning. tobin's unique artwork is displayed throughout her studio. every turn you find something wonderful to gaze at. alluring colors set me off on a journey of enchantments. from a seashell filled with colored glass beads and an old tomato can turned into a rainbow display of colored pencils to a plate of newly broken crockery. even a nearby hammer and harmonica feel right at home. tools of the trade. i didn't want to leave. tobin is such a lovely person and our visit was so meaningful to me. when she is not creating gorgeous mosaics or painting or composing such clever artwork with amazing mediums, she can be found with her fiddle in her hand or teaching young students the piano + art. so much talent. tobin divides her time in her newburyport studio with her beau and her new hampshire farm - perfectly named, singingland shared with her parrot, canaries and frida her icelandic sheepdog and zur-e the pug. to see more of tobin's gorgeous artwork please be sure to visit her etsy shop here and her website here - i proudly own three pieces of tobin's artwork and they are among my most prized possessions. xo

tobin's work can be seen locally at chameleon.


Herman Glenvale said...

oh man... who doesn't love that tobin

heidi said...

I love Tobin's work - great colors and you're right, amazing light in her studio....

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