As a Green Chef, cooking with local, seasonal ,organic produce, it made sense to lessen my carbon footprint and pick out local stone from the local quarry for my kitchen counter. Luckily, I live about an hour away from Ashfield Stone. Picking out my stone required several visits. Which stone slab would look and feel right next to my brick oven? More stone in my passive solar home would also keep my home naturally cool in the summer. The “Pond Ice” Schist stone with ribbons of translucent cream and white, resembles cloud reflections in ponds. Friends said it had the same feel of my Impressionistic Nature Photographs. Continue reading
CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV April 26, 2017) Five women artists in one corner of Shutesbury, MA offer this opportunity to tour their home studios the day before Mothers Day.
We heard from:
- Valerie Gilman creates sculpture and pottery in her home studio, teaches art and guides people in creative process as a tool for personal healing and growth.
- Ziporah Hildebrandt coaxes nature’s colors from garden trees, plants and flowers. Using contemporary eco methods and Japanese shibori traditions, she naturally dyes patterns on silk.
- Leslie Cerier uses her camera like a paintbrush. Passionate about light, water and landscapes, she clicks the shutter when she sees that rich, afternoon peak sunlight, creating impressionistic nature photographs that look like paintings.
Come set up a grounded foundation to EXPAND into spring time. Movement explorations, meditation, writing, Gourmet Organic Vegetarian Gluten-Free Lunch and more. May 7th: Theme: Roots to the Sky! Weather permitting we will spend time outside! Location Shutesbury, MA
Are you craving a space to slow down your busy life and get in touch with yourself? Do you hear about the benefits of meditation but need support in practicing it? Are you feeling disconnected from your body? Are you looking for a space to join in community and celebrate the local harvest?
Note new date May 7th 3-6PM! Continue reading
Thursday, December 15, 2016; Daily Hampshire Gazette by Kathleen Mellen
Shutesbury photographer and organic cookbook author Leslie Cerier’s grandmother painted copies of Impressionist paintings by Monet, Degas, Renoir and Cezanne.
“Her apartment on the beach was decorated with her beautiful artwork,” Cerier says, “ and those paintings live inside of me.”
Like the Impressionists, Cerier says, she’s passionate about light, water and landscapes.
“My photography is a reflection of the peaceful energy I find in the woods. Living in the moment, I capture beauty as I click the shutter.” Continue reading
For the Gazette; Friday, November 11, 2016