botanical workshop at squam art retreat

I got back from Squam on Sunday – tired to the bone, happy and satisfied. It was such a good time – 4 days in the spectacular New Hampshire forest making toadstools and seedpods.  And it really feels like summer camp, a bell rings for meals 3 times a day, the cabins are rustic and charming and have lovely fireplaces that are magically filled with logs when you’re not looking. The nights were cold and the days were warm – the perfect climate for me. I caught up with old friends, made new friends,  expanded as a teacher and came home inspired and full of ideas.

The student work was fantastic.


enchanted toadstools

Thanks to lovely Christine Chitnis for the photos below and checkout lots more in her beautiful Squam post – you get a real sense of the place and the experience.

seedpods squam 2015

squam seed pods 2015

toadstools squam 2015

seedpod squam 2015


  1. Love these photos and the beautiful projects you all made! Would have loved to have been there.

  2. Quel plaisir de voir touts ces créations. C’est un véritable don que vous avez de savoir faire partager votre créativité. Merci pour nous Ann.

  3. Oh my oh my oh my! When will you be teaching in New Zealand…it’s just down the road you know… I can’t wait for the patterns to be published!

    • Hi Bonnie – Thank you and teaching in New Zealand would be spectacular- you never know…

  4. Liz Broderick

    Do you have kits or guides for your mushroom creations? They are awesome.

    • Thanks so much Liz – I’m working on the mushroom pattern at this very moment! Can’t wait to share it.

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