I actually "retired” from my Department of Agriculture public service for the state of Maine in 2008 and went to work part time (and as a member of the store-opening team), at the Maine Mall Apple Store. That was three years of mad, mad love and craziness that I left when I moved out here. I miss it and have fond memories. You can read the good-bye letter
I sent to all my Apple co-workers, most of whom have since left the store too. I keep up with most of them on Facebook. As the store opening ream we have a special bond. (Oh, I don’t know if some of them would admit it, but I think most of them would.)
Anyway, this page is about how, at the same time, I also started working part time for Maine Fiberarts, a statewide nonprofit arts organization in Topsham, Maine, www.mainefiberarts.org
dedicated to putting Maine fiber art and farms literally and figuratively “on the map” and where I continue to update and manage this website I created in Joomla
in 2013 I set up an additional website using WordPress
for Maine Fiberarts, called the “Fiber Folio” and you can see it here
. In addition to posts about Maine fiber sites with commentary and beautiful photos taken by my boss, Christine Macchi, I’ve added a few places I have visited here in the Pacific Northwest with my own amateurish photos.
In the “Work
” section of the menus above, and in many of the drop-downs, you can see some of the other recent and past marketing materials I have created for Maine Fiberarts since 2007.
At Maine Fiberarts, we have recently been combining the three main activities of our website into what we are calling a “digital fiber arts tour”
with its own URL, mainefiberartstour.com
. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, we are in the process of widening the scope of this feature.