“We have such a definition of what we think art should be. And if we don’t see ourselves as fitting into that definition we just write ourselves off,” Jessica Peill-Meininghaus tells me from her magical attic studio..... “And I don’t think it works that way. I think we are all artists but we just have to figure out what that art is.”
- Micky Bedell, Bangor Daily News
This interview contains video, audio and photos, you can see the entire interview here.
Do you have a daily ritual? Perhaps it’s waking up and immediately making coffee. Perhaps it’s morning yoga. Or maybe it’s texting that special someone to say ‘good morning.’
“Daily rituals can be anything … even gnome-making, as one Maine author did during a yearlong project that she’s documented in a new book....
Written in short, digestible chapters, this is a book that’s great for reading in those little pockets of time in the day — like while waiting for the school bus to drop the kids home, eating breakfast or while waiting for dinner to cook.”
- Sarah Walker Caron, Bangor Daily News Staff
Read the entire interview and article here.
The Gnome Project: One Woman’s Wild and Woolly Adventure was featured on May 9th, 2015 in The Sun Journal in their Weird, Wicked Weird section.
“When Peill-Meininghaus started needle felting gnomes — tiny, colorful creations with pointy hats and bulbous noses — she hoped they might teach her how to stick with something.
She vowed she'd make a gnome each day. For a year......”
- Linsay Tice, Staff Writer, Sun Journal.
You can read the article here.