Original artwork and prints by Lyndsey Monroe Marston tell a story …
It all began with a dog and her 14 year old girl.
The drawings started with funny notes left on the kitchen table or taped to the fridge for family. They soon grew to annual holiday cards, birthday cards, and invitations.
“When Enza was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, my urge to draw became something more. I cut back my hours at work to stay at home with her. I started drawing to occupy myself, but soon realized it might help support our little family. I opened my Etsy shop that spring and have been selling prints and original drawings ever since.
Enza passed away in the fall of 2010 at the age of 14.5. The drawings are one of the many ways I remember her, and I hope to be able to make many more.
I’m a Maine girl whose recently found herself in Concord, New Hampshire after spending the better part of the last year traveling the country living out of the back of my truck. I’m happy to have a real roof over my head again, and to be as close to home as I am. You can take a girl out of Maine, but you can’t take the Maine out of the girl.”
Lyndsey will be at Arts in the Park in Belfast on July 13 and 14.