Suzanne Almy Brown
Annisquam Herb Farm
10 Dennis Court
BIO: Surrounded by women all my life who were always making something, seemingly out of nothing, sparked the creative spirit. I majored in art in high school and went on to graduate from Rhode island School of Design. Altho' I no longer work in my field of study, each day and every project has been influenced by the education I received. My career path and life have twisted this way and that, each turn presenting an opportunity to learn something new. Now that I am settled in the wonderful village of Annisquam on a special property that use to be an herb farm I am able to let my imagination run creatively wild.
Again I am surrounded by a group of women who are creative and giving of their talents. The garden is a place of refuge as well as production--the New England work ethic has kept most of the gardens filled with fruits and vegetables with a nod to the Norton sisters, members of the Folly Cove Designers, who grew herbs and many medicinal plants for their mail order business. There are days when I feel their presence here in this special place. My small work room is piled high with supplies for future projects! -- dried plant materials, containers, papers, books, watercolors, fabrics and, of course, yarn.
As a self-employed designer I have the freedom to take on a wide range of projects. Another avenue that has opened to me is designing book covers, many for cookbooks but a growing number for authors sharing their thoughts in the new world of self-publishing. I fear I will run out of time before I run out of projects!
At the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show I will have knit items--each one-of-a-kind, original designs--the yarn textures and colors leading the creative process, other handcrafted items, and preserves and savory items from the garden—for example, Tomato Hot Sauce and Hot Mustard and a few other items.
I look forward to meeting all who come by.