The one thing that you see a lot of in the Blue Hill, Stonington area is art studios. Lots of painters and pottery but I avoided most of the galleries since they are a bit pricey. Then there are the places that sell pieces that are slapped together to sell to the tourists, not what I would buy.
There is one place that is a must stop, if you are in the area. It is called Nervous Nellies Jams and Jellies. I knew they had art done by Peter Beerit, but I didn't realize how extensive the art and displays were, until we arrived. Peter came to Deer Island to start a jelly business and little by little, he has been creating sculptures from found items and building towns based on his travels.
The minute you come in, you are greeted by this lovely couple for a cup of tea.
Bill and Bean are spending time in the jail for smiling too much.
The sheriff is relaxing in his office, unaware of what is going on outside.
Unbeknownst to the sheriff, a jailbreak is in progress.
There are characters in every building and the surrounding areas. This guy is just chilling.
The piano Player....
Bill is getting his fortune told.
After a stop to get some jelly and maple syrup, we found an entire scene of characters, including a castle.
And back to Peter's studio, where a group of characters, were swapping the local gossip, on his porch.
It is a wonderful place to visit and Peter's art is sure to put a smile on your face. He is continually adding to his towns and characters, and there is much more than I have shown here, and more to come. He also has living characters, who visit the bird feeders, that is builds. This little guy was enjoying his perch, waiting for us to leave, so he could raid the bird feeder.
I hoped you enjoyed seeing a bit of Nervous Nellies with me. More to come this week, places we visited, our adventures and misadventures.