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Friday, February 26, 2016

Press Release: Thomaston 4th of July Committee is accepting suggestions for a Parade Theme for this year’s festivities, 2016

Press release by Tammy Smith:

The Thomaston 4th of July Committee is accepting suggestions for a Parade Theme for this year's festivities.    Think summer!  Think BBQ!  Think 4th of July!
The 2016 event is scheduled for Monday July 4th.  Suggestions for the Parade Theme must be expressed in 10 words or less and should be something that can be easily demonstrated through creating floats and decorations. 
Please send suggestions to or mail to Thomaston 4th of July Committee, P.O. Box 149, Thomaston, ME 04861, by March 17th, and remember include the name and contact information of the individual or organization submitting the idea.
The person or organization who submits the winning Parade Theme will receive $100 cash.     
The past Parade Themes include:
2015 – May the Fourth be with You!
2014 – Made in the U.S.A.
2013 – The Carnival is Back in Town
2012 – Once Upon a Time
2011 – GVHS Yearbooks
2010 – People Make the Difference
2009 - The Town That STILL Goes to Sea
2008 - Our Town Volunteers
2007 - Baseball, America's Favorite Pastime

Businesses, organizations and vendors interested in sponsoring part of the festivities, or setting up a booth at the festivities, can email for more information.  

Catinka Knoth
241 Broadway, Apt. B
Rockland, Maine 04841
207-596-0069, 207-691-5544



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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Warmer winter walk - encounters, memory notes and sketches 2/21/16,

Dog walkers passing by, kids playing dress-up, lone person huddled in a doorway, birds calling... and a cat to greet me on my return.



Winter afternoon walk, 2/20/16 memory notes n sketches

Saturday walk... only the book. I write the notes and make the sketches as soon as I get home. Once they are done, I let myself look at my photos. Probably won't be any walk photos here tho.



late afternoon winter walk 2/19/16, memory notes and sketches,

ok, i will try to catch up a bit more.. with what I started earlier...
...Later, here are  photos from the walk. I took too many and am still so confused over what folders they are filed in, what the proper dates are. Hopeless mess.
Hope you can read the memory notes and get enough from the sketches!
So, after another try at sorting out...

Three winter walks - memory notes and sketches, 2/18/16 - 2/21/16, maybe...

I am too mixed up with these pics, what came when, since I got behind with posting them. It takes too long to prep them for upload etc.


.....sorry, this may get completed another time. it is just too mixed up to sort them out now...



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

March 2016 Adult Art Program with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library

 Press Release

"March Motifs" Adult Art Workshop Series with Catinka Knoth at
Rockland Public Library, 2016

Rockland - Catinka Knoth  will lead an art workshop series for adults,
on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes
such as the Iditarod dog sled races, celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and the 'Circus Comes to Town'. Each week will be a different subject. Classes meet 11 a.m. on Mondays,  in
the Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.  Led by
Knoth, participants will  create their own art. Knoth provides the
classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland
Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at
596-0069 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

3/07    Iditarod sled dog races & husky dogs
3/14    St. Patricks Day & Celtic designs
3/21    Easter designs and cards
3/28    'The Circus Comes to Town'- acrobats and animals

Knoth provides instruction and guidance in drawing and creating
March motifs. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil,
crayon, and papercutting, with a focus on drawing in color.

Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which
she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children's
drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy
and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth's work visit

Attachments: Artwork by Catinka Knoth


Catinka Knoth
241 Broadway, Apt. B
Rockland, Maine 04841
207-596-0069, 207-691-5544



Prints at Fine Art America

Facebook Artist Fan Page 

Youtube channel:

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Fwd: March 2016 Children's Drawing Program with Catinka Knoth, at Rockland Public Library

"Let's Draw A March Medley!" - Children's Drawing Workshops at Rockland
Public Library, 2016

Rockland - This March, children will draw the Iditarod Dog Sled Races,
St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Easter, and the circus, at Rockland Public Library's ongoing drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth.
Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a
variety of subjects for March. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams,
are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also
experiment with papercuts of dog teams.  St. Patrick's Day has it's
shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic
designs. The first day of Spring in 2016 is March 20th. The class will also explore decorative egg designs, cards, and motifs in preparation for Easter Traditionally March was when 'the circus comes to town', bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

Tuesdays; 4-5pm, "Let's Draw a March Medley!", 2016

03/01    The Iditarod Races and Sled Dogs
03/08    St. Patrick's Day
03/15    Spring
03/22    Easter cards and designs         
03/29    The Circus - clowns, acrobats & animals

Local patrons, Wendy and Keith Wellin, provide the workshops free and open to the public, with all materials provided. The workshops, for ages 6 and up as well as the young at heart, offer the opportunity to make art together. Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm., Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 594-0310.

Attachments: art and demonstration whiteboard drawings by Catinka Knoth



Thursday, February 11, 2016

Winter walk, Thurs. 2/11/16. Memory notes n sketches, photos

Winter walk, Thurs. 2/11/16 4:50 pm - 5:15pm, memory notes n sketches, photos

My photo list so I could upload in the right order.

1677  setting out, cat leaves

1676  clear sidewalk on the main road
1674   creek
1654-40 crows in trees - small spots in the branches
1673 snowy sidewalk
1675 moon crescent
1659-25 cloud bank
1671 cat greets at end after I whistled for him


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Larger sketchbook pics for previous post, walk 2/06/16

These pics were missing from my previous post. Somehow I sent up photos of another day! They should post here in their largest size. I could save as a draft, but will leave them because they should be showing in their large size... I have yet to figure out how to access large size images from the blogposts when I am not signed in to edit.

Day after our snow storm, walk, 2/6/16 -journal notes, memory sketches, photos

Day after our snow storm, walk, 2/6/16 -journal notes, memory sketches, photos
Photo/Camera/Tech Notes: This time I reset the white balance in the camera for the journal notes n sketches. Instead of 'auto', I used 'incandescent' setting though this is a twisty bulb lamp, (whatever they are called, fluoro-carbon?), as the overhead lighting for taking photos of the sketchbook. A solution that keeps the yellow right out of the pic at last. They did still need the auto brightening adjustment after that.
Testing also to see if multi photo upload results in posting the same order or alters the posting order. I have been uploading to online email client one at a time' That has been resulting in posting just as they were uploaded and not by their file name order.