Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring in Center Lovell

The warm weather has been helping our creative side.  
Nice Celestial white gold earrings inspired by extra time to star gaze in the warm evenings.
Toasting the snow on a warm evening, we think about the seasons changing.  It is easy to understand why the Tree of Life design is loved by so many.
Also loved this season has been our braided bands.  We've made new widths available to accommodate more finger needs.  
This one is our newest wide three strand braid with 14k rose, green and yellow gold.

Thanks to the nice couple who needed something a little different.
Bi-color Maine tourmaline in pink and yellow seems as rare as an 80 degree day  in mid March in Maine!
Rose gold flexible cuff tanning on the rocks, almost to hot to handle!  Is this really mid-March?

Morning view at Harvest Gold Gallery mid March, overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Arabica Coffee Shop gets new art show from Harvest Gold Gallery

Sisters have teamed together to put on a beautiful art show at Arabica Coffee Shop on Free St. in Portland, Maine.   Both Arabica Coffee Shop and Harvest Gold Gallery are family owed and operated businesses here in Maine.  Photographer Anne Weathers Richie from Freeport is one of the artists represented.

Her photos of nature are refreshing to the eye.The greens are delicious and the florals delicate.

Rain in Maine, a wonderful thing.

A winter road down the trail less taken seems almost black and white.

When in Lovell climbing Sabatus Mountain please stop by Harvest Gold Gallery.  For the best coffee and art on the walls stop by Arabica Coffee Shop.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Many Colors of Maine Tourmaline

Maine tourmaline comes in an incredible range of colors on cuts.  This ring has the bright pink with pretty baby blues to accent.

People often ask why we chose to specialize in Maine tourmaline.  With all the variety and being from Maine it was only natural.
A slice of the crystal set in white gold in the watermelon colors.

When the blue is surrounded by the bright greens it mirrors the many places in Maine where the water meets the trees.

Sky blue in yellow gold can be worn alone or stacked with other bands.

Rubilite tourmaline is so delicious! 

Apple green in cabochon cut with a green gold bezel on yellow band.

Rose gold with green gold accents and a sweet pink cabochon.
By-color pink and yellow sparkler in yellow gold.
Rich yellows, browns and greens combine in this strand to make a perfect combo with the Maine Moose cutout pendant.

Stop by and see our large collection of Maine tourmaline when you are in Center Lovell overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains at Harvest Gold Gallery.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Terrain Park Manager at Sunday River Ski Resort

Welcome back to the east coast Morgan!

You may notice a few changes to Sunday River's terrain parks: the jump line in Starlight, the whoop-dee-doos in Who-Ville, the smooth layout of Jib Park.  That's all thanks to Morgan Rudd, Sunday River's new Terrain Park Manager.
Morgan grew up just down the road in Lovell Maine, and learned how to snowboard at age 10 here at Sunday River where he was a natural from the start.  After graduating from Gould Academy, where he competed in snowboarding, he spent four years at Sierra Nevada College studying environmental science and working at Northstar at Tahoe on their terrain parks crew.  That's where he found his niche.
At Northstar, Morgan spent seven years doing all things terrain park, from hand staff (setting up rails by hand) to night shift foreman to building and grooming to snowmaking- a lengthy list of resume builders perfectly suited for any future terrain park manager.  Luckily for us, when Sunday River started looking for a new park manager we were able to snag this Jack-of-all Trades and bring him back east.  Why did he choose Sunday River after being offered several jobs at other resorts around the US?
"I came back because I know the area and it's my home," Morgan says.  "It's My Happy Place."
Morgan certainly brings a fresh perspective to sunday River.  His vision fro Sunday River's future is to bring more progressive builds to the resort's current park scene and to make the parks more family friendly, "but still be fun for the top 10 percent of skiers and riders out there," he states.
For Morgan, it's not just about the features. it's all about the snow quality, which starts with snowmaking .  His past experience as a snowmaker gives him the knowledge to process the snow before building anything in order to make the best product possible.  then it's just maintaining the product with groomers.
"Any day you ride in the park, it will be the best snow out there," he says.  "In parks, we don't have the whole mountain to groom so we get to spend that extra time slowly grooming and putting forward solid quality."
So whether you're hitting Who-Ville for the first time, jibbing your way through Jib Park, or flying through the air in Starlight, be sure to thank Morgan and his Park Crew for all the hard work they put into it.
We love that Morgan will have time in the off season to continue his work in pottery.
Pottery by Morgan Rudd,  painting by Carol Novotne, bronze deer by Michael Tatom all available at Harvest Gold Gallery on route 5 in Center Lovell over looking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Mount Washington.


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