Save the Whales
Paintings, Products, Classes and News from Johanne Cassia
November 2010
In this Dab of Paint...
Save the Whales
Pat Scalice Presents
"Directed Open Studio"
New Originals, Tote Bags/Greeting Cards
Lob Tailing Whale

Scientist do not know exactly why whales lob tail. Read more about whale behavior and rescue by reading "Save the Whales", "A Special Gesture of Thanksgiving".

Whipple House
"We are now offering Off Season Rates plus 2nd & 3rd night stays at $99. per night." Breakfast is always included in your stay with us.

In Season and Off Season Rates listed on Room and Rates page.

Discounts are available for extended stay or multiple room bookings.

Folk Art Painting package combines a B&B stay with
painting class arranged with Johanne in her studio.

Small group functions also can be arranged. You may host wedding showers, small receptions, birthday parties, brunch or afternoon tea.

Winter Moon
Original painting, $450.

New Tote Bags

Greeting Cards

Dear Reader,

We would like to extend special thanks to all who came to our "Open House" celebration. Many friends attended and we felt it was a smashing success.

A special thank you to Olive and Roger Kelley who came from Florida to visit and to help us with every aspect of the event. Another thank you goes to Jean Abate who suggested that Boston Chowda make the delicious clam and corn chow ders and chili that we served. Jean also delivered and set up the chowders and equipment. Thank you to Pattie for helping with food set ups and suggesting we serve chocolate cake.

We felt everyone admired and appreciated the wonderful work of the developing artists who attend Johanne"s, "Directed Open Studio". The artist's family and friends were amazed at their accomplishments. Artwork included: house portraits, several boxes and impressionist oil seascapes.
A very special thank you to Kathy Bruce for setting up Johanne's gallery of framed canvases in the shop. Thank you to Al and Kathy's daughter Kim who set up News Brush and Dylan Brown who is now managing Johanne's new website development. Her new website will be up and running soon.Thank you to Johanne's sister Mary Masse who designs much of the jewelry and creates the case displays. 

Finally, thank you to the "Guests" in our B&B  who managed to park wherever during the event.
 "Save the Whales"
"A Special Gesture of Thanksgiving"

November is the month of Thanksgiving. November is particularly special to us because it is the birth month of our oldest grandchild, Mateus. To honor his seventh birthday, I have painted one of his favorite things, whales. He has been wild about whales and marine animals since he was quite young. So "Save the Whales' is dedicated to him.

Whales are very special. They have had survival difficulties like many of the creatures who inhabit the earth. We hope you enjoy the painting in our header, "Save the Whales" and contribute to the many save the whale foundations around the world who are working every day to protect and save the many species of whales.

My friend Jean made me aware of an amazing rescue of a humpback whale that was reported in the San Francisco News a few years ago. Read about her rescue and how she expressed, a "special gesture of thanksgiving" by clicking here.
Evening  of Aromatherapy and Healing

An Evening  of Aromatherapy and Healing, presented by Pat Scalice, RN, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Essential Oil Therapist.

Come and experience  " the magic"  of
Young Living Essential Oils and  Healing Touch.

Learn how they can enhance your health and wellness
especially  with  stress and the flu.

You are invited to attend this special presentation by Pat Scalice on Wednesday, November 10 at 7pm here at the Rogers & Brown House B&B. 83 County Road, Ipswich, MA.

Please bring friends to this complementary event. Tea/coffee, hot Victorian scones and dessert. Kindly RSVP by email.
"Directed Open Studio" Painting Schedule
"Directed Open Studio" is an opportunity for beginner and adventurous artists to paint in a professional studio. It is open to all artists who want to paint and would appreciate the opportunity to paint with other artists. It is not limited to folk art or historic painting. The artists who have been attending are working with oils, acrylics, watercolors in their own style and on their own paintings.

Johanne offers her perspective when artists request feedback or want assistance with the development of a personal project. She also suggests projects within the context known as "folk art" to those who enjoy that form of self expression.

If you have interest in a seasonal project, Johanne is offering 12" canvas rounds for painting. The finished pieces may be used as mats under holiday candles or given as gifts. No one will have a gift like the one you paint.

"Directed Open Studio" is currently on Saturdays, 11am to 1pm. It is $25. per hour with 2 hour minimum.  Contact Johanne by email, or phone:978-356-8838, if you would like to attend. Space is limited.

New Originals, Tote Bags and Greeting Cards

Johanne has painted a few small original paintings that are now available in the shop. Prices for mini originals start at $95.

Johanne will paint an original folk art portrait of your home or a large mural size painting depicting the historic places, homes, churches and buildings that represent your town. She recently painted large mural painting of Middleton. Visit the new Middleton library to view a framed canvas giclee of the original.

Her two paintings, Coastal Village and the Lighthouse, are now available on canvas tote bags. Coastal Village is a larger tote with shoulder straps and zipper closure. The Lighthouse bag is a great small, "ditty" bag that also has shoulder straps and zipper closure. They are really beautiful as personal totes or as a special gift for a loved one. See coupon below.

Most of Johanne's paintings are now available as greeting cards. Most are sold as singles and many also come boxed in  5"X7" and 4"x6" sizes. Cards may be purchased in the shop or you may purchase online at Ipswich seasonal cards are available.
$5.00 off New Tote Bags with this Coupon.

New Coastal Village or Lighthouse Totes.
Offer Expires: December 31, 2010