Not only flowers on your dining room table, but wedding pieces, decor for our annual closing dinner feast, holiday trimmings for our retail stores, showpieces for public areas in our several properties…did you know our Marcia Davis was so multi-talented?
Here’s a photo sampling of just one of her projects: how she developed our Closing Dinner 2012 theme, Caribbean Colors.
First, we need to keep the whole thing somewhat secret! We like the theme, usually, to be a surprise.
After weeks of prep work, Marcia brings a theme idea to life. Again! I find that many creative people, Marcia among them, have an intuitive ability to imagine the Big Picture, then know where to look for details to flesh out the inspiration. When I ask her how she does it, she starts with “Well, you know, you just……………………” Oh, no, Marcia, I don’t know and I can’t just! That’s why I admire your work so much!
Marcia tells me that nowadays, actually, she starts where so many of us do, with Google images. She browses through, closes her eyes and envisions the room with which she is so familiar, and starts mentally filling in details. An umbrella came to mind first this year, and of course sand sand sand. “The boys” were not eager to move our beaches into the dining room (really?), so she was content with a nice sandbox at the entrance, and smaller versions on the tables. She gives full credit to Ian and Adam and Colby for carrying out her vision with their found materials and tools. The doors make the Big Statement, and the rest provide more color, texture, a feel of farflung places……her instincts are very visual.
Her background is in art; she has a BFA from Maine College of Art (then Portland School of Art) where she majored in ceramics. She loved learning three dimensional design, and we enjoy the fruits of that daily.
Whether you visit in October for closing weekend, or mid-summer, or as a wedding guest, we hope you enjoy the beauty that Marcia adds to our surroundings at Migis Lodge.
P.S. For more photos of Closing Dinner 2012, here’s a link to Flickr.