The Ashley Bryan School

The Ashley Bryan School
Serving Children in Grades K-8 from the Cranberry Isles

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Rosamond Lane Lord Fund

We had special guests on Friday:  Sarah Corson and Ashley Bryan!  They visited the school to share about the Rosamond Lane Lord (RLL) Fund.  The fund was created by Ashley Bryan to honor Sarah Corson's mother, Rosamond Lord.  Rosamond spent her life making art.  When she died,  Ashley Bryan wanted to continue to make some of her prints available to people in the community.  Over the years he printed many copies of ten of Rosamond's prints and the money from those prints was put into a fund.  Ashley and Sarah decided that the fund would benefit the children of the Ashley Bryan School by providing funding for special arts projects.    On Friday, Ashley and Sarah came by the school to tell the children about Rosamond and the RLL Fund.

Sarah and Ashely came to the school to tell us about the RLL Fund and to show us some of the art Rosamond made throughout her life.  She made so many interesting and beautiful things!

Rosamond made art out of things that she found in nature, like these little turtles made out of beach rocks. 

She made jewelry and decorations with seeds and nuts she found.

She made block prints of different scenes of the island.

She painted metal trays and made ordinary things, like band-aid boxes, beautiful.

She also loved to knit for the people that she loved. 
When she died, Ashley wanted to continue to share her art work.  He decided to continue to make prints from 10 of her print blocks.  Here are two of the ten prints that he continued to sell to establish the RLL Fund. 
The RLL Fund purchased many picture books for the Islesford Library. 

These books were purchased because of their beautiful artwork and/or because they focus on an artist.  Hopefully our students and community members will be inspired to make art!

The RLL Fund also purchased art supplies for each student at the Ashley Bryan School! 
 In addition to the books and the great art supply gifts, the RLL Fund will also bring visiting artists to the Ashley Bryan School.  Our first guest artist will be a print block maker! 

1 comment:

  1. One of Rosamond's Maine pictures hangs in my kitchen where I can see it every day. I believe it belonged to my grandmother Elizabeth, who was one of Rosamond's aunts. I also have one of her small painted trays with strawberries. Sarah and I are cousins and she was very generous in sending me a copy of each of Rosamond's Christmas cards, many of which my family had received at the holiday. Some day I will actually make it to Little Ilsford and see where her family had all their fun. Liane