About Muskrat Studio

Hi, I am Barbara Pease, owner of Muskrat Studio, where I work as an artist. The tranquill rural setting in EcoVillage at Ithaca is conducive to creative and reflective thought.The cohousing model of intentional community gives this artist and poet fine company and many things to do when I wish to relax with friends. Many very creative people live here.

EcoVillage sits in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State. We are an experiment in living together more sustainably and in harmony with our one and only precious planet. Our village at the top of West Hill offers the viewer spectacular city and country scenes. Our community has been featured in books, magazines, photo shoots and film from around the world.

If you wish to visit EcoVillage and tour the Finger Lakes area, there are delightful bed and breakfasts right here in our village or in the Ithaca area. Just check in the app, Airbnb, under EcoVillage or Ithaca. If you do come for a visit, you may find crafts and art work selling at Gourdlandia, a village shop at 77 Rachel Carson Way. Many fine crafts people and artists sell their work at that shop.

This year I am on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail. Artist studios, addresses and directions are included in the Art Trail brochure or one can download that information here. You can find detailed directions to studios on each artist's portfolio page on the Art Trail website, www.arttrail.com. Open studio dates are published on the Art Trail website event calendar for participating artists. To return to this page from the event calendar or the map and studio guide just click on the browser back button.


Going Home

We deserve happiness. We deserve love. It is our heritage. We will find love and joy in our own hearts, in going home to God. God will lead us there. Let us laugh, love, live and learn. In our lively dance may we walk with God entirely present in each moment. Let us do what we love doing and be content knowing all will be restored.

Poems from My Blog

Snow Spring
Wind Song
Our Land
Some of my most popular short poems

Popular Posts


Summer Lightning

Popular Haiku

Here are three of my poems people on my Twitter feed really enjoyed..

a wind's soft rushing /
a gentle rain touches me /
silence descending

a thin reed captures /
in its solitary grace /
winter sun's bleak stare

a wind sweeps through stones /
striding through fallen branches /
my own wild cry soars


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