Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Quiet City was founded in November 2005 in Duncanville, Texas, as a way for me, a native New Englander, to exercise my creative urges despite my new surroundings and the stress of a full-time job, full-time school, and planning my wedding. Although I was unable for most of this time to create and craft on a regular basis- add a pregnancy and my baby to the mix- my determination to make something of Quiet City continued with me to Denton, TX, and Cedar Hill, TX. I live now again in Maine, in Androscoggin County near where I grew up, and I am re-feeling the desires and inspiration that started Quiet City in the first place.

My roles as a wife and mother come first. I am lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom now after more than three years in a Texas-based used book store chain, and there's this whole household thing to upkeep, but I am making Quiet City my at-home job. My life long wishes to constantly write and craft and create art are aching and itching inside of me and it's time to see what I can really do when I sit down and do it.

Throughout Quiet City's two+ year history, I have created and sold tree ornaments as well as previously loved scarves that my Grammy made. The future of Quiet City holds:

wall art
post cards
(other) stationery
magnets
buttons
hair pins
rings

I will also show some of my artwork at a local gallery this year, the details of which will be posted here when there are more definites about it.

I am really excited about being back in Maine, where my heart has always been, and to raise my son here. We're going to grow a garden and swim in the sea and climb mountains and read books and bake bread.

I am going to paint and glue and collage and embroider and design and write everything else. I am going to be Quiet City... finally.

2 comments:

Emily said...

I am so happy for you! I want to share a poem that my best friend, also a stay-at-home mother, shared with me (from a cross stitch her mother did for her.)

I hope that my child will look back on today
and see a mother who had time to play.

There will be years for cleaning and cooking
for children grow up when no one is looking.

3 Little said...

Congratulations on this step and Good luck!!