Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Captive Elements Art House Spring Show

Sunday, April 19, 2009
@ Holly's Own Deli & Restaurant
84 Court Street, Auburn, Maine
5:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Monday, March 30, 2009

Out like a lamb.

It's been raining. Raining! Spring began officially last week, and since then we've been outside without our jackets. Last night was our first thunderstorm of the year, and although it was brief, it was a relief nonetheless to have more signs of a new season moving in. I stood with my husband and son in the window of my studio, watching the rain pour and the sky flash. My son tilted his head to the thunder. I guess he doesn't remember those epic thunderstorms from his home state of Texas.

We've been back in Maine for a year now. One year and three days, exactly. Last year at this time there was more than a foot of snow waiting on the ground, with still another snowstorm ahead. There were still dirty snowbanks sitting stubbornly in May because of the above-average volume of snow that fell that crazy winter. The snow is already receding from our yard; the crooked edge moves further and further from the trees every day. Rivers are springing up from under shelves of crusty snow, flooding the sides of streets and pooling in the low parts of people's yards.

My first bit of spring cleaning was yesterday, in my kitchen. I straightened up the corner where we keep the recycling, moved the heavy coats into the closet, and cleared off the table that's been impossibly cluttered for months. There's still more work ahead of me, and a lot of rearranging to do. I look forward to when this apartment is in top shape, and I can fill my kitchen and studio with houseplants. If I can't have a garden, I still want to dip my hands in soil and watch things grow.


"The spring provides
reminders through your life
when branches scrape your pane
they call you out again."
-matt pond PA

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Tonight was the anniversary show for Captive Elements Art House, held at Fishbones American Grill in Lewiston. The night was a success for the gallery, and there was a great turnout! (And if you're ever in the area, Fishbones is a great place to eat and drink, just so you know.)

Two of my friends who I've known since middle school were there- one of whom I've seen a few times since moving back to Maine last year, and another I haven't seen since around the time of our high school graduation. Thanks so much for coming, Jordann and Heather! It was lovely seeing you. I even made a new friend. Hi, Vanessa!

Great news on the Quiet City front: I sold all of these. Holy moly, right?

And now I am ready to sleep really really hard until after the sun comes up or my son wakes up. Whichever comes first.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

In like a lion

March has given us another major snowfall, which is true to March's reputation. Luckily this time the snow was light and wispy, unsuitable for snowmen, and our upcoming weather is supposed to be rain and snow mixed- including freezing rain this Sunday, which is unfortunate since I have plans. This month brings the official start of spring though. Oh, spring.