Bay Sunset, 9x12, pastel on sanded paper, available for purchase
I'm lucky enough to be spending an extended time here in Camden, Maine. Yes, that's right. I feel lucky to be spending winter here. Snow is not something that has been abundant in my life so far and I want to catch up. So far we've had < 2 inches but this is Maine so there must be a white Christmas coming right?
Here's a few photos I took with the bit of snow we had on 11/26. Looking 2 directions in Camden harbor (on a really low tide) and the 3rd is from Rockland.
No matter how cloudy or cold a day may be there is no shortage of artistic inspiration here.
Luann Udell, Ancient Stories Retold in Modern Artifacts, is a NH artist who creates the most amazing jewelry, sculptures, and more. I found her blog by chance, here's a poem she shared there that I enjoyed.
“You Reading This, Be Ready”
“Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?
Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?
When you turn around, starting here, lift this
new glimpse that you found; carry into evening
all that you want from this day. This interval you spent
reading or hearing this, keep it for life.
What can anyone give you greater than now,
starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?”
- William Stafford