Colby College, Maine

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View of campus dorm buildings from Dana lawn, during Great Books week
(ink, watercolor)

July 28th, 2017

This is my happy place, among many others. But this place is extra-special — where there is so much space and time to think about the books we have read, lift their words and passages into acute focus, listen to the voices of others’ thoughts, discover new things and ideas and possibilities. Everything about being here I love — the green of the trees, the glints of daylight on the ponds, the solitude of dorm life again, the diverse crowds of the dining hall, the clouds which seem painted onto the sky. The many and varied conversations one might have during lunch or dinner, all of the stories the older generations have to tell, the music concerts at the chapel on the hill, the films, art museum tours, lobster on the lawn! The feeling of my mind expanding to embrace so many of the things I love at once, my heart full to bursting.

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Illustrated Date Ideas

Summer means time to make stuff! As part of Ryan’s birthday present, I had fun illustrating 12 cards with a different date idea and description for each month:

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Then I put them in this camera geek box I painted:

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More to come about each date we go on 🙂


Half Moon Bay

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Wind spume sand coldness
Of tide tailing my father’s
Bare toes, same as mine

Half Moon Bay, California: watercolor