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My Privileged Form of Poverty

This is what my lunch looks like today. I’m sitting in the Portland Public Market, concerned that the scent of canned herring might be offending the chipper business folk around me…(I’m really looking forward to when I can consistently afford slightly more glamorous meals).

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Don’t Pick Their Flowers


Saw this along Congress Street in someone’s front garden. Shoshona, consider this an intervention…

Not Just Doodles.

Since I’m going through a dry spell with my drawings, I’m opening this blog up to other forms of expression: writing and photos. I’ll start with a few photos. I just don’t like how “sketchykate” has turned stale. Time to refresh!

The squirrel in the photo below represents the view from my old apartment. I learned a valuable lesson from this squirrel: DO NOT FEED WILD ANIMALS THROUGHOUT A LONG WINTER OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW. This little guy tried to maul me several times while we were in the process of moving out this spring. Maybe he was mad that I was leaving? Maybe he was demented? Maybe I shouldn’t consistently feed squirrels…? When he wasn’t dancing around my feet and darting towards me in an erratic manner, he would grab a piece of bread, run up the tree, eat a little, then drop the rest of the bread so it would nearly hit me while packing up the car.

These next two photos are a sampling of my new life on Munjoy Hill, where I will NOT be feeding squirrels. I will however, be feeding sea gulls down by the water. This is the view from my bedroom (note the ocean just beyond the trees):

And this is a piece of my bedroom! My sanctuary. 

Hopefully I will be posting more often now that I have freed myself of self-imposed artistic constraints.