Entries Categorized as 'Vermont Studio Center'

Author Photo

September 16, 2010

Great, funny blog on author photos from MobyLives (why don’t I read MobyLives more often?), which is actually from Flavorwire. Here’s an excerpt: 1. The Sophisticated Photograph (aka “The My-head-is-so-weighted-down-by-great-thoughts-it-requires-additional-support”) It’s the two-fingered peace sign of tourists. The “say cheese” of extended-family portraits. The pouty lips of Facebook users. The middle finger of punk rockers. […]

Room To Write

February 21, 2010

<–got this photo at an antique store just outside Johnson Vermont last month. On the back it says “Uncle Fred’s brother Alvin. Hazel’s father.” Today had one of the longest (and most productive) days of writing since I got back from Vermont. Also, kind of nice to go with the hubby and write. We went […]

Shelley, Also Known as Shirley

February 13, 2010

“To write well, to write passionately, to be less inhibited, to be warmer, to be more self-critical, to recognize the power of as well as the force of lust, to write, to love.” ———John Cheever (from The Journals of John Cheever) Been back from my residency in Vermont for two weeks now. Ooof, talk about […]

VSC: The Last Day

January 28, 2010

Wow. I can’t believe it’s over. My last day at Vermont Studio Center. So much to say but my head is utterly pounding and the thoughts in my brain a-jumble — anxiety about travel tomorrow, the strange ritual of packing up after 5 weeks away, the  goodbyes to dozens of wonderful people. What is there […]

VSC 6: Tonal

January 26, 2010

The last resident reading was Sunday night and I read the opening of my book. I was the first reader of the night and got to show several slides from my research–documents, photos that inform my work. It was a great night, with very positive response from the audience. Very uplifting. I shared the night […]

VSC 5: Wow, You Look Sexy Today

January 20, 2010

In case you’re wondering, this is pretty much how it is here in Vermont: Cartoon courtesy of fabulous New Yorker artist Harry Bliss, with his permission. Thanks Harry!

VSC: I Love Mail

January 19, 2010

Got four pieces of mail today! Four! Sure beats the one piece of mail I got last Friday (which were my Allergy and Cholesterol Rx’s). Though I did get a lovely care package from Ted two weeks ago (almost done with the JB Ted… hint hint). Thank you to Kelli for the two hilarious cards […]

VSC 4: 2 Weeks

January 17, 2010

Well, it’s now been officially 2 weeks since I got here to VSC. I’ve definitely settled in (you know you’re settled in when you sleep in and miss breakfast). Yesterday several people went home–the two-weekers we call them. It was a gloomy day; they were all such cool folks: Sarah G, Sarah C, Scott, Pedro, […]

VSC 3: Writers’ Boots

January 14, 2010

Wrote ALL Day today, or at least several hours. So for now, here’s some random pics from VSC–including a couple of collages from collage night and the boots outside the writers’ studios.

Id and Icicles and Cats

January 11, 2010

<–Snow in a can makes a great beer cooler!* Just a quick note. An hour ago was in my studio trying to get the printer to work and then Sarah-smile from upstairs came down to help me and then Abby-pie came over too and we got to talking about love and dating and boys and […]