Sunday, June 21, 2009

Maine Media Workshops and RBC Preparations

Living in mid-coast Maine is an artist’s paradise. The rocky coast, the slate-gray or vibrant blue ocean, the mountains that slope down to meet the's makes even those who haven't picked up a marker since fourth grade want to run to the nearest art store (Rockport Blue Print would be my suggestion) and start scribbling. It is no surprise, therefore, that many art institutions have cropped along the water's edge. One noteworthy place is the Maine Media Workshops, previously Rockport College and before that The Maine Photographic Workshops. You can spot the "Blue Dots," as locals used to call the students, wandering around Rockport taking pictures of arguably the most photographed harbor in New England by their long hair, skinny jeans, and artsy appearance that is a far cry from that of the preppy and practical locals.

The Workshops had an open house today at their campus on Camden St. (just up from the police station, town offices, and Rocknak's boatyard) for community outreach. People were encouraged to bring their families and dogs and students as well as professional photographers would take pictures in a studio that would normally run up to $1000. My parents, dog (Rosie) and I trundled down to see our friend, the world renown photographer Joyce Tennyson, who will most definitely be featured on the MCA tour. Several people took beautiful pictures of us that I’m sure my mother can’t wait to frame. My dad is already talking about making a Christmas card out of one. Here they are, pictures of pictures taken with my dinky Fujifilm finepix z5. Can’t wait till that Nikon D80 shows up in the mail…

I also finished up the sweatshirt design for the Rockport Boat Club instructors today…check it out and tell me what you think. The burgee will be on the front left and the circular design blown up to cover the whole back of the sweatshirt. The Piracy level is to tell the kids what the chances are of Blackbeard making an appearance in the bay...stay tuned for more tales of pirate sighting and fighting ;) The first day of sailing starts tomorrow and I would kill for some sun so the kids won’t have to take the swim test in this dreary, cold, rainy weather that we can’t seem to escape from. I’ll have to let you know how that goes. Until tomorrow!

Oh, one last thing. If you want the info of any of the places I've mentioned, just leave a comment and I'll email you with all of it.

Listening to: “Portland, Oregon” by Loretta Lynn (ft. Jack White), from her album Van Lear Rose.
Favorite Line: “Well, Portland, Oregon and sloe gin fizz, if that ain’t love then tell me what is.”

1 comment:

  1. BAHAHHAHAHA I FOUND YOU. And i love it. I'm so proud of you! Can't wait to see how this all unfolds!


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