I’ve always loved walking the sacred ground of old cemeteries, wondering about the lives of the people buried there, and meditating on the ways that we remember one another. I took my latest series of photographs at Morningside Cemetery in Brattleboro, VT. They can be found on the Old Cemeteries page.
Recently, I donated a number of handknit items to the Experienced Goods Thrift Shop, a store that benefits Brattleboro Area Hospice. I made these items last winter, and I’ve put photos of them on my Knitting page. The only items on the page that weren’t donated are the cable-knit scarf pictured at left, which I gave to my husband, and the pair of slippers, which I kept for myself!
I made many of the items from homespun yarn. Over the past few years, Bob has been using a drop-spindle to spin yarn from fleece that came from our sheep in Colrain. The items in white and gray came from our Shetland sheep, while the pair of darker homespun mittens came from our Icelandic sheep. Much of the yarn for the other items came from yarn locally spun at the Green Mountain Spinnery, a worker-owned cooperative in Putney, VT.
Back in July, I submitted three photographs for a Brattleboro photography contest and, lo and behold, I won second prize! Throughout the month of September, all three photographs will be displayed at The Latchis Theatre, our historic Art Deco theatre, which has been going through an amazing artistic renovation in the past several years. The theatre showcases the work of artists from all over the region, and I am honored to be one of them. My work will also appear in the 2011 Town Plan and other town publications, and in the Brattleboro Reformer Photo Journal.
Since the town of Brattleboro now has the exclusive right to publish the photographs, I can’t display them here, but I will provide links to them when they appear online or post copies when they appear in local publications. I love taking photographs just for the pure joy of it, but it feels wonderful to have my work acknowledged in my local community.