Thompson's Point is a spit of land on the Fore River, home to an old industrial site that is in the process of being redeveloped, with some establishments already up and running (my favorite is the International Cryptozoology Museum, link coming soon). These structures caught my eye.
My cat Olive died in March of this year at the age of 16 after some kidney problems, and one of the tokens of remembrance provided by the vet was a nice big tuft of her fur. I finally got around to making this little envelope for it. I used an ink stick and stone to make the ink, which I feel sort of clumsy with as a medium but I liked the ink-making ritual.
I started this blog in 2007 because I needed a website for my drawings and other art projects. Since then health problems have significantly limited my energy and focus, so art output has become spotty to nonexistent. Rather than let the blog lie dormant, as I did for the last couple of years, I'm going to expand the scope beyond art to....whatever I feel like. And hopefully post more frequently.
These photos were taken at an empty lot on Somerset St. here in Portland, ME, which will be the site of new apartments/retail spaces in the near future. I don't know what the large concrete cylinder is, but found it interesting and only noticed what appears to be a stencilled bird after I took the pic.
One of three tiny bottles I found at a town dump in Vermont some years ago. Their origin remained a mystery until I did a recent Google search and discovered that Glim was an early dishwashing liquid first manufactured in the 1940s.