Lois Lowry's Blog
this old house
I am killing a little time this morning before leaving to drop the dog off at doggie-day-care and then to head out for a day's research on a new book which will be set in Maine.
I don't know if other people enjoy, as I do, peeking into the lives of others (now THERE'S a movie title!*) but I recently was taking photos for insurance purposes so I'll just plop some down here. If you came to visit me in Maine, this is where we would sit to have a cup of tea or glass of wine (unless we were on the porch, which is where we mostly are, in summer):
and across the room you would see these two paintings, the first by my friend Andy Newman:
and the next by Maine artist Connie Hayes, whom I don't know personally (but wish I did):
You would have a choice of guest rooms, and this is one of my favorites, mostly because of the antique bed, which I found years ago lying (in pieces) on the ground in the yard outside a junk store:
But if you chose THIS room you would get a window air conditioner not very attractive, but sometimes nice on a hot night):
and you would have, on the wall, a wonderful color etching by my very dear friend Vivian Berman and also (folded over in the corner in this photo) a hand-woven blanket made by my daughter.
Okay, one more. If you sat in the back half of the living room to sip your tea---or wine--you would be looking at this quite large painting of Monhegan Island by my friend William Manning:
Bill Manning had absolutely nothing to do with the goofy chicken sitting in front of his painting. But he DID do the small sculpture you can see sitting on a coffee table here:
Finally, if you look through the door in that photo, you will see these sheep made from found objects:
And that is that. It's time to go. Thanks for visiting.
And PS * "The Lives of Others," a German film, is one of my all-time favorites