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A Picture a Day (1/31/10)

“Paint By Number, Detail” (Silver Spring, Maryland)

This is a detail from a vintage paint-by-number I bought the last summer of the National Book Foundation Summer Writing Camp on the campus of Bennington College. I was a writer-counselor, which meant I played den mother, photocopied poems for the  workshops, taught one mini-workshop, and gave a reading. We weren’t supposed to go off campus, but we knew camp was ending so two other writer-counselors and I went traipsing around Burlington to a used book store, a lunch spot, and a winery. I found the PBN in a giant antiques barn and carried it back in my luggage from Vermont to New York City and finally to Maryland.

A Room with A View




Under the influence of the William Eggleston show at  DC’s Corcoran Gallery of Art, I shot these pix of the view from my bed between 8-8:10 a.m.–more or less–on Friday, July 3rd. From top: Part of the LeSportsac, dangling earrings, and Frida Kahlo collections; IKEA chandelier; thrift store basket for wrangling chargers, microcassettes, and the like; Chinatown paper lantern, thrift store art, and inspiration page from a shelter mag; detail of a vintage Paint-By-Number (lighthouse and breakers) with one strand of the disco beads I repurposed into a minimalist-but-sparkly window treatment.

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