Friday, October 26, 2012

Adventures in Portland + Falmouth

I started off with morning shoots on Munjoy Hill.   I met Heidi at some point in the early 90's through my college friend, Rhonda.  We have run into each other over the years around town but this was my first time at her place, and my first time meeting Zoe.   Heidi is the ultimate girl friday - she is in school for marine biology, is an artist (painter), does social media for small businesses and works at Rosemont Market  (my favorite place in Portland).  Zoe also maintains a girl fridayness - she paints, nannies and works for her aunt's company South Street Linen.

New mural on the side of Colucci's 
Portland Observatory (which oddly enough I have never been in)
Congress Street
Zoe & Heidi
Kitchen shelves
beautiful produce
holy cabbage
living room
guest room
Then to Katie's house down the street, who I have also know forever but never been to her apartment.  Katie works for Portland Trails and as the beloved mascot Oakie.  My love of Katie Brown (which I'm pretty sure the entire city of Portland shares) comes from her ridiculous sense of humor and amazing and relentless mobile uploads on Facebook of life in the day of Katie.  Although she does not proclaim herself a "photographer" she has a great eye and is one of my favorite people to follow.
Katie has the cutest porch I have ever seen
And front yard
And curtains
And wall of pictures
And collectibles
East End park
And the final shoot of the week was in Falmouth at Layne's house / studio.  I met Layne many years ago when she was on my mom's board at the Child Abuse and Neglect Council in Portland.  She is now on the board of the Maine Women's Fund and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.  I collaborated with her when she was director of Boys to Men and have had a long standing admiration and respect for all the work she does making Maine a better place for all of us, especially women and youth.  And she is now focusing on the things she loves to do, and has converted an out building into a studio.  We shared a cup of tea and she told me about all the great things she is doing in her new chapter at Lincoln Farm Studio

I'm pretty sure everyone needs glass bricks that light up in their kitchen
Kitchen sitting room
WIDE pine floor boards
Old timey flat files that I have always loved

Layne's studio
Studio - inside
Studio work tables
Studio shelves
In progress
Lawn to the pond and sweet chairs
Fruit trees and bee hives
Who doesn't love a bench swing?
Studio and house
Sunset drive home / construction

1 comment:

  1. Wow.... You're incredible, Tanja. I'm honored to share this blog post with these women! And somehow you made my messy apt seem a little glamorous! (P.S., I don't know where my moniker "Trailia" came from. --Katie)


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