I’ve arrived in Vermont!

Well. Here I am.

I’m actually at the Vermont Studio Center. After months of wondering if I’d get in, then wondering if I could afford to attend, I’m here.

In a couple of weeks things like the half-frozen stream out my studio window, the whiteness of new snowfall, the stark silhouettes of winter trees and plants, will become commonplace and I’ll stop getting distracted just staring at things. For now, I’m getting to know this new landscape so I can write about it for someone who lived with it all her life.

I feel like a toddler: kicking snowbanks just to see what happens, sticking my bare hands into snow and almost-frozen water to see what it feels like, breaking twigs, throwing rocks, putting handprints on windows. I’m stopping short of putting strange things in my mouth, though. So far.

I don’t have a camera with me at the moment, but I’ll be including photos in my posts as soon as I get my hands on one.

More updates soon!

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