Maria Alexandra Vettese is an artist who uses her letterpress, her camera and a frequent indulgence in daydreaming to sort out her creative ideas. Along with running her little business, port2port press, she co-curates Lines & Shapes, a small book collective and is one half of the 3191 Miles Apart projects, which includes the book A Year of Mornings published by Princeton Architectural Press in the Fall of 2008. She works out of an inspiration-lined, light-filled studio and resides with her two cats in Portland, Maine.
my photographs are from a winter dinner up in Camden, Maine. three of us drove up, met two more friends there, ate a very cozy meal and then drove back home under star-lit winter skies. it was a special evening with special people.
on the nightstand…
- City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
- A Platter of Figs by John Tanis
- The Tao of Inner Peace by Diane Dreher
my nephew miles, big round white candles lit every night, working on my own cookie recipes, sunday suppers with my friends/family, snuggling, charred kale with lemon and parmesan cheese.
what inspires you about the winter?
the lingering, warm fires, layering, the orange light after a snowfall, seeing your breath, deep red wines, patterns on the window, going to bed early.
what are three constants in your day?
- my two cats waking me up
- french press coffee
- lavender lotion
what are your hopes for 2009?
more quiet time, staying in touch with those i love, lots of drawing, a year-full of interesting and inspiring posts at 3191 Miles Apart.