JoAnne Houlsen

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Self Portrait, Sometimes I Work in the Kitchen

I have spent most of my adult life in Maine and fell in love with it the first time I visited here over thirty-five years ago.  What especially captiviated me on my first visit was the night sky as I drove from the metropolitan Boston area to visit friends in the small town of Etna-Dixmont.  The stars that night were so bright, I couldn't believe it, and then, when I awoke the next morning at my friends farm, I felt like Dorothy awakening in Oz.  To me, it has been like living in a wonder land ever since.  Each time I see a new vista or something as simple as the light bouncing off the side of a building, I become inspired to capture that moment visually so others can share with me the amazing sights that are a moment-by-moment experience here.