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Courtney Quiet City
Lewiston, Maine
I was born on the winter solstice in a quiet city under a blanket of stars and snow. My name is Courtney and I like to make things.
Interests: art, photography, crafts, handmade, books, family, garbanzo beans
Recent Activity
I was so thrilled recently to watch a documentary film about the making of Belle and Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister, one of my favorite albums ever. Here it is! In and out of years, there have been times I listen to this album non-stop in the car. It never... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City
Confession: I took an unintentional break from updating my blog because I accidentally got wrapped up in The Walking Dead. You see, I'm not much into horror, sci-fi, zombies, etc. I had zero interest in the show when my husband started watching it, and I would inadvertently catch snippets of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City
I've been so nervous and excited about this for weeks! I have a guest post that was published today at Welcome to the Mouse House, my friend Hayley's blog. Hayley is a super talented interior designer, clothing designer, seamstress and crafter and I am so pumped to team up with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City
It's school vacation week! Other than a quick bout with a stomach bug to kick things off, Eli and I are now rolling smoothly: watching TV in the morning, doing tons of drawing and pretending, going on our first ice skating adventure and now planning for a movie date and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City
When I was in second grade our teacher read us the book Fortunately by Remy Charlip. It's about a series of events that the main character endures, alternating between positives and negatives. "Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party. Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away," and so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City
It feels good to mark holidays, big and small, with crafts and art. I made a batch of rolled paper roses with leaves and stems in shades of pink and red in honor of everyone's favorite/least favorite romantic winter holiday. If you're local you can purchase them at Downtown Handmade... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City
Beautiful. I've had similar experiences, and it's always so eye-opening and heart-flying-out-of-my-chest. xo
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2013 on Learning to Let Go at small + friendly
I've been meaning to try green (spinach or kale) smoothies for quite some time, as they are packed with fiber and nutrients and everyone who drinks them loves them. I've hesitated, though, because I have gag-inducing texture aversions and I, for the life of me, could not visualize blending spinach... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City
The lights look PERFECT in that corner! I adore the colors and artwork in the nursery. Great job!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2013 on DIY: Nautical Lighting at small + friendly
Aw! This brings back sweet memories of long winter days with my toddler, who is now a five-and-a-half year old kindergartener. All excellent tips. The laundry basket rides/imagination play was always a hit!
When I try to describe my dreams to people, I often have to start with, "I dream in movies," because so many of the dreams I have play out in my sleeping mind as though I am watching them, detached, on a movie screen, or I am in actor in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City
I'm so excited for a new shop to grace the downtown community of my little riverside city. Downtown Handmade & Vintage will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, February 9 at 178 Lisbon Street, second floor, here in Lewiston, Maine. From the DHV about section: "Local Craft Store coming to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City
What a fabulous idea! I know 19 kindergarteners who would love these... :)
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I want you to introduce you to my main man, my mini soulmate, the funniest and most creative dude I know: my five and a half year old son, Eli. Eli likes superheroes, science, singing, egg sandwiches, being sweet to babies, Adventure Time, reading, playing outside, costumes, making my heart... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City
Thanks for reading, Julie and Liz. I have only been selling prints of that full photo for three years! :)
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2013 on starting at Courtney Quiet City
My gosh. All the little variations are VERY significant on that adorable little face! It looks like you have some wonderful, thoughtful conversations ahead of you when she is a little older.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2013 on Harlow: Faces of Good and Evil at Mommy Shorts
Very cute idea!
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Knowing the hotspots are vital- especially bathrooms!
You definitely improved it! What a subtle yet striking difference.
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2013 on Before & After at Blythe Ponytail Parades
As an artist I have gathered immense inspiration from Matt Pond and Scott Hutchison, the songwriters behind matt pond PA and Frightened Rabbit. Their songs are oceans to me, limitless with unexplored depths to get lost in. And get lost, I do. Many daydreams have materialized in these waves- and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Courtney Quiet City