30 September 11 • MAV

Look who is in my kitchen this morning?!!?

3191 miles … nah. How about 0 miles. Hip hip!

Stephanie came out to my Portland for our big launch weekend. Yes! The time has come. We are so happy to bring to you the re-release of our beloved 3191 Quarterly. Let me walk you through just a few of our features. Let’s go!

Above: A corner of Stephanie’s house from our piece entitled: At Home.
We both photographed our houses for this first issue of our 2011/2012 season of Q. I only moved into my flat in early May so it is a real pleasure to share with you some of the first photographs I have taken in my space. I love the quiet moments in Stephanie’s images and how you can almost see the action that is usually in her spaces. It is like someone pressed the “pause” button.

Above: A stunning rose from my piece entitled: I Dream of Roses.
Those of you who have read this blog for some time may know how much roses mean to me. I even have a rose tattoo on my foot. In this first issue I’ll share with you a collection of my favorite rose photographs, all shot on film, from the last several months. These images won’t be seen anywhere else!

Above: A little snack from Stephanie’s piece entitled: Pickling With Melissa.
I LOVE pickles. Stephanie shares a pickling method and a wonderful collection of photographs from an afternoon of pickling with one of her friends. I think “more pickling” is going to be one of my new years resolutions so I am eager to dogear this piece and reference it quite a bit in 2012.

Above: A sunset photograph of mine from a special surprise section.
Can’t tell you about this section (what fun would life be without surprises?) but what I can tell you is that this photograph is part of a new section that will be in each of the four issues in the 2011/2012 season of Q.

Above: Stephanie’s leather/wool pine cone from a piece entitled: Indigo Forest.
I am lucky enough to now have this pine cone in my home! Stephanie created a small collection which she photographed for this first issue of Q. It’s amazing! Leather, friends. I sort of gasped when I first saw these photographs. So inspiring!

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Other pieces in 3191 Quarterly: Issue No. 5 include Autumn Essentials + Blackberry Picking + San Juan Islands + My Days in Cushing, Maine + A Cat Life + 0 Miles Apart: A Gathering in Maine and more. The issues in the 2011/2012 season are twice the page count of last years Quarterlies. We just needed more space! And wait until you see how gorgeous the printed images are this time around … I could go on and on. I’ll stop here and let you know that you can subscribe or pre-order a single copy of Issue No. 5 right here. Both of the offers on our shop page are limited so if you love 3191 Quarterly now is the time to sign up!

And now is the time for me to go back to hanging out with my friend. There’s so much left to do before Stephanie gets back on a plane on Monday. I hope these hours go by as slowly as possible. This truly is a time to celebrate.