Tuesday, February 5, 2013


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b and i spent a picturesque weekend in portsmouth, which is quite possibly the perfect new england town. although small, the city center is so incredibly dense with shops and restaurants that the entire saturday afternoon was not enough to explore everything thoroughly. we'll surely return, and for longer. time spent with a dear friend is always restorative; i've wound my spring for the coming month.

the opening at nahcotta gallery had a very impressive turnout and two of my iceland paintings have already sold! the four remaining are still available in the gallery and through the enormous tiny art show website.


Patricia Picard said...

Hi there! I am happy for you that already two of yours are being sold, and I have to say that those pictures makes me dream! It looks just like paradise : coffee, architecture, art and bookshop!

Olive xox

yelena bryksenkova said...

it really was like paradise! creaky old bookshops, delicious food and local beer, very friendly people, romantic old buildings, lots of history (portsmouth is almost 400 years old!)...it's the kind of place i always dream of, too.


Annarack said...

Looks like such a wonderful place. Is this New England as in America? I would love to visit that book shop.

yelena bryksenkova said...

that's right - i'm talking about the northeastern united states. portsmouth is in new hampshire, which is a tiny state just north of boston. the book shop was amazing; i wish we had more time there. it's called "sheafe street books."


Abigail said...

SO excited to see this because I was born in Portsmouth and my family is from the area.

And your illustrations are absolutely lovely + wonderfully ethereal.