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About Varied / Hobbyist Nicole Graffam30/Female/United States Groups :iconancient-beasts: Ancient-Beasts
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A little while ago I uploaded some photos of a harbor seal who has taken up residence (for the time being) in Great Salt Bay. Well, the seal is still hanging around the same area we first saw them in. Marine Mammals of Maine continues to monitor this animal, and I am glad for that. They put up a barrier to the parking spot along the mouth of the stream, and a sign that states they are monitoring this young seal and that it is a crime to harass wildlife. I have seen the seal resting on a rock out in the water at low tide, and on the shore close to where I photographed him/her back on the 6th. Still looks healthy, as far as I can tell.
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  • Listening to: Bad Lieutenant-Twist of Fate
  • Reading: the internet
  • Watching: the internet
  • Playing: with the internet
  • Drinking: Rose tea


Nicole Graffam
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Wiscasset, Maine
Favourite genre of music: Progressive rock, post-rock, dream-pop, some electronic
Favourite radio station: WMEB 91.9FM Orono, ME
Favourite birds: Laughing gull, common merganser, northern gannet, razorbill
Favourite mammals: Whitetail deer, moose, roe deer, red and gray foxes
Favourite style of art: Expressive realism
Favourite place to be: By the ocean
Shell of choice: Horseshoe crab
Favourite cartoon character: Mr. Horse
Favourite Quotes: "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw

"Seriously, if someone says evolution is wrong because there aren't fossils between monkeys and men, find a monkey and hit him with it." -Keith Law

I am quiet, introspective, creative. A member of the Penobscot Nation, which is based in Old Town, Maine. Ever since I was very young, I have been drawn to nature and have wanted to capture its beauty, wonder, and complexity in my art. I think now I am much better at that than I used to be. Unfortunately, because I work full time, I now have less time and energy to put into drawing, painting, and sculpting the way I used to. My main focus now is nature photography. If I ever become independently wealthy (hey, one can dream!) I would concentrate so much more on art. And I really, really want to visit Iceland before I die. It feels like homesickness, for a place I have never been. My camera and I have a lot of work to do there.

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dragonfireartz Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the visit & Fav! Can totally agree about loving birds...I seem to be taking a lot of duck photos lol! I am going to have to use some of them for a sculpture or painting I think soon ;)
SlateGray Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like a good idea! I've been wanting to use some of my photos as references for art too...just hard to find the energy while working full time. :ohnoes:
Jassy2012 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Hello and Welcome to our group :iconmagic-of-flowers:

Our Stuff and me are so happy about that

:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:

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scubapic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you for the :+fav: Ca gratte by scubapic
Eozspike Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for all the faves! :D
vanwaglajam Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav:s
IAmChimmieArt Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav and the watch! It's super appriciated!!
Wessonnative Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Thanks for the Favorite.
ChenoaEllinghaus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the favorite!
ColorHarmony Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for :+fav:
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