Archive for the ‘miscellaneous’ Category

Well, that’s interesting

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Spell check on a recent TMS document. Look at the suggested correction. Ha!

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Honest to Blog

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Remember when I declared I’d post something to this blog every Monday of the New Year? Yeah, it’s April, but March is when I dropped the ball. Sorry dear Bloggy. I’ll try to be better, but I’m not perfect.

Could Queen + Muppets = anything sweeter?!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Oh heeeey

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Woah, for a while there I forgot I had a blog. I’m sorry dear blog and dearer blog enthusiasts! I’ve been going through a lot in the land of reality and will have new things to share with you in the near future. Until then!

Happy 4th!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

May and Muppets

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

It’s May! Let’s celebrate with a Muppet video. Enjoy!

 

TWEET!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

So, I broke down and joined Twitter today. I’m still skeptical about it and how often I’ll use it. I don’t find myself that interesting or worthy of “followers.” But I have to admit, I like to cyberstalk my friends and acquaintances (it’s completely innocent, so I like to call it, One-Sided Catching Up™). It’s probably more because I like to know what everyone is up to but sometimes don’t want to talk about what’s new (or NOT new) with me. For anyone that knows me personally, I think they’d agree I’m a question asker.

I just find it funny that we need to feel even MORE connected to everyone, since we have cell phones, internet, facebook, flickr, instant messaging, texting, and now instant tweets! What will be next?! For some reason, I just keep picturing one of my friends directly in my face, too close for comfort, as I go about my daily activities. Anyway, I still joined Twitter despite my beliefs. You can check me out here.

Arizona, Part 2: Desert Botanical Garden with Dale Chihuly

Friday, April 17th, 2009

My Brother Todd treated my father and I to the Desert Botanical Garden’s Chihuly: The Nature of Glass exhibition in Phoenix. Having ties to my hometown of Madison, WI, I was really excited to see Chihuly’s work again — and I was not disappointed! This was the first exhibition of glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work in an outdoor desert setting. His glass colors and shapes contrasted yet complimented the surrounding desert environment beautifully. Below are some pictures I took of the exhibition, botanical garden and the little friends I met along the way. 

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Arizona, Part 1: Jerome

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Last week, my brother Todd and I traveled to Arizona to spend a week with our father. It was a well-deserved break for both of us, not to mention perfect weather for the entire trip — sunny, clear skies, 70s and 80s! We had a fun-filled week, including our trip to Jerome, AZ. Our Dad was kind enough to drive two hours (one way!) outside of Phoenix to the artist community of Jerome in the Verde Valley. 

Jerome is on the side of a mountain and used to be an old copper mining town from the late 1800s to early 1900s. It was funny to see how many historical placards around town were dedicated to “Husband Alley” and the prostitutes that resided there. When copper prices went bust in the 1920s, Jerome was deserted and became a true Ghost Town. Unfortunately I didn’t encounter any ghosts, but the town hall is nicknamed “Spook Hall” for a reason. It wasn’t until the 1950s when artists/hippies moved into Jerome and restored all the old buildings to house their studios. That leads us to Jerome today, filled with studios, gift shops, restaurants, historical society and a cinema museum. Below is my documentation of  Jerome.

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The million dollar view from Jerome, AZ. You can see the red rock of Sedona and some snow-peaked mountains in the distance.

Jerome’s ladies of the night.

For a good time…

Hand-painted window

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Graphic Study #01: The Great-Horned Owl

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Playing around in Illustrator while I wait for a project at work. Yes, this is how I spent part of my Tuesday. Not sure what to do with this, yet.