Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017
On the way home I stopped in Dubuque and took a little elevator ride on the Fenelon Place Elevator A.K.A 4th Street Elevator - the shortest & steepest railroad in the world- others have claimed that as well, so there's that.
If you find yourself traveling to Iowa, I'd highly recommend the drive towards Madison thru Mineral Point - Hwy 151 so relaxing and endless rolling hills.
The only thing I would have liked to have gone to is the American Gothic house. However it was 2 hours South of where I was at. An author had taken up residence there for 5 years sellling pies out of the house but could not keep up with the demand. She is after all a writer first. A friend and I saw her a few years ago when she was on book tour. Beth Howard. i'd recommend that book as well. At least i didn't miss out on a homemade pie. :)
Monday, May 22, 2017
May 13,2017 kicked off the 4th season of Art in the Park. Located at the beautiful Humboldt Park, Bayview. I was the proud sponsor for May. It was an incredible warm day (70s). That's warm for may and close to the lake, people!
It's a family as well dog & snake friendly event. ;) Free admission. Wearable art to art for your home. Bonus - right next to a beer garden.
Brian Breider and girlfriend, Spring created this event 4 years ago. They provided an affordable place for local artists to sell their art.
Happens every 2nd Saturday from May-September.
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Friendly Art buying/browsing tips - artists and vendors are hard workers! They put in hours to hone their skills and create their art. Then they pack, haul it, unpack it, set-up it, and sell their hearts out only to repeat and rinse again. ;) PLEASE do not say "You could do that, Wow, that's pricey, My kid could do that, or Ask for a discount." What to say "That's beautiful, What's your process, Do you have a payment plans?"
Monday, May 15, 2017
It's that time of year to celebrate grads.
G and her dad chose a few spots on the East side for her high school senior portrait. I then scouted the area to check the best light for our shoot a week later.
G was a joy to work with and she even laughed at my silliness (bonus).
Between setting up the shot she wrapped herself in my blanket that's always in the car. Glamour - the price ya pay for a good photo. :)
Wishing G all the best in college this coming year and years to come.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
This is what was shared with me when emailing back and forth, to Kelley, the co-parent. I love to know these tidbits about your beloveds.
Shodo was a joy the minute I was walked through the front door. Plus, his parents weren't so bad either. ;)