Monday, September 30, 2013

Maria & Friends

So this past Saturday, I met Maria & her friends/housemates at an apple orchard to take photos and pick apples.  Such lovely girls!  They would like to have some enlargements made for their house I think.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Twas the Night Before ArtPrize (Last Week)

Our church holds a fundraising event every year on the night before ArtPrize opens.  This year, we had about 1000 people come through and it was the biggest ever.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

St. Francis of the Owls

Paul Nilsson came to our church this past Sunday to talk about his St. Francis ArtPrize piece which is in our venue.

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Opening Night with the St. Francis piece

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Hot Potaotes

Bridget came to our church yesterday with some of her Calvin friends and they came to our house afterwards for a baked potato bar.  There was a lot of laughing with surprisingly few actual words coming out of their mouths.  What fun! We finished with a brief photo session before they left.




Thursday, September 19, 2013

Love Thursday

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Maria & I have an outdoor piece in ArtPrize this year called "Tin Roof Cats" featuring photos of cats on aluminum roofing material.

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Abby Cat is one of my faves.

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Of course, old Leo made it!

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Cats in the city green space.

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Cats in the trees.

Monday, September 16, 2013

John & His Girls

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Last Sunday, we had lunch with the girls at the Cherry Street Deli to celebrate John's birthday with them and to hear about College life.  Fun!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sleeping Bear

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“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.” 
― Ann VoskampOne Thousand Gifts

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Always We Begin Again

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My Artist-Monk friends

This past year, we met weekly went through the book The Artist's Rule together and we plan to continue meeting again this year. It has been interesting to study Benedictine Principles and encourage each other to work on our art in an attempt to strengthen our monk and artist's archetypes.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Rose Bush

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“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” -Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Love Thursday

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We were at Notre Dame to visit Edward for the past couple of days both to celebrate John's birthday and Ed's graduation.   On our other visits, we had seen the outside of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, but this time we were able to go inside.  It was indeed a magnificent place, a reminder of God's glory.

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Mom & Dad

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The Pieta by Croatian artist Ivan Mestrovic (a replica is in the Vatican museum)

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A Race Worth Coming Home For

It wasn't the Riverbank Run or the Brian Diemer 5K or the GR Marathon. Edward came home last Friday to run in the Andreas Classic which is the Calvin Cross Country time trial that ends with pizza from Andreas.  He was able to see many of his old friends before he moves to Seattle so that made it worth the trip.  And also, his car gave out just in time so he could leave it here at the shop and take John's car back.

And it was nice to be able to photograph one more race.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Happy Birthday, John!

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This was John's birthday in 2011.  Today we are going to South Bend to see Edward, Mom & Dad.