Sunday, November 16, 2008


I am so glad my pal Audra (link to come, she's starting a design blog soon) talked me into taking a letterpress class with her down at the Firecracker press. She really had to pull my leg. And it is so fun! Seriously, it is so fun and the space just has such warmth and life. For real! (also, my mom used to work on similar printing press equipment when she laid out the Tupelo Mississippi Sun News newspaper back in the 70s, so its also totally a family bonding moment)

So here's a preview of my poster project....
my poster!

Don't you love that red? Props to Jen the teacher for her help mixing it.

I'm really excited about the project, mostly b/c it is beautiful in so many ways aaaand I get to move blocks around, something I think is like way fun, but also it's going to be a part of a larger project I've been working on (with audra...whoa, universe synergy) and I am so excited to finally get going on it. Making this poster project is really inspiring me to move other parts of this idea into real life. The power of doing something creative. Think about it.

You will like it. I will tell you about it soon!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tip of the hat

bevo hats

To all the Kick Ass Award winners. (and to my wonderful friends who came to keep me company!) I am in good company. And so are you, and so is St. Louis.

To those of you who braved the FBC afterwards, I double salute you.

To 52nd city, I triple salute you (and what do you mean you're going out of business?).

Update: I have video of the national anthem. Awesomely embarrassing.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Connoisseur of Fine Farms

I come from a long line of farmers. Though my family in particular has moved to more urban pursuits (re: me and my California mom --- whose grandparents were also farmers in Indiana long before she was born) - my time hanging out amongst the soybeans and apple trees, showing my grandma the Paula Abdul jazz dances I learned on the oak lined front yard of my father's family farm house, watching the setting sun with my grandfather as it cast a silhouette on the pecan tree that has grown on the family's land for over a century -- is big part of me, it's the small town southern kid that I was for a fair chunk of the beginning of my life.

(to say nothing of the endless supply of kittens that came with that farm, oh my gosh I LOVED that)

Anyway, there's STILL a farm in the historical streetcar suburb of Ferguson and my pal Molly really wants folks to know all about it, so you know what? She decided to do something about it. she decided to have a bad ass party (tomorrow starting at 6)! I'm going, and so should you.

Check out this sassy lady talking about her farm -- when she says she guesses she was "born to be a hoosier"...oh man, that is a magical st. louis moment.

details here

see you there.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

FAME via pumpkin and obama

The video starts right when our pumpkin shows up (also right when OBAMA starts speaking!).

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Playing for Change

I know I've said/heard before that awesome soul music can change the world, but I didn't know how much so until this lil' clip came along.

it's awesome! watch it.
Playing for Change
(grandpa elliot is the coolest)

I think I need to get one of those schools for StL. It's as if this guy read my mind! Been thinking of it for a while now.

2 stories

One ending (I hope).

New York version:
new york version

Fly-Over State version:
Fly Over State Version

Haha, the new york version is all black and white and new yorky and mine is of course the random and weird colorful eyeball sign that I love.

(to be fair, the new york tale inspired me to think of my own "hopeful overhear" and the gal who observed the story is a canadian who lives in San Fran, so who can really detect a regional bias, anyway --- but still, you get what I mean.)

Stay positive!

Oh crap I am in trouble.

Don't stress out, guys.

Stevie Wonder's awesomeness is here! I often turn to old black and white motown clips on youtube in times of anxiousness.

(either that, or i watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on loop. Very time consuming when I have bigger fish to fry, so it doesn't happen often.)

also, watching this footage of the Temptations, I think my mom taught me this whole dance when i was 5. I must find other 5 year olds now. And I must teach them to dance like The Temptations. (which now that I think about it, is an AWESOME band name)

So walk on down memory lane and learn from the masters...and then go vote for Obama tomorrow!!! Crap! I couldn't help it! I had to go partisan on ya. I'd love to see a blue Missouri though.

Ok, yeah, now this is negating all the youtubing I did, so I'm going to stop thinking about it. Stevie to the rescue!

(UPDATE: as reported by my kid sister, direct quote from Stevie at the Dem Natn'l Convention, "i love you, you all need to know, that i love you, i love obama, i love you.")

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