Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fun in the SD sun last summer

Was looking around for an old file and found these! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


So in my not so free free time this is what i've been up to......close up of my new fav, happens to be repainted and actually turned out way better then i thought it would

my helpers.....

This is the pile of things that need to be painted still - AHHH

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Livin the dream at the great mn get together!

My college roommate's family owns and operates several snowcone stands at the MN State Fair. I have been helping out the past five years perfecting my snowcone making skills. Mind you most of my co-workers are in high school (except for Grandma of course) making snow cones at 27 could be considered a career path.?. That's right folks since 1947 this stand has been here, by the way, that's back in the day when they hand shaved the blocks of ice and farmers still actually came to the fair. It was a few fun filled days that I actually got to see one of my good friends from college.

and now for a video on how to properly make a snowcone!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Hello Design Booth at the 2010 Watertown Art Festival

What a great event for Hello Design's paintings first indoor event. What an amazing space at the Goss Opera House! Great facility to have filled with brilliant artists. We had to opportunity to meet lots of great peoples and artists alike! Thanks everyone for coming out and making it a great experience

Friday, August 13, 2010

2010 Watertown Art Fest

Recently I've had the awesome opportunity to work with one of the most amazing designers I know. We have been working side by side in her 8' office ("closet"), literally side by side. We make jokes that our minds are connected and we no longer need to talk to each other cause we hare always thinking the same thing. I've always admired her "lets get this done" attitude and am always astonished by her final design projects. This project was a complicated task: I was to design a piece that wasn't too far off the design of last year, matched the current branding, marketed a business not the event itself, told of all the weekend events, and get it approved my two of my most esteemed. Oh gosh. Here are a few of the pieces I was tasked with designing.... and they would not have came out this way without Lisa's help. Do go check out the sweet website Lisa made for the Goss Opera House.

Friday, August 6, 2010

the love of my life

the first love of my life. by far the most beautiful horse I've ever seen. it's taken me awhile to post these since we had to put him to sleep this spring. Fortunately I took these photos last summer, but its taken me a long time to be able to look at them without crying too much to see the screen. Oddly enough it was sort of a miracle that I have these photos anyway cause pony was deathly afraid of cameras. I think the flash always freaked him out and he associated the sound of the shutter with the bright light. My mom accidentally took a photo inside the barn once and the flash went off while he was still in. He freaked out made a huge scene and ran out. For the rest of the day he stood outside the door giving her the stare of death. Ahhhh funny old cranky man stories. Ok here's the photos before I start crying....

my roommate and best friend

He's actually kind of handsome in these photos, I'm not really sure how that happened. Normally I think he's rather bothersome. Anyways, he needed some photos of himself ranching to send in to The Nature Conservancy for an article they did on him. Oddly enough we met one summer when we both had seasonal jobs at The Nature Conservancy. It is truly an amazing organization and I highly recommend checking them out.

He just happened to have the dog along so we figured we'd put him in the shot too. However as you can see it took awhile to get the two both looking, cows you know so distracting.