Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hungry Cellar 10-25-08

A very special evening. Its thrilling to see the reward of days of planning, shopping, cooking, shlepping tables & chairs, ironing tablecloths, etc. take place before your very eyes. I love the way food and wine open up new possibilities for conversation, connection and resonance. Becca's words were thoughtful, provoking and revealing. Suzannah's music.....well, it sorta breaks my heart how beautiful it is. really. thanks for everyone's support. We've got a good thing going.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Recent Shooting: A photography exhibition

This weekend my photo show opened at the Percolator Gallery in Lawrence. I take photographs all the time but don't ever really consider it one of my mediums when I describe who I am/what I make. So it was great to team up with 2 other photographers and hang some pics on the wall. The opening was a festive event....lots of people showed up to share art, beer and conversation. Taking photos is a way to document existence. Shooting visual reminders of ordinary moments is my way to focus on the beauty that surrounds me and holds me up even when life snaps its scary jaws.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

mi familia

A couple weekends ago my parents and Haley came to visit. I love how much my parents and my niece are real pals. They really do get along famously. I had a big catering gig but they had agreed prior to their arrival that they would gladly pitch in and help out. I couldn't have done it without them. Well, of course i COULD have, but it wouldn't have been nearly as much fun or stress-free. Mom helped with all kinds of tasks...peeling pears, baking cookies, flower arranging, and most appreciated was the washing of numerous sinkfuls of dirty dishes. Dad trimmed and chopped vegetables, and ran errands to pick up rental stuff, bread, etc. Aaron filled in all the gaps. Haley DJ'd the entire operation. It was a great success.