Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
In about 2000, I started writing an online sci-fi story called THE ADVENTURES OF FLASH MERIDIAN. I'm gearing up to re-publish the project at FLASH MERIDIAN. Anyway, in looking through all those old files, I came across another picture of Heather's 1961 Valiant, "Houston." The car played the part of Celeste Vela (Heather)'s spaceship.
Friday, August 22, 2008
This morning I hung my show of paintings at the Coho Cafe in Tofte, MN. I forgot to take my camera with me, so I'll have to post pictures later. After hanging the show, I rushed back to Grand Marais to work at the Co Op. Long day. Now I'm off to another night doing the play.
I have two pieces of artwork on wtip.org
I have two pieces of artwork on wtip.org
Thursday, August 21, 2008
A while ago, I made a posting called "I let Heather drive my car" and in it, I referred to her '61 Valiant, "Houston." Here's a picture of it behind my 1962 Chrysler (they would never have seen us coming!) Heather has a lot more pictures of the car - she even had her Senior portraits taken with it.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Grand Marais Playhouse offers one more production of the summer season and it's hilarious! "Don't Dress for Dinner," by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon, opens this week at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. Performances are August 21-24 and 28-31, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 under 18. Advance sales available on-line at www.grandmaraisplayhouse.com. Box office opens one hour before each performance. All seating general admission, doors open 30 minutes before curtain. Sunday, August 24 is Donation Day.
"Don't Dress for Dinner" is a farce of mixed-up characters, too many stories and fast thinking. This fast-paced comedy begins with Bernard inviting his mistress for the weekend as his wife is visiting her mother. He also invites his best buddy, Robert, as an alibi. Little did he know his wife was having an affair as well... with Robert so she decides to stay home. Add a creative and enterprising cook who assists with the deceit by playing multiple characters, the mistress who must know play the cook, the cook's angry husband who shows up very confused, and you have the recipe for some great laughs.
The cast includes Kurt Anderson, Jane Burke, Erin Larsen, Joe Kunze, Beth Tidwell, and Tim Young. Directed by Elsa Cornell. This play is very funny and contains mature themes that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I didn't want to lose the original gesture of this portrait by overworking it, so I just touched up her white bib and finished the background. I'm working on a similar portrait of her brother Max, but I'm struggling more with it. I need to come at it again with a clear mind and a fresh approach. Sometimes pictures paint themselves, sometimes it's like beating my head against the wall. When that happens, I need to walk away and give it time. I've picked up paintings that I thought were hopeless, and months or years later, they get completed with out struggle. That's kind of the way life is, isn't it? I guess that's what vacations are for. So during these days before I start my new job, I'm taking advantage of the hours to paint.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I may have posted this picture before, but I don't care. I think it's an awesome picture. OK, so that's Stephen in the stripes, My Dad holding David, My Mom, me in the green shirt, Jonathan in the orange shirt and Mark in the blue shirt. Gotta love my parents' shades. I think Dad said this photo was taken at an airport in Maine. Bangor? And I'm guessing 1967.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
I'm just home on my lunchbreak - it was a very busy morning at the Co Op with it being both Member Appreciation Day and truck day. I'm really looking forward to being done there on Friday! I think it will give me a chance to relax a bit. I've been way too busy this summer, and now, it's slipping away.
I took this picture of Everett at Fisherman's Picnic on Saturday with Heather's iPhone.
Monday, August 04, 2008
My cousin Brian sent this picture to my father who sent it to me today. It was taken when we went back to Maine for my grandmother's funeral. Pictured are Me, my brother Mark, my brother Stephen, my Grandfather, my Dad, and my brother Jonathan. David and Mom were still in Africa at the time.