May 18, 2012

Mirror Mirror

The Inlander's Volume Block Party is coming up June 1st. It should be a pretty crazy event. $5 ($10 at the door), 38 bands, 6 venues. They asked a bunch of local artists to design posters for their top 'Bands to Watch'. I love a new challenge.

My poster is for the kick ass local band, Mirror Mirror. Their music seems a mix of dark and romantic - with a lonesome feel. This is quite a change from my hearts and bumble bees. It was a nice excuse to try something different. What do you think - did I get it? I had the final poster printed professionally on metallic photography liquid diamonds my friends.
Spokanites - make sure and check out the poster show at Brew's on Washington during the month of June. I hear they look pretty fantastic all together!

May 15, 2012

Lady Areli

A friend asked me to photograph her apartment for her. It's her first place all to herself without any roommates - and it is perfect. We also decided to take some portraits of her (she's such a cutie). It's been a while since I've done an interior shoot - it was a bit reminiscent of my college days.

Here is just a peek - they turned out lovely...

May 09, 2012

Home Grown

My wife Jacinda is a magical doer. I don't post about her often because she is shy, and likes her privacy. However, she is most boast worthy.

I found a photo I uploaded to facebook in 2010. Our entire yard was grass and two rotting 100 year old trees. Now just two years later it's been transformed by one very diligent lady. It's completely landscaped and includes clover, gardens, flower beds, fruit trees, rock walls, chicken pens, broken cement walkways, and a very cozy fire pit/social area out back. We're even hosting a wedding for some dear friends at our place in a couple months!

Our Garden:
We are up to 11 raised beds now. The triangle one is my favorite! Jacinda figured out an extremely inexpensive method using cedar fence boards, and has been teaching our friends to build them too. (I plan to work with her and illustrate a 'how-to' for sharing at some point.)

I asked Jacinda to write a list of the things we are growing (so far) this year in our yard. We live in the city - but it's a mini urban homestead for sure...complete with pet chickens and all.

The Perennials...
Fuji apple tree, gala apple tree, fruit cocktail tree (graft of plum, plumcot, nectarine), vanessa grapes, frontenac gris grapes, raspberries, rhubarb, horseradish, marionberries, asparagus, willamette hops, mount hood hops, aronia berry, goji berry, strawberry, jerusalem artichoke, lavender, and mint.

The Regular Garden (and she's not finished)...
German butterball potatoes, sweet potatoes, french filet beans, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprout, artichoke, kale, peas, red onion, yellow onion, walla walla onion, hard neck garlic, lettuce, spinach, sunflowers, early girl tomato, roma tomato, zucchini, acorn squash, yellow squash, tobacco, carrots, beets, sweet corn, and a cornucopia of herbs for cooking and drying.

I can't even tell you how delightful this year will be - sneaking out to harvest fresh ingredients for homegrown meals.

She amazes me.
...And now has properly been boasted about!