Visiting THE HUB – ArtPrize 2012

I stopped by the HUB today to pick up my artist name badge and swag bag. This is the second year that this building has been the HUB, but this year they have added an entire outdoor lounge where the street normally is. This is the center of all things ArtPrize. You register to vote here, shop for all of your ArtPrize goodies here, and also this is where they display the winning piece of art from last year. Let the fun begin. It is ArtPrize again. I can seriously feel the buzz of energy in this fine city of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Installing for ArtPrize

The work is done and installed. Thanks to my husband and daughter for helping out. Starting Wednesday come and see at the Ledyard Building next to the Post Office on Monroe Center across from the Art Museum.

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Post 100! A Photo and a Winner

Congrats to fellow blogger Maarten! You are the winner of my 100th posting celebration drawing. I’ll be in touch about sending you your fabrikate field notes book, as well as the button trio. Thank you to everyone else who has also left me a comment or like. Between my various social media places I had a nice pile of names to draw from.

It is Friday, and it is my 100th post. Lets celebrate with an early morning photo.

Post 97, Ladies Literary Club, continued…

I want to apologize to all of my blog land buddies for my absence. I have been trying to juggle a whole lot of craziness lately. I thought today I’d post another photo from the Ladies Literary Club I took back at the end of May. The first photo got a very positive response from all of you. I hope, hope, hope to get out more in the next week or so to resume my daily(ish) posting from around my fair city of Grand Rapids.

Also, we are only 3 more posts away from my 100th blog posting! That means you still have time to leave me a like or a comment on any of my pages (facebook, twitter, wordpress, tumblr, web site) and I’ll enter you in a chance to win one of my photographer’s field notebooks and a set of my snazzy fabrikate pin trios. If you haven’t yet seen these items, check out my web site at http://www.fabrikateshop.com. The winner will be announced at the beginning of my 100th blog posting.

Giveaway Time!

I am very close to my 100th post, and I am welcoming my new tumblr buddies! So let’s celebrate by giving away one of my field notebooks along with my trio of snazzy pins. Leave me a comment or give me a ‘like’, and I’ll draw from the list randomly. I will announce the winner for my 100th post.

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My field notebook for the analog lover in all of us.

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Pins are for EVERYone.

The Grand River at Fulton

Mindfulness is a philosophy I try to live my life by.

Today was one of those very hectic days where my mind was consumed with my work and looming deadlines. I had to make a run to Kinkos for one last minute errand, so I decided to wait outside while the work was completed. It was my moment to try to regain some mindfulness. I took a look at the river and found this:

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It was probably one of those things you had to be there for, but to me it was a nice surprise and reward for making time to enjoy the moment.