Monday, August 10, 2009
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
I did a photo shoot of a 3 1/2 week old baby girl named Ava the other day and LOVED it! I added a few sneek peek shots below, but to see more samples of our photogaphy, please visit Mtvrdikphotography. For booking, e-mail Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith & Mike
Sunday, May 31, 2009
We had fajita, tacos, and delicious sides.
The fun bags for the kiddos.
Johnathan with his Daddy
His Mommy and her Robot head.
Gift openening lurkers
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Not only do they need daily (not hourly) but just once a day votes, they need new voters to move on, so ask everyone you know to participate and vote for "The Associate"! I mean come on you forward those jokes and cutesy stories and this could really benefit some real people's lives, including MY nephew! :D All you do is sign up at the link below. (you won't get spammed, I promise) it is no scarier that getting an e-mail account.
Make sure you are signed in and Then click the word "idol" in the left menu. Then on the right side of "The Associate" click where it says: Click To Voting Poll/Comment thread.
Then vote where it says you are a fan. Simple as that, do that one day til June 7th.
Note:The formatting of these comic panel is not the actual format I had to chop it up to be able to put in on my blog.
I've included an interesting writing from Michael about the backstory below:[I thought I'd give our fans and readers a little backstory info on the abandoned hospital seen in this portion of our story. The building in question is an actual historical site that is still standing.:The Fergus Falls state hospital for the insane in Fergus Falls, MN. We actually chose this particular abandoned asylum solely for the fact that it is in our homebase state of Minnesota. But as went about doing research for the story we became aware that the building at Fergus Falls is from a group of hospitals built around the turn of the century (roughly) that are all based on a similar design scheme and architectural layout.
From the internet "All across the United States stand great buildings erected in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as hospitals (or asylums) for the mentally ill. There used to be more; many have fallen under the wrecking ball. Few of those that remain are still in use; the rest are abandoned, falling prey to the elements and lack of upkeep. The thing that these imposing, eerie, typically Gothic-style buildings have in common is that they were all designed after the plan of pioneering psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride."
So we discovered that were MANY such hospitals scattered across the country. We've been able to include this bit of real life into our narrative in a very serendipitous turn of events. It's these sort of happy accidents and lucky connections that spring up during our creative process that never ceases to amaze me!
Fun stuff! More to come!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This photo was taken as a custom request series with flute and butterflies as the theme. It went out and shot two seperate days, one day was by my work in downtown minneapolis. The other was at the como zoo butterfly garden. We made it a family day and Mike and Maya came with and we had fun following butterfiles around inside the tent. I had fun photographing a flute since it is an instrument that is often ignored. The lady is was created for ended up needing the money for a family emergency and never bought any prints, so today's purchase was special to me. :)
The person that purchased the "The Flute Rocks" 8x10 print is giving it as a gift. She said, "Great picture! It will make a wonderful gift to a graduating flute student!"
In addition todays and yesterday's print purchases are helping autism research!!! Check the right column of my blog right below the followers (are you a follower yet?) to keep track of how much has been raised through the month. You can add to the amount raised by purchasing anything from either Mtart or Stormtrooper1 shops. 20% in May is being donated to Austismspeaks.org. :D
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I just wanted to let you know that Walgreens has a mother's day promotion today and today only for a free 8x10. You just enter the promo code "Mother" in the check out and you pay nothing. :) Have fun with it!
My pick was a photo taken a little over a year ago, last April of my daughter looking out the front window of the house we used to own. It is the house she was born in (well she was born at a hospital, but you know what I meant) so the photo has a lot of meaning to me, personally. I really like how it turned out. :)