Saturday, June 19, 2010


Epic storm the other night! I was compelled to run around the neighborhood barefoot taking photos of the approaching tornado. I felt like a stormchaser! Actually, it all came to nothing where I was at, but the sky was amazing. Not pictured in the darkened foreground: bowling alley-turned-Latino-church-and-sometimes-car-wash and Mega-Tan-Ultra-Wash (the combination tanning salon/laundromat).

Love you, south Minneapolis!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Viking Einstein & Orphan Annie Earhart

I was in Iowa this weekend for the wedding of my friends Matt & Kate, i.e. Viking Einstein & Orphan Annie Amelia Earhart. Needless to say, there is a story here, most of which is apocryphal at this point. For reasons none of us remember or understand, Matt has been joking since college about getting a Viking Einstein tattoo. Gradually, this has morphed into me just thinking of Matt as Viking Einstein. So when it came time for Matt's wedding to the very awesome Kate, I decided she would definitely need an alter ego to keep the formidable Viking Einstein in check.

And that's Orphan Annie Earhart. She can sing, she can dance, she can fly airplanes! She'll try out new karate moves on you if you get too close! That's what I'm talking about.

The artwork was based loosely on a completely epic photo taken by Kate's photographer friend Alexa, which they used as their wedding invitation. The card at the bottom goes with the artwork, and features Einstein's handwriting. Minus the heart around the = which kind of makes it look like a card for a gay wedding. Oh well, Kate's a self-proclaimed gay man at heart, so I guess it works. Besides, it was Iowa!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Almost a Cucumber Pirate...

Cucumber card for my friend Amanda. She gave me a facial for my unbirthday, which was pretty amazing. I have to say though, I was disappointed by the lack of cucumbers on the eyes...I was really looking forward to being spackled in mud, then cucumbers on the eyes, like some kind of napping garden pirate! But no. Oh well, still awesome. Also awesome? Duotone! (the flip side of the chartreuse is hot pink).