Monday, October 27, 2008

A Nice Fall Day

Yesterday was a nice day, a little chilly but sunny. Kaz, Max, and I took the opportunity to spend some time at the rocket park playground and soccer field. Zach stayed home with Momma. We then came home and had a picnic lunch outside, and Zach joined his brothers on the front walkway.

Zach at the Big Table with His Brothers

Zach (right) wanted to sit at the big table and eat lunch with his brothers Max (left) and Kaz (center), so, of course, we obliged. He did pretty well, though we're not inclined to let him continue since he's still in the throwing mode.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Terri and her sister Anna just left to go to the opening of another art show where Terri is showing three photographs. It's called Halloweird, and it's in a temporary gallery in Old North St. Louis. The opening is tonight, but the show runs through November 19. There are only 33 artists showing works, and few of the ones we saw last night at the installation were photographs. So if anyone is in town on Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., you should stop by the gallery and see her photographs. As you can see, she's showing Grim Reaper 93 and Friend in Need, but this time you can see the entire Friend in Need photograph--it's really a remarkable photograph. The other piece, A Walk in the Park, is from her last trip to Italy. As you can tell I'm very excited about all of this. The gallery is located at 2718/2720 North 14th Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63107. If you're in town let us know, and we'll go to the gallery with you.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Jack the Ripper Art Show and Halloween Party

Terri and I went to the art show last night to see how they hung her three photographs. When we arrived they informed her that one of her photos (Friend in Need) had already sold! How sweet is that?! She got a pretty good spot for her photos right next to an entrance/exit door connecting two large warehouse rooms. I think Terri's photos were head and shoulders above the rest of the artists that were showing, but maybe I'm a little biased. One of the more interesting pieces in the show was a set of four freaky statues (see below). We hung around for a little more than an hour, then we went for dessert at a restaurant in Webster. Keep us posted if you know of any art shows in your area.

Front Yard Project: Phase 2 Completion

I finished the stone walkway up from the driveway on Saturday. We'll see how things settle. I may need to reset a few of the stones, but not until the spring. Now we just need to find a nursery with a couple flats of vinca so we can get them in the ground before winter. That may need to wait until spring, too.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Front Yard Project: Phase 1 Completion; Phase 2 Initiation

We finished the stone walkway up to the house from the street (Phase 1), and now we're starting on the walkway to the driveway (Phase 2). We took out the old stepping stones, removed the sod, and are waiting for Bill to bring us his tiller. What fun, eh? Oh, we also had three yards of soil delivered on Saturday. Now I need to find a place for all of the dirt!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Terri's First Art Show

What: Jack the Ripper's Halloween Art Show and Party (120 years: 1888-2008)

When: Saturday, October 18, 2008 (7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.)

Where: Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio Ave., St. Louis, Missouri

Pieces to be Shown: Friend in Need, Weep for Me, Grim Reaper 93

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hi Uncle Greg!

Kaz and Max ate lunch this afternoon in their swing set that Uncle Greg helped to build a year and a half ago. They had a great time. Thanks Uncle Greg!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Front Yard Project

I thought I'd post a few photographs of what we're doing with the walk up to our house. I broke up the old concrete sidewalk and am about to bring in some soil to set these stones into. Hopefully the vinca will fill in around the stones over the next year or so. We've also painted the rail up the concrete stairs green, and we're adding that same green paint to the steps into the house and some of the trim around the screen porch.