Friday, June 26, 2009

Love IS Like Magic

Hey All. Our gallery dudes in Brooklyn, Cinders, are having a benefit silent auction & anniversary party this Sunday. We have worked with Cinders since 2003 and as a gallery and as our friends they have been really supportive and awesome. Show them some love if you are in Brooklyn and have a few extra bucks to give to a great space!!! Jeremy and I donated the pieces above: His is called "Southern Comfort" and mine is called "The Shadow Proclamation" (if you know where that comes from, hello fellow nerd! :) )Here's the details from their website, you can also follow the link above to check them out yourself. ,

This Sunday we are having a silent auction benefit for the gallery! We asked a bunch of artists who've shown here over the past 5 years to donate some work and have been humbled with everyone's overwhelming radness. It will be a fun and diverse show that will also help us ring in our 5 year anniversary! With a BBQ on the sidewalk, surprise guest DJs, and spiked lemonade to celebrate summertime(finally), gay pride, great art and 5 more years- lets party!

Love is Like Magic
Sunday June 28th 3-9pm
A Special One Day Silent Auction!

Featuring Richard Colman, Brendan Monroe, Thomas Campbell, A.J. Fosik, Matthew Feyld, Allyson Mellberg, Jeremy Taylor, Ali Aschman, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Diane Barcelowsky, Brian Chippendale, Maya Hayuk, Travis Millard, Jason Mclean, Mike Pare, Josh Slater, Jessie Rose Vala, Noel Friebert, Mel Kadel, Kelie Bowman, Sto, Nick Kuszyk, Mindy Abovitz, Ryan Jacob smith, Suzanne Sattler, Sam McPheeters, Molly Colleen O Connell, and lots more!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Beach Visit

So every year we plant a garden for Jeremy's Mom and this year things are starting out very well. We planted heirloom tomato plants, yellow squash, cilantro, swiss chard, and cucumbers. We will post an "after" picture soon as things have grown tremendously just in the last two weeks! During our visit we are also harvesting bamboo from the forest to make stakes for our tomato plants. This year we have to put up a fence around Mom's garden because they got a puppy (see photos below) her name is Lily, she is very cute, but currently a bit of a monster. Hopefully, she will grow out of it! We also got to see our kitty friends Penelope (its hard to tell but in the pic one of her feet is swollen to twice the size of the other - she is fine but we think she was playing with a bee or snake... she also likes to dig crawfish out of the creek so who knows!) , and of course we are always happy to see our big orange kitty friend, the Fridge. Its so beautiful and magical here, we always see great stuff but we don't always have our cameras with us. We hope you enjoy these little bits of our surroundings, we will try to post more pics of the ocean too! Went for a swim tonight in the first warm water of the season. Absolutely wonderful.

Pungo Animals

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hello Summer!

Well after a few weeks of decompression from the semester it finally feels like summer. We are currently enjoying some beach & family time with Mom. In order to be able to do that Jeremy and I had to do a major overhaul in our garden. We looked up several ways to block out weeds organically (especially the crab grass that has been slowly creeping in) and settled on using hay to define the rows and block out sun from the unwanted plants. Two long days of work later and we are ready to walk away for a few days and let the darn thing grow! Also, check out the beautiful fence that Jeremy built completely from recycled wood. Amongst our few early harvests we got some delicious spinach and spring onions and also some not so delicious but neat wild garlic. Thanks to our friends Alp and Ingrid we also learned that the pretty tree outside of our studio window has edible berries on it. It is a Juneberry or Saskatoon bush. The berries are similar to blueberries in appearance and have a apple-ish flavor with almond flavored seeds. We harvested a ton of them and froze them for later! They had many creeeepy crawlies on them so we had to soak them in grandma's old milk glass bowl, which is where Jeremy got this pretty picture.

More from the beach...