Saturday, October 27, 2012

Have you seen my baseball?

...Or my Tigers?

Calling for Miggy and the Tigs to take the next three at home! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012


The last day of ArtPrize was actually the first chance I had to really take a look.  Laura and I met her family for breakfast and some graps art.  It was a great way to celebrate her mother's birthday.  

Our first stop was the GRAM, which had not yet opened.  We were wrapped around the building at the end of a huge line, when a guard told us the wait would be over an hour once we got inside.  We nearly bolted.  Within 5 minutes, the line was moving.  15 minutes after that we were in front of the winner. Elephants.  

Yes, it's a similar concept to the pencil sketch Cavalry by Chris LaPorte that won two years ago.  

There was quite the story being told.  You could focus on a square foot for minutes and still miss something.

Speaking of Chris LaPorte... he was back with another amazing display of patience.  

Origami created to cast shadow silhouettes of actual people.  Not great from afar, but pretty cool up close.  

Side note:  When I was young my forehead and chin were equal with my nose.

Laura's fav.  

Not ArtPrize, but made me think of the Breakdancer.

The Gerald R. Ford Museum is one of my favorite places to explore in Graps, though I've found it's almost the children's answer to the BOB during ArtPrize.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Art Prize

Visiting the New Hammfamm Home

Big thanks to the Hammfamm for hosting us last weekend.  We enjoyed the perfect fall weather and relaxing family time in the new pad. We look forward to many more visits to come!

take me to your leader

Random Summer Fun

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chicago fun

 Laura and I traveled to Chicago for a friends wedding which happened to be a cruise out on the lake.  The wedding took place on the top of the boat and despite being on the lake, it was insanely hot.  

Navy Pier as we head out 

 Though I lived in Chicago for many years, I've never seen the city from the lake before.  It was really cool watching the sun set behind the buildings.

Laura and the Odyssey II

There was an after party at Lucky Strike.  

On the way back to Michigan we decided to stop of at the Journeyman Distillery to taste some whiskey

Anything with Buggy whip in it's name works for me