In the Winds

Youth Fishing Challenge
April 25, 2011, 10:21 pm
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Check out a fun website I designed for a fundraising fishing tournament in Alexandria. Better yet….sign up for the tournament and go fishing!

Type in Motion Part II
April 7, 2011, 9:29 pm
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Another Type in Motion Project!

Type In Motion
February 14, 2011, 9:41 pm
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I am currently taking a class at MCTC called “Type in Motion.” This is my first project. The assignment was to create a 30 second intro/ad about an upcoming Type in Motion conference/event. We are using Adobe After Effects as the tool of choice. Its becoming a pretty fun toy!

Red Mountain Music
February 6, 2011, 4:26 am
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I been listening to this group a lot lately. They redo old hymns in a beautiful folk-americana style. Listen online to their latest album called All Things New.

1920’s Party
January 31, 2011, 2:29 am
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These are some photos from a recent 1920’s-themed party at our home. The idea was born soon after Liz found a book published in the early 1920’s called 255 Parlor Games. We thought it would be fun to do something a little different for her birthday this year. So we found some appropriate attire from a  few vintage clothing stores, put on some old jazz music, and had a lovely night of raucous 1920’s parlor games.  The evening began with a wonderful meal made by Liz. It was a delicious pork roast and raspberry sauce with mashed potatoes and green beans. The evening ended with gigantic peanut butter pretzel brownies and apple crisp.

The 20's Crew (hungry and eager for dinner)

Eric and Liz


Billy and Marta

Josh and Heidi

Daniel showing off his acting skills in a charades-like game that the parlor games book called "Dumb Crambo." Josh was impressed.

Sarah traversing through an invisible obstacle course. Yay parlor games.

Mill City Area Shots
January 18, 2011, 4:29 am
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Looking at remnants of the old mill at Mill City Museum

Outside Mill City Museum

Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis

Warehouse District, Minneapolis

These are a few photographs I took earlier this winter when Liz and I went to the Mill City Museum. After the tour we walked and drove around the river in the old warehouse district.

January 7, 2011, 1:42 am
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Let me preface by saying to my fellow designers that I may be 2 years behind  on this one. (note: 2 human years = 10 web designer years).  I just stumbled onto  a site/app called Ember. It is a source for designers to have a community of shared inspiration.

Now, I know there have been sites like deviant and even flickr for that matter that you could argue serve the same purpose. But once you check it out, you’ll know the difference within 20 seconds. As I cruise through other similar sites I find it too random and disorganized. For instance I can search 100 examples of Texture Web Design. Bippity. Boppoty Boom. Inpired.

Anyway, I’m not going to give a full explanation of what it does and how it’s awesome. But if you like to cruise the web for design inspiration please check out Ember.

Happy New Year
January 2, 2011, 4:32 am
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Merry Christmas
December 23, 2010, 9:38 pm
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trying to find the sidewalk after the Snownami.

This was a lot less dangerous than it looks

October 23, 2010, 3:26 pm
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Here is another beautiful film I randomly found on vimeo. Great cinematography.  Warning: Hide your passport. You will be filled with a strong desire to travel.