arrivals & departures.

some words about moving around.

Month: March, 2013

goodbye winter!

My iphone 4s lets me pretend i’m a professional photographer! No actual skills needed (lets not even get into the dubious perks of instagram)!

Here, on the first day it actually feels like SPring in Iowa City, are some last patterns of winter…

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some ink

As the Spring semester presses on I continue to get more and more confused about how I want to express my ideas with my art…and I feel more and more relieved that I signed up for a three-year grad program instead of a two. Even though I’m confused I’m not to stressed yet- I still feel like I have time to experiment and try different things before I settle into my MA/MFA. I’m going to start publishing my little art forays here soon. I thought I would start out with a conglomeration of one of my favorite parts of printmaking- mixing ink! (Apologies to those of you on instagram-as you see this all the time already.)

another arrival

The photos in this post are actually Chicago, IL to Cedar Rapids, IA {November 2012}. The previous flight into Iowa was actually Des Moines (now corrected). I’m pretty sure the river seen below is my own adopted Iowa River. I get absurdly excited when I can recognize geography and landmarks from a plane when I’m more familiar with viewing them from the ground. It is surprisingly¬†difficult.

Art in Milwaukee

Art and some miscellaneous¬†geeky printmaking equipment I saw in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 2013 Southern Graphics Council International Conference. I apologize for the lack of artist names. I wasn’t doing a very good job gathering label information for later crediting on this trip. SGC conferences ALWAYS tend to give you image overload/burnout by the third day.

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Crossing the Mississippi

I haven’t quite figured out why but crossing the Mississippi River makes me feel a little odd-in a good way. I did not realize this until last summer, at the age of 25 when I crossed it by car for the first time. A combination of its long exploratory and commercial history, its ¬†place in American literature and the thought of how many people and communities it touches on its path to the Gulf Coast is evident every time I drive across. Here are a collection of photos from when I drove across the first time in the Quad Cities, Illinois {Summer 2012}; crossing via train in Burlington, Iowa {Winter 2012}; a visit to Davenport, Iowa {Winter 2013}; and the Quad Cities bridge again on the way to Milwaukee, WI {Spring 2013}.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

THe city of Milwaukee has some awesome architectural history. I spent most of the trip with my camera in the air, taking photos of buildings from obscure angles and having friends lead me “acrossed” busy intersections. If anyone can identify these or share interesting facts please feel free.

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My Iphone has a panoramic application and I love it.

You can take awesome Panoramic photos in both warm weather and cold. Apple makes it fail proof. Here are a few from Ft Myers Beach, FLorida; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Davenport Iowa.

Ft Myers Beach

Ft Myers Beach

Ft Myers Beach- the Pier

Ft Myers Beach- the Pier

Ft Myers Beach-sunny

Ft Myers Beach-sunny

Ft Myers Beach

Ft Myers Beach

Ft Myers Beach- not so sunny

Ft Myers Beach- not so sunny

Ft Myers Beach

Ft Myers Beach

Milwaukee River Walk

Milwaukee River Walk

Milwaukee River Walk

Milwaukee River Walk

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Milwaukee- Lake Michigan Waterfront

Milwaukee River Walk

Milwaukee River Walk

Mississippi River at Davenport, IA

Mississippi River at Davenport, IA

and omg! wordpress has updated since i’ve been gone!

since its so easy peasy now, i’ll throw up some more photos.

Charlotte, NC > Ft Meyers Beach, FL
{jan. 2013}

…and it’s been so long.

2nd attempt at being a semi-regular “blogger” starts today. starting slow again with some photos of what the blog was actually named after.

Chicago to Cedar Rapids Des Moines, IA

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