city of lakes/state of hockey

Lake Nokomis. Our lake in the City of Lakes. Sawyer & Zola take swimming lessons at the beach. It’s our usual running track, part of the bike route, a favorite place to grab ice cream. The lakes figure large in our recreation during all seasons; it’s part of who we are.

And so the kayaks, canoes & paddleboats wait their turns while the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships take center stage. There are dogs and babies and still plenty of bikes. Kids on the swingset and on ice skates. No matter how cold (or hot) it gets, how hard it snows (or rains), there will be thousands of people at, in, on & around the lake any day of the year. It’s part of what I love about us.

blog011815_pondhockey17/365: us pond hockey championships, lake nokomis

All Aboard: Final Hours on Kickstarter

Today is the final day of my Kickstarter campaign in support of my first solo gallery exhibition.

I’m thrilled to announce that I reached my project goal last night. I feel incredibly blessed and relieved!

If you still want to be part of the fun and claim an artful reward visit my Kickstarter project page to become a backer.

! 15 HOURS TO GO !

Thank you to every single backer who helped me reach my goal!

I’ll post the final gratitude list after the campaign wraps up TONIGHT at 11:59pm Central Time.

passing the hat

Hi there. I know I’ve been a very distant blog friend lately. It’s been a very hectic year so far and not showing any signs of slowing down. That said, I miss this space and I have been thinking about how to resuscitate it in the new year.

I’m showing up today to tell you about my first solo exhibition opening in just THREE WEEKS. Oh, yikes. I have a lot to do…Here’s a little taste of what I’m putting together:

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Do you want to hear something funny? I haven’t told anyone this yet – The title of the show is actually “everyday extraordinary” but after I created the graphics, and the slideshow and the Kickstarter project I realized I’d reversed the title on EVERYTHING. So, we’re off and running with ‘Extraordinary Everyday’.

If you know me, you understand that while this reversal may seem like a small mistake, a nuance really, it is like a piece of sand in the shoe of my rather particular writer’s brain 🙂

Anyway, solo shows are exciting and important and also expensive. This is where the hat passing comes in.

I am running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production costs for the show by pre-selling prints – many of these images are available in limited editions for the first time.

If you follow the blog, you will see many familiar images in the show, hopefully some of  your favorites.

Please VISIT my KICKSTARTER PROJECT PAGE to see my project video,  watch a SLIDESHOW preview of the exhibition, learn more about the show and become a backer. Also, if you’d share the project with friends by posting to your blog or social media, that would be amazing.

My goal is $3,000 to produce 30-40 framed exhibition prints and travel to the gallery to install the show and attend the opening reception. As of this post, the project is 35% funded with 8 days to go. The deadline to contribute is Friday, August 8th.

Thanks for checking out the project and for the interest and support you’ve always shown me. I look forward to sharing new pictures and connecting with you more in the near future. – Terra

 

minneapolis craft’za

Well, I think it’s safe to say that my 2013-edition 365 project is pretty much dead at this point. It was a good run and I created tons of new pictures and stumbled onto two new bodies of work I’m excited about. The latter part of the year has become jam-packed with art fairs, volunteer opportunities, freelance gigs, and family stuff. I’ll get back to shooting & sharing regularly but maybe not in the near, near future…

I am posting today, however, not to apologize but to invite you to my latest indie art & craft fair happening tomorrow, Saturday November 16th from 10-5. It’s called CRAFT’ZA and is presented by the same folks who put on CRAFTSTRAVAGANZA in the spring. There will be demos, food trucks, and approximately 60 makers inside the historic Grain Belt Bottling House atrium. Warm, cozy, and brimming with creativity! Sounds tempting, right?

I will be previewing some new items and I’ll have holiday cards, stone tile coasters, wood blocks and calendars – all fantastic gifts. If you can’t make it tomorrow, I’ll be gradually stocking up my Etsy shop with all these items, too!

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nokomis urban craft fair

I’ve had this on my calendar for THE WRONG SATURDAY for about a month. Thanks to Arty Didact for setting me straight. Glad I found out today and not next Friday!!

In any case, it’s a great little art fair right in my neighborhood, I’ll be there (with lots of new designs), and it’s happening NEXT SATURDAY, November 2nd. I hope you locals can make it!

Nokomis Craft Fair Poster

09.08.13 large simple shapes

Sawyer and Zola got their first taste of printmaking at the Minneapolis Monarch Festival at Lake Nokomis.  ArtOrg was on hand with supplies, volunteers, and a STEAMROLLER, of course! This is Zola’s print, half inked. Conceptualizing the design, the fact that the lines & details you drew on your block wouldn’t show, proved difficult for many…

blog090813_zolasprint251/365: zola’s block gets inked

08.31.13 coming attractions

If you are anywhere near Minneapolis, please join us for the opening of ‘Meditation & Medium’ a joint solo show (with Antony Lakey) featuring many pieces I haven’t shown before (including favorites like this one). The show is at the Coffman Memorial Union Gallery on the University of Minnesota campus (my alma mater). Reception 6-8pm. The more the merrier. There will be food 🙂

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08.27.13 school days

The first day of school is more bittersweet now that I’m a parent. When I was a kid, I was always excited to start a new school year. Now, time seems to move too fast. Summer is a blur.  While I’m excited for the new, I sometimes wish I could press ‘pause’ and just take it all in for a while.

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08.14.13 aesthetic utilities

I’m excited to be part of two current public art initiatives – in Minneapolis and Mankato – that will turn unsightly utility boxes into works of art. Love this type of civic initiative!

This is what the proposal/design layouts look like. Someday, when the boxes are complete, I’ll post photographs of the finished work!

Nokomis Piers: one of  12 designs selected by the City of Minneapolis for the utility box wrap project.

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Wet Paint: recently chosen by CityArt Mankato as one of 10 designs kicking off the first phase of its Traffic Signal Mural Project.

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Stay tuned for more art in public places and keep an eye out for art coming to a street corner near you 🙂