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238/365: aisle closed

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The horse shows – specifically the draft horse team competitions – are easily my top entertainment at the Minnesota State Fair. But it’s possible I love the behind-the-scenes part as much as the show itself.

I always wish I was a horse person, moving with familiar ease among the gentle giants. Braiding their manes with ribbons or just standing close enough to feel their awesome power and catch a good whiff of horse scent mingled with leather.

I always wish I was a horse person.

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08.25.13 live action

Tough to choose a picture from the 8+ hour Minnesota State Fair EXTRAVAGANZA but this shot captures one of my favorite, most exhilarating moments of the day. We attended the Birds of Prey show  at the DNR building with John A. Karger from Last Chance Forever. The kids and I are sitting on the ground at John’s feet; this vulture flew so close over our heads that we felt the wind from his wings. It was a little scary and totally thrilling.

blog082513_birdsofpreyshow237/365: john a. karger with volunteer and vulture

04.14.13 craftstravaganza

Yesterday I got to scope out my digs for the upcoming CRAFTSTRAVAGANZA! (say it loud with lots of reverb). I’m really excited to be part of this big, indie craft fair at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul. Consider yourself invited! The big day is Saturday, May 11 from 10am to 5pm. I’ll be rolling out new work and new items including wood-mounted prints.

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop and say hi. I’d love to see you.

blog041413_progressctr104/365: progress center, state fairgrounds