sometimes I do what I got to do.

sometimes I do what I want to do.
sometimes when I got to do what I want to do – it’s the same damn thing.

Friday, March 11, 2011

under construction...

I just wanted to let you know that the blog may be down for a little bit while I attempt to design my own website... Wish me luck  :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I tracked this package from Ohio -  until it reached my porch around 10:45 yesterday morning..

Thank you UPS. 

I miss her.

We were supposed to be friends forever.
We were supposed to take over the world together.

Lately I have been finding myself thinking about her more and more and all I want to do is pick up the phone and call her - BUT I erased her number.
I had to. (I was always the weak one in the relationship)
It is almost as if she was bitten by a snake and I just could NOT let that poison seep anywhere near me. I couldn't leave things to chance - so close to my wedding so I had to tell her good-bye.
I just pray that one day she is able to understand why I said what I said and why I had to do what I did.
It was all out of love.
I think about her all too often and I even keep my thoughts in a small clay pot that she bought me.
I think I love her more now than I ever did - I guess I am secretly hoping that this 'extra' love will create vibrations that will reach her from a distance.
When the time is right, God will allow us to cross paths again..
AND if not - I will continue to wish her nothing but strength, happiness and clarity moving forward.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Event Coverage #1

Santa Claus was very good to me last year.... he got me a new camera :)

Here are a few of my favorite shots from Myra's birthday party this past weekend.


'Something' is off to print...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I finally let it go.

I sent my book to print...I can not wait until I get my printed proof!!!!

(no... the website isn't up yet - that's next :)

MLK Day @ the O.

yes yes - I am a little late...
BUT - better late than never, right?
The Soupers volunteered their services at The Overbrook Arts Center (or the 'O') for a Day of Learning and of Service...

We were asked to pinpoint a few interior projects that volunteers could help complete in order to continue the branding scheme within the space. 
The first order of business is to create a gallery wall on the main side wall within the center... This wall is currently covered with clouds - hand painted by a volunteer artists....
SO SAD - but the majority of those clouds needed to go. Our proposal was to paint the wall white and install sheets of painted homosote to act as a self healing (forgiving) surface for pin-ups, bulletin boards, and art installations in general.

(Yes - I am going to keep a small area of the clouds - to pay homage to the artist :)

I will keep you posted on the progress...

Roadkill Photography

Roadkill Photography

Roadkill Photography

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Gina thinks that I like them because they are purple... 

I don't know - Maybe?

Guys - it was the weirdest thing.

On a Sunday, we were just sitting on the couch - flipping through the stations and we came upon the Newlywed Game. 
It was corny. But cute and quirky - So we said to ourselves.... Hum - we can do that.
So the next day (at lunch) I filled out an on-line application on the production company's web-site and sent it on.... That was THE LONGEST APPLICATION EVER.

But - the application also said to send along a DVD of us...

So I searched on-line and found a g-mail address that appeared to be associated with the game show.. I sent an e-mail inquiring about the process of submitting a DVD and not and hour or so later I got an e-mail back saying - Can you come up to NYC for an on camera interview - to day or tomorrow?

Um - what?

I thought that it was fake.

So I asked Deme about it and he said that we should go for it.
So we did - we drove up there that next night and did an on camera interview. (Ask me about the Bunny Rabbit and the Tiger)
We didn't get to exit 8 on the turnpike before we got a call back saying that we needed to be up there that Thursday for an all day taping.

So we did.

The whole thing happened so fast - It was such a rush......  Now on to St. Croix!  :)


Friday, January 14, 2011

the 'O'

...just like Alice fell through a hole and ended up in Wonderland... 
One day WE walked into a community art center and were granted creative freedom.

Ok - so it wasn't THAT easy... (not to mention if I see the Cheshire cat in one of the trees on the site I may pass out)...but the entire process has been so fluid so far I have no choice BUT to go with the flow.

The Overbrook Arts Center ( or the 'O' as we like to call it...)

"On our way to Wonderful... Is a place called Alright"

 ... That's the tag line for the center and its actually painted on the facade of the building.
Just think about it. 
(On your way to wonderful...)
We are constantly yearning. hoping. praying. for something wonderful. 
But wonderful may not be tangible - right now.
The wonderful that you envision may not even be the best thing for you - but you think about it all the time. You may even dream about it tonight. 
The wonderful that you have concocted in your head may never manifest and ultimately you should understand that God has another plan for you and it is most likely MORE wonderful than you could have ever imagined.

But what about the Now? This 'place' that I am in NOW?
I mean - it's alright, right?

..of course it is... we just need to slow down and actually remember that :)

WE are only at the beginning stages of the re-branding process for the center, but I know and I BELIEVE that this is going to manifest into something great! 

Here are a couple of the flyers WE did for the Open House Event - featuring the NEW logo and brand... 

(I think they came out Alright.)