Bread & Puppet

Last weekend I visited the Bread & Puppet Museum in Glover, VT. It is such a beautiful and inspirational experience. I have not been there in years. I was introduced to Bread and Puppet in college by a good friend Brynna Tucker. She is a fantastic artist living in Brooklyn NY. Check her out on twitter @stlvlinitiative. Bread & Puppet is one of the oldest non-profit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the U.S. I went to The Pageant of Bread and Puppet in 1998. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Although B&P is not having the annual pageant it’s good to see they are still lively as ever and performing all over. If you get a chance check them out. Here are some pics from the museum. Enjoy!

for the dogs

Last weekend I was up in Vermont (again). It was snowy and cold, a perfect time for sled dog racing. I’ve never seen a sled dog race; I found it fascinating. Although I struggled with seeing the dogs tied up, they seemed like they were so happy once they started running; it was as if it was their purpose. I captured some images. I wish you could have heard them all barking, but I’m sure you can imagine. Enjoy!

Inspiration

Inspiration, move me brightly. light the song with sense and color; Hold away despair, more than this I will not ask. Faced with mysteries dark and vast, statements just seem vain at last. Some rise, some fall, some climb, to get to terrapin.

This past weekend I was up visiting Vermont again… I can’t get the song Terrapin station out of my head. It may seem cliché to some to sit by a campfire and listen to the Grateful Dead but it was my inspiration this week. Enjoy some images from one of my favorite places on earth.

Bachelor Party Invites and the Simpsons

I guess it’s uncommon to send invitations for a Bachelor party? Apparently guys don’t need invitations; we somehow have the ability to know when and where a party is? I get that feeling based on all the flack I’m getting from my guy/girl friends. But being a type A graphic designer there was no option. I designed my brother’s bachelor party invites and sent them out today. I was so happy to find that the USPS just released the 44 cent Simpsons’ stamps! I think these stamps are the perfect accompaniment to my brother’s bachelor party invitation – 1. because he loves the Simpsons – 2. it makes it a little less “girly”, I guess?

Bachelor Party Invite

Bachelor Party Invite

Simpson's Stamps

Simpsons Stamps

We shined!

Well, at least for a day. Thank you to everyone that helped clean Chester Square Park on Saturday, April 25 as part of Boston Shines. There was a great turnout and I don’t think the neighborhood has looked this good since I moved here. Saturday provided an opportunity to meet a lot of great people who live in my neighborhood. The newly designed CSANA letterhead (see previous post) I created and hand delivered last weekend which promoted Boston Shines seemed to make a real impact. I received a 12% response, which is excellent in terms of direct mailing. I hope everyone enjoyed helping out on Saturday and hope one day’s substantial efforts continue to make a long term difference that keeps Chester Square Park and the entire city of Boston shining!