Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Champagne Parties and Hot Summer Dreams

Hello Lovelies!

It's been awhile since my last post, but I'm back from St. Louis and ready to create more great things for you to enjoy! While in St. Louis (which was 95 degrees and sunny the entire time), I went to an opening at a great little letter press studio downtown called Firecracker Press. Not only do they have wonderful pieces of letter pressed work; boxes, cards, posters, signs, they also talked all about the presses themselves and gave demonstrations! Being a graphic designer by trade (and consequently a big fan of letter press), I was fascinated by all of this. Now I'm on a mission to save up some dough for the prints I love. If you're ever in the area, stop by; they're really nice.

I also took a ton of pictures both for fun and for the shop so expect fresh things in the coming weeks! Here are some shots of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the Loop and the City Museum (which is a repository and safe house for all of the architectural detail that gets torn off of buildings in St. Louis when they're demoed.) Apparently, they have lofts in the museum and I would give my eye teeth to live there! Sigh.


Most importantly, the fundraiser for Susan G. Komen (the whole reason I went to St. Louis) was a success! Over $3,000 was raised for the 3-day walk next month down in Boston which helps out a great cause.

Oh, while I was away, my Nocturnal Garden James Bond illustration was featured on the Halter Hotties blog. The whole post was about James Bond, one of my favorite characters in literature, so of course, I was flattered.


Let's wrap up with some news, shall we Kiddies? Did you read about the teen in Colorado who was caught with 53 very small baby birds in his bedroom?! Apparently, his mom went in and found 53 birds that he had "confiscated" from nests all over his neighborhood. It's not clear WHY he did this and unfortunately 40 out of the 53 died as a result. The rest are being cared for at a local shelter. Talk about a teen who needs a hobby or a job. What's next? Stray cats? What the...?

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

5 comments:

Chrisy said...

...those floating glass sculpture are magical...let's hope they're getting some professional help for that bird napper....

cabin + cub said...

Great photos!... sounds like you had a good trip!
Ohh, I have never been to a Big Boy Burger... they don't have those up here...will have to venture to find one one day.

The Stapelia Company said...

Yes, we'll hope for professional help for that kid Chrisy. And I've never been to a Big Boy Burger either, this was at the city museum. They're pretty good from what I've heard.

Beth said...

That is *much* weirder than stray cats... and I see why you'd want a loft there so much! Neeeeat!

Mike's Hemp Bracelets said...

Awesome pics!!!