Encouraging News ~ Answered Prayers!
Today I was so encourage to hear the news that Stephanie grows stronger every day and is slowly coming out of her medically induced coma. God has answered prayers and carried Stephanie and Christian in his arms every day since their plane went down on August 16, 2008 in St. John's Arizona, where they were both badly burned, Stephanie over 83 percent of her body, and Christian over 35 percent of his body. The pilot, Doug Kinneard
was also badly burned over 90 percent of his body and died the next day. Please pray for the family he leaves behind, they continue to need our prayers too.
As we wait and pray and anxiously await news of their progress, we are encourage by articles of news about the couple posted here
in the Arizona Republic. For more about Stephanie and Christian and their beautiful children, visit Stephanie's blog, Nie Nie Dialogues
Labels: "Nie Recovery", "Nie Updates", "Stephanie and Christian Nielson"
October Days and Halloween Nights
Is this cat waiting for a huge spider?
Mums, lots and lots of beautiful mums!
The colors of this front porch are just delicious, don't you agree?
This home is a favorite for both my husband and I. Unfortunately I didn't get the photo I wanted but will try again when the lighting is better.
Some ghoulish twists...freakish!
More posts later on in the week, feel free to check back...
Enjoy more fun Fall Drive By's at Melissa's The Inspired Room.
Labels: "door wreath" fall, "front porches", decorating, ghouls, Halloween, october
"Air Your Laundry"
Last Friday night I attended the Big 'O AIGA "Air Your Laundry Judges Reception" and had the opportunity to hear Elizabeth Resnick, Associate Professor, Communication Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Ann Willoughby, Creative Director of Willoughby Design Group, and Von Glitschka, Illustrative Designer, Glitschka Studios, share their respective experiences and knowledge in the design industry. I really enjoyed Von Glitschka's
presentation and met and talked with him afterwards. He's a very down to earth guy willing to share the good and the bad of an illustrative designer's profession. Von spoke about where his design inspiration comes from, producing images from his earliest childhood (he stated his mother saved everything) when at a very young age, he created a fake ID card so he could drive his Dad's car. Thankfully, it was an illustrative version of one and he was way too young to ever possibly use it!
I found Ann Willoughby's
presentation so intriguing. She showed us photos of her journals and what objects and elements inspired her creatively. She stated she always wanted to build a barn and finally found one and had it built (moved, rebuilt and renovated) which is now used as a creative refuge and for client entertainment. Ann presented photos of an amazing complete brand development, identity and visuals, built from scratch of a shop called Feng-simply gorgeous!
Elizabeth Resnick is best known for the 3 major exhibitions she organized in the 1990's. Russell Mills Within/Without, Dutch Graphic Design and Makoto Saito: The Art of the Poster. I didn't connect with her presentation as much as I would have liked to as it was more about the life she lead up to her current position of Associate Professor. I would have enjoyed it more if she had shown more of her work. But that's not surprising as what I might be drawn to as an artist might not appeal to another.
Von, Ann, and Elizabeth judged the "Air Your Laundry " competition and the entrant's work will be on show at Hot Shops on Friday, November 7, 2008.
Labels: "AIGA Nebraska", "Air Your Laundry Competition", "Ann Willoughby", "Elizabeth Resnick", "Von Glitschka"