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That bird doesn’t seem so bad

Posted Saturday, May 27th, 2017 11:44 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family at 11:44 PM

MK and the recently maligned sculpture 

Let’s do crimes

Posted Saturday, May 27th, 2017 11:42 pm GMT -5 in Art,Pets at 11:42 PM

What are those dogs plotting?

Mason Jennings @ Gallery 122

Posted Saturday, May 27th, 2017 01:25 pm GMT -5 in Art,Music at 1:25 PM

Northeast hipster art

On the walls @ Barbette

Posted Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 02:52 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food,Music,Quotes at 2:52 PM

Miss you, MCA

Is it really 1000?

Posted Friday, April 14th, 2017 11:29 pm GMT -5 in Art,Football,Work at 11:29 PM

That seems like way too many

At Home with Monsters

Posted Monday, March 27th, 2017 08:40 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Movies,Museums at 8:40 PM

When I heard that Mia was doing a Guillermo del Toro exhibition, I immediately thought of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy and was super excited to go see it. Once I got there, I realized 1) there are a bunch of del Toro movies I’ve never seen and 2) everyone in Minneapolis seems to love the guy – it was absolutely packed.

At Home with Monsters is divided into multiple themed rooms that had a mix of movie props and artwork primarily pulled from his personal collection at Bleak House (his home in Los Angeles). It was easy for me to feel a connection to the director: vintage Disney artwork from Mary Blair (and many others), a comic book wall, Ray Harryhausen props, Marlon Brando bronze bust, Edward Gorey prints and a recreation of his personal “rain room” with an Edgar Allen Poe wax figure. How could I not love all that?

Open now through May 28, get your $20 tickets online here (while they last).

P.S. – Forgot to mention one other thing from the exhibit that really resonated with me: one of the signs said that del Toro was taught from an early age to keep a journal – notes, sketches, keepsakes, souvenirs. This site serves the same function for me – now 7,649 posts and growing…

Pool in the Sinatra Room

Posted Sunday, March 19th, 2017 04:34 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Friends at 4:34 PM

SK and Kodos visit Lowertown

Water is life

Posted Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 06:52 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design at 6:52 PM

The NorthernLights.mn choo-choo wrap

Cookie says it’s time to eat

Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 02:50 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food,Travel at 2:50 PM

Come and get it

Office Art

Posted Friday, January 27th, 2017 09:23 pm GMT -5 in Art,Football,Work at 9:23 PM

Not many of this guy in the building

Creative Mornings with Daniel

Posted Friday, January 13th, 2017 11:09 am GMT -5 in Art,Music,Photography at 11:09 AM

Great talk @ MCAD

Crayola at the work house

Posted Friday, January 6th, 2017 08:06 pm GMT -5 in Art,Football,Shopping at 8:06 PM

New stuff at the Mall of America

So long, dragon

Posted Monday, January 2nd, 2017 04:00 pm GMT -5 in Art,Shopping at 4:00 PM

Purchased many, many seasons ago at RenFest

Kid crafts

Posted Monday, January 2nd, 2017 03:59 pm GMT -5 in Art,Schools at 3:59 PM

From ancient times – grade school at Linwood?

Is this place even real?

Posted Thursday, December 29th, 2016 02:07 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Housekeeping at 2:07 PM

Rayette Lofts, Lowertown, St. Paul

Happy Gnu Year

Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 02:22 pm GMT -5 in Art,Disney,Holidays at 2:22 PM

Jingle Cruise for December calendar

Amazing PJ exhibit @ SEA-TAC

Posted Friday, December 16th, 2016 05:43 pm GMT -5 in Art,Music,Travel at 5:43 PM

Tons of great posters, but this was my favorite 

BC Totems

Posted Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 12:37 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Travel at 12:37 PM

Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria

Orca at our hotel

Posted Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 12:35 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Travel at 12:35 PM

CK outside Abigail’s 

Making Turman’s mom cry

Posted Monday, December 5th, 2016 08:21 am GMT -5 in Art,Links at 8:21 AM

http://www.startribune.com/you-ve-seen-his-art-all-over-minnesota-now-meet-the-real-adam-turman/404131496/#1

It must be December 

Posted Sunday, December 4th, 2016 12:26 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 12:26 PM

British Arrows @ Walker Art Center

These signs never get old

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 06:09 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Running at 6:09 PM

Mississippi riverfront before the JNUC 5K

Tribute (of another form)

Posted Thursday, September 15th, 2016 07:51 pm GMT -5 in Art,Music at 7:51 PM

No show, but lots of artwork

Who moved the art?

Posted Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 04:34 pm GMT -5 in Art,Work at 4:34 PM

Much better location than behind a beer cooler

Abe Crop Art

Posted Sunday, September 4th, 2016 12:52 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food at 12:52 PM

Every year, a classic

She’s so talented

Posted Saturday, August 6th, 2016 10:48 am GMT -5 in Art,Family at 10:48 AM

SK the artist

Purple Lobby

Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 10:53 am GMT -5 in Art,Music at 10:53 AM

Purple Palace

Skol Mary Tyler Moore Style

Posted Sunday, July 17th, 2016 01:02 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Football at 1:02 PM

MK with some air time

St. Paul’s Banksy

Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 07:14 am GMT -5 in Art,Pop Culture at 7:14 AM

Bridge over 35E

Grad party preview

Posted Monday, May 30th, 2016 08:51 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Photography,Schools at 8:51 PM

Sneak peek of the decorations 

Hidden Gem

Posted Sunday, May 29th, 2016 03:50 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums,Travel at 3:50 PM

Huge names in a small city – Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona

Block Prints

Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 10:46 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family at 10:46 PM

SK and her beautiful art

Shag Swag

Posted Sunday, May 8th, 2016 07:31 pm GMT -5 in Art,Fashion,Television at 7:31 PM

This used to be in my room on Lombard Avenue

Old school photography 

Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 08:47 am GMT -5 in Art,Family,Photography at 8:47 AM

Real film from SK @ SES

Scoping out the Hamline art scene

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 04:51 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Schools at 4:51 PM

SK in the art department, St. Paul

Seagulls love donuts

Posted Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 05:12 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food,Travel at 5:12 PM

My mom bought this print in Grand Marais

It’s a hard dad life

Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 12:51 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food at 12:51 PM

Get Some @ Grumpy’s 

Uncle Turkey (in spirit)

Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2016 01:45 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Holidays at 1:45 PM

Anfinson 40th Anniversary @ The Branding Iron, Preston

This is Design

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 03:57 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Museums at 3:57 PM

Diagrams @ Hippie Moderism

Old school media box

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:56 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 2:56 PM

MK in the projector deal @ Hippie Modernism

The 38th Puppet

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:55 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Museums at 2:55 PM

One of my favorite items @ Hippie Modernism

Last call for hippies

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:53 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Family,Museums at 2:53 PM

Hippie Modernism @ Walker Art Center

Reflections on a squirrel

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:36 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 2:36 PM

I spy SK @ Walker Art Center

From sun to snow

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 10:55 am GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums,Weather at 10:55 AM

…in less than 24 hours.

A self-portrait

Posted Sunday, January 31st, 2016 09:55 am GMT -5 in Art,Family at 9:55 AM

So beautiful

Riverview Style

Posted Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 04:20 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Movies at 4:20 PM

Coming Soon…Katniss

Winter art in Minnesota

Posted Saturday, December 26th, 2015 03:49 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 3:49 PM

MIA, Minneapolis

So beautiful 

Posted Saturday, December 26th, 2015 03:48 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 3:48 PM

…and the painting is OK too…

House of Blues Nawlins

Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 09:20 am GMT -5 in Art,Music,Travel at 9:20 AM

Such great calligraphy 

Bubble & Squeak

Posted Sunday, December 13th, 2015 03:43 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Television at 3:43 PM

The 2015 British Arrows @ Walker

Bay Bridge Art

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 12:48 am GMT -5 in Art,Travel at 12:48 AM

So much great public art in SFO

Beauty is everywhere

Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 11:22 am GMT -5 in Art,Travel at 11:22 AM

Public bathroom mural, Fishermans Wharf

Beautiful kid one artwork

Posted Friday, December 4th, 2015 07:55 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family at 7:55 PM

WTG, SK

Respect the Art

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 05:36 pm GMT -5 in Art,Travel at 5:36 PM

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 

Picasso + Bellagio = Love

Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2015 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Art,Casinos,Museums,Travel at 5:14 PM

Creatures and Creativity – BGFA

Don’t ever change, Cosmo

Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2015 06:27 pm GMT -5 in Art,Casinos,Fashion,Travel at 6:27 PM

The Cosmopolitan rolls real smooth

Hey, that’s my (seed art) shirt

Posted Sunday, September 6th, 2015 01:26 am GMT -5 in Art,Music at 1:26 AM

The Replacements in the Crop Art display, Horticulture Building

Silk scarf craft time

Posted Sunday, September 6th, 2015 01:22 am GMT -5 in Art,Family,Fashion at 1:22 AM

Colleen’s silver and purple design

Work of Art

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:32 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 4:32 PM

MK as the Mona Lisa, Mia

Booji Boy

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History,Museums,Music at 4:30 PM

This mask freaks me out – Myopia @ Mia

Lions Rule

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:25 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 4:25 PM

MK and I outside Mia

Mark’s Myopia

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:24 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 4:24 PM

Mark Mothersbaugh exhibit @ Mia

MK is so artsy

Posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 10:59 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Fashion at 10:59 PM

Selfie republished with permission

Dr. Kanye

Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 09:48 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Quotes at 9:48 AM

Art means something. Fonts — see, I get emotional over fonts. Spacing. Proportion.

More concert art

Posted Sunday, May 10th, 2015 11:44 am GMT -5 in Art,Concerts,Music at 11:44 AM

Signed Drive-By Truckers print, Revenge of the Dirt Underneath Tour, Spring 2015

My last watch

Posted Friday, April 17th, 2015 11:54 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Technology at 11:54 AM

Movado graduation present from my parents (high school or college?)

Record Collector

Posted Saturday, April 4th, 2015 02:05 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Music at 2:05 PM

I found you on the road
on Croftville Way
a few summers ago
I had never seen anything like you before
only stories of how beautiful you were
you were the perfect square
crafted from oak and a deep brown metal
with the pristine silver needle
shining ever so slightly as the sun
reflected off of your metal edge
and the waves of Superior
hit the shore down by the bay
The people who gave you away had
a particularly unique taste in music
Records ranging from classic country
to “Sounds of the Loon”
(a record that is exactly what it says it is)
I lugged you home along Croftville Way
and fiddled around with you on the
floor of our classically nostalgic cabin
I found some speakers and your sound
was the most melodic I had ever heard
People always told me that music sounded
best when you played it
and when I heard you
I became a
Record collector

– SK (republished with permission)

Get your free art right here

Posted Monday, March 30th, 2015 03:49 pm GMT -5 in Art,Links,Museums at 3:49 PM

http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/download-422-free-art-books-from-the-metropolitan-museum-of-art.html

That old ladder of love

Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 09:16 am GMT -5 in Art,History,Music at 9:16 AM

Climb it

Journal Moose

Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2015 09:19 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Schools at 9:19 PM

SK and her awesome school journal

 

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