Voodoo boxes, first one

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I am working on a series of voodoo boxes for a show at the Plymouth Coffee Bean in October and November.   This is my first finished box, it is dedicated to Baron Samedi, a loa of the dead.   The loa are much like the Catholic saints.   I am making boxes dedicated to several of the loa family. Baron Samedi (french for Baron Saturday) hangs out in cemeteries.   The box is approximately 10″x10″.

baron, side view

Where I stood, with black eyed susans

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The flowers are dying.   There is no Susan left in these Black-Eyed Susans, just the black eyes.   I hate to see fall coming, but the cooler temperatures make a nice change.   I’ll be happy for fresh apple cider and sweaters, less happy to see all the leaves that will need raking.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Hang ups

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I spent today hanging a show at one of my favorite places, The Two Twelve Arts Center, with one of my favorite people, Kat!

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kid art stairs

First, the really great kid art had to be taken down, I was bummed to see it go.

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Then we put up Breaking Traditions, Lynn’s show of 12″ by 12″ quilts made to benefit A Place to Bark.

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This is just a peek, the show will be hanging all September, along with an amazing show of mosaics, come see!

Where I stood, at BMC

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A broken car mirror catches no understandable images.   This is the remains of the BMC factory, a place I visited early in the life of this blog.   To see the original post, click here.

tunnel

They’ve finally torn it down, now all that’s left is this tunnel, some walls and a lot of debris.

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Graffiti with an important message.

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The pile of leftover.

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A couple of shots of what was left on the walls.   I like the numbers and colors of these.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Where I stood, all over the “D”

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Yesterday was a very busy day.   It started in Eastern market, then down to the Riverfront, where there is a map of Detroit in the pavement.   The map doesn’t quite make it out to Plymouth, Mark and I had to settle for Livonia.

eastern market sign

First stop was Eastern Market, where we met up with friends and relatives, bought produce, and had an enormous breakfast at the Farmer’s Restaurant.   We would need that food/fuel later.

evil bike

Then on to a long architectural bike tour of Detroit.   This tour was 15 miles, and took about 3.5 hours.   I would tell you of all the sights we saw, the majestic buildings, the different styles, but every time our guide stopped to talk my thoughts turned from architecture to “how did I get into this and how do I get out of it?”   I am not good on a bike.   I am awful on a bike.   I was having thoughts like “If I were to pull out in front of a slow moving car could he hit me hard enough to get me off the tour but gentle enough not to cause any permanent damage?”   I should add that of the six of us that went on the tour together, five of us enjoyed it very much.   If you want to talk about how wonderful the tour was, talk to Mark, his brother and sister-in-law, and their friends.   If you want to know how much my butt hurts, talk to me.

heidelberg sign

Then on to the Heidelberg Project, where they were having a big party.   buried hummer

They were celebrating the art of Tyree Guyton.

building bridges

I love Heidelberg street!   You can walk it easy, no bicycle needed.

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Every place you look is more interesting than the last.

polka dot house

Though this house is covered with polka dots, it wasn’t the polka they were doing.

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It was Michael Jackson’s dance from Thriller, by a group of very pretty zombies who invited us all to join in!

After this, an elegant dinner in Detroit, then on to the Bizarre Bazaar hosted by Theatre Bizarre!theatre bizarre

Entertainment, artwork, and exceptional people watching.

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We didn’t get home until after 1 in the morning, a very full day!   I’m gonna take it easy today.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

The play’s the thing!

I did tell you we saw Dangerous Liaisons at Stratford this week, but I couldn’t show you pictures.   Well, a lovely gentleman from the Stratford festival named Aaron Kropf commented on my last blogpost and invited me to use some of the professional pictures in my blog if I’d like.   I can’t convey how wonderful it is to sit in the audience and watch Dangerous Liaisons, I hope these photographs give you a bit of the feeling.

As much fun as it was to try on costumes, it is always more fun to watch the actors make the costumes come alive.   Dangerous Liaisons is a bawdy play that takes place before the French Revolution.   It is a sort of sexual chess game, an absolute delight!

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Tom McCamus as Le Vicomte de Valmont and Sara Topham as La Presidente du Tourvel

Photo by:   David Hou
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Seana McKenna asLa Marquise de Merteul and Tom McCamus as Le Vicomte de Valmont

Photo by:   David Hou

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Foreground Yanna McIntosh   at Mme de Volanges (left), Seana McKenna as La Marquise de Merteuil (center)   and Martha Henry as Mme de Rosemonde (right) with members of the company

photo by :   David Hou

Never turn down a chance to see a play at Stratford!