AMZY have been long-time friends and also one of my favorite bands. Both live and recorded. I have photographed them both personally and professionally many times. Which is why I was so touched that they hired my 18yo son Dex – who is in college…
I love how things come together fortuitously. Recently, I was chatting with friends in the social media world about all the projects I have been doing - and want to do - around the house. A big one for this fall includes painting my bedroom - the first time it will be done in the 16 years we have owned this house - eeks. And the other was a massive cleanout of our garage that had been filled from floor to ceiling with leftovers of actually living in this space for 16 years. I had been pondering what to do with old paint, and my friends pointed me to PaintCare.
- PaintCare is the organization that oversees the official paint recycling program in Colorado and eight other states across the U.S.
- PaintCare’s goal is to teach people in Colorado to “Buy Right” - which means to buy the right amount of paint; to “Use it Up” - which means to find ways to use up leftover paint; and “Recycle the Rest” - to recycle unwanted paint.
- There are more than 145 sites for Coloradans to recycle their paint.
I say this all the time... but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's all about love and food, two of the best things in the world. And there used to be a time when I spent a big chunk of the long weekend addressing our Christmas…
I know it's a little early to think about Christmas, but it's a great time to win a giveaway to get Christmas presents to give away! Making me feel super old, this year is the 30th anniversary of the book Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. I knew of this author well before the movies, because my illustration teacher in college was a deep admirer. Which, if you do the math, puts us right in the era of Polar Express and Jumanji. The 30th anniversary edition of The Polar Express reveals a new jacket design and expanded interior layout, includes a letter from Van Allsburg, downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson, plus a golden keepsake ornament.