Month: November 2005

  • Capturing the Past


    I have decided to document my hometown in a very concrete way.  I’ve created a place blog for it.  I want to discover and share why my town came into existence, and the people who were there at the beginning, and even those that were there before the town, if possible.  Because there were people there before the town.

    I’m finding out that my little village, never a big town, has a very colorful past.  I’ve discovered in my life that most places and individuals are far more fascinating that most of us give them credit for.  I’m challenged to convey my hometown in as vivacious a manner, or moreso, than Mr. Keillor does his ‘Lake Wobegon”.

    St. Vincent, MN 56755 (a zip code that doesn’t exist anymore) was and is a very real place.  I will show everyone why it was, and why it was and is special to me…

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  • “Thistlefield,” by Grant Hanna

    I bought this painting from Grant Hanna, a student of my friend Tim, at a show Tim hosted up in Lanesville. As soon I get it framed, it will hang in my room.

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  • Dave at His Easel (2)
  • Dave at His Easel

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  • Portait of the Artist

    Dave at His Easel Dave at His Easel (2)

    Some evenings when I walk up the steps to our house, I can see Dave sitting at his easel painting, his figure framed by the window and lit by his nearby lamp. He’s a portait painter, and the  faces he creates fill our dinning room with color and life.

    A couple months ago, I purchased my first piece of art, a piece called “Thistlefield” by Grant Hanna, a talented young student of my friend Tim. Once I find a suitable frame, it will hang in my room near the door, and I look forward to having it in my personal space, causing me to stop and admire it’s intricate detail and vibrant colors.

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