Sammy Walsh is the founder of My Midwest is Showing, a Milwaukee-based site that features interviews with Midwest folk. Sound familiar? Sammy's site and my own share many similarities and it just goes to show that the Midwest is just as cool as you think. Read my interview with her below and (if you missed it) you can read her interview with me right here.Read More
Last winter, Jami Milne was the inaugural "artist in residence" with Ballet Des Moines. Jami was given space within the ballet studio, as well as access to staff and dancers. Over a six week period she documented their craft in a series of stunning, sometimes ethereal portraits. Read about her experience below.Read More
Liz Brown does most of the photography that you see here on the site and there's a reason why. Beyond her obvious talent, Liz cares for people and her photography style is almost hospitable in nature, creating a warmth that talent alone can't make happen.
I respect Liz so much and I've asked her to share a few tips on photography. In true Liz Brown fashion, the advice you'll find below applies to both art and life. Thanks for sharing, Liz! Be sure to check out her blog here. And if you need some pictures anytime soon, she's a good pick.Read More
Did you hear? I wrote a guide to Des Moines over on Design*Sponge (which you can read by clicking here.) It was super hard to narrow down all the places I thought were worth visiting, but I ended up putting together a list I feel proud to share. After the jump are a few pictures that didn't make it onto the guide, but that I thought were too good not to show you guys.Read More
A couple of years ago, right around Christmastime, I had a few days off from work and was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. As much as I love social media, it tends to drain me if I'm on for too long. Raise your hand if you understand (I see that hand!)
But Facebook is also fun because you get into that habit of clicking around and magically finding out about something you didn't know anything about prior! On this day that happened: I discovered blogs. Unlike social media, blogs didn't drain me. If anything, I logged off feeling more inspired, which is something we look for online, but rarely end up finding.Read More