Sunday, May 12, 2013

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Saw a rail workder cleaning and doing work on the lights.

-M

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I wish Magnolias were year round. I is so sad to see their petals fly off the stem through the air and then stepped on or left to rot. Such beauty nature holds, it is no wonder it only lasts for a couple weeks out of the year.

-M

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Who doesn't love a good FERRARI sighting?

-M

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I had a meeting at 4731 gallery last week about the launch party for Arson Capital and Heavenly Dogs which are sister companies looking to make some BIG moves in the next couple of months.

-M

Sunday, May 5, 2013

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It is time for Burgers and Brews! Happy Warm Weather! ENJOY!

-M

Monday, April 29, 2013

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It was hella foggy last night from the cold weather and some rain. I went out with my tripod to do some much needed long exposures!

-M

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Teaching some photography skills to a good friend of mine. We will see if what I teach yields any powerful results.

-M

Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Not all things that are dark or seem bad are as bad as they are perceived. I have found that if you take a closer look at the dark or socially considered 'bad' things that the finer details are not observed. Don't make blind or surface deep assumptions because you are wrong most of the time.

-M

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Spring is in the air but the saying is, April showers bring May flowers. I believe it!

-M

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Today is my 100th photograph from this year! It is amazing how time flies! Not only is is my 100ths photo but it was my last day working with the kids at Head Start in Detroit, Michigan. I was very sad to be leaving and I think the kids knew it was my last time saying goodbye to them. Soon I will be back and who knows when I might have a few of my own! 

It is funny how some kids really have an impact on you. There were several kids in this classroom that simply inspired me to push forward with my schooling and persue my passion for kids. It is always hard to say goodbye to any one but it is something we have to do all the time. People are in and out of our lives constantly but it is hard for me to understand myself as one of those people. A person in and out of other peoples lives. The thought is a little painful. I like to think that I don't actually leave but I just can't be as close or available.

When we change schedules or go in different directions the people we are closest with are obviously going to change but does that mean that we are actually gone? Or are we just in a different place? I will never really know what kind of impact I had on any of these kids but I can only hope that at least one or two of these kids.

Love yourself. Love your family. (blood or by loyalty) Never be afraid to stand up for what you believe in. Follow your heart.

-M

Monday, April 8, 2013

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Today I walked on clouds through an inverted sky after a rain storm in may. 

-M

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If I ever feel bad about things going on around me I normally look to the sky for help and inspiration.

-M

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I spent some time with a good friend of mine at this new pizza place in town. I don't want to let the secret out but this place has the BEST sandwiches ever. I love food and I can't wait to go back!

-M

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The after math of LIFE IN COLOR DANCE PARTY! This was a totaly blast. I went with several of my friends and I can't wait to go again next year. Maybe I will throw my own paint party some time.

-M

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There are so many things I have to tell you.


-M

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Some times it is the fine details, the ones you have to look at real close that matter the most or hold the most meaning.

-M

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My only salvation.

-M

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Stoopid Kid!

-M

Sunday, March 31, 2013

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Happy Easter! I hope you all ate some delicious food :]

-M

Saturday, March 30, 2013

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The hypocracy that is college.

-M

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I thought about hopping on as the cars floated slowly by.
They seemed so majestic and full of potential.
The roar of steel boxes roaming the country
I imagine the wind on my face
Watching the landscape moving around me


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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It is the week before Easter Sunday and the kids from Head Start got to dye eggs! How adorable!

-M

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So I am back here again.
Pondering life and death.
How temporary we all are.
This post goes out
to a friend, artist, and peer
that passed this week.

When a soul leaves this precious world
you can hear its hollow cry.
I knew it
I felt it today
but not until recently
understood why.

This is what I know
Death is a part of life
but when it comes so early
that is what gives me a scare
like why did it have to be you
so my heart begins to tear.
what spills out
are a bunch of desperate thoughts

tell me your ideas
did not die with you
tell me all your thoughts
Did not die with you
tell me all your dreams
did not die with you
tell it all.
I want to know

I would search through the pages
to manifest them just like you wanted.
We are nothing but our ideas
So I will bring you back to us that way.

I could feel you slip away
because a part of me was gone.
Or was it more present?
a part of you is alive
in all of the people you touched
in every piece you made.

Ji,

It was truly an honor to know and work with you. I know that you are in a better place now and I will think of you often.







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Napping on G-MODE.

-M

Monday, March 25, 2013

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The family and I spend the week end in Detroit watching the last year of the CCHA champion ships at the Joe Louis Arena. GO BLUE! This is a photo of our hotel room in the Renaissance Center my family is looking at the view of Canada and Detroit. 

-M

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MEOW!

This is pipey, my really good friend Melania's kitty.

-M

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So I got really bored and did a binge lookbook shoot in my bedroom. Here is one look I wore of a dress I got from my great grandmother who recently passed away.

-M

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 So in my Pubic Art and Urban Intervention class we wrote a mock proposal for a piece of temporary or permanent piece of art in the Ann Arbor area then we presented our ideas on power points to the arts council at city hall. 

This is my really close friend Stevon who has experience with public art and does a phenomenal amount of community work in all of his free time. Stevon and I met through Semester in Detroit and since then we have always been up to something. If you haven't met him on campus you are bound to find him doing a performance piece or helping kids express themselves in anyway they need. Be on the look out for him because he is changing the world one child at a time.

-M

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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I got a little impulsive and just shaved all my hair off. What do we think?

I have always wanted to do it!

-M

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Working with the kids from Bibleway II through the Head Start program. Every time I am with kids I fall farther in love.

-M