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Sturgis :: Preview

28 Mar

Full post coming soon

Heres just a glimpse of the Sturgis adventure.





My life’s Mecca :: Sturgis

21 Mar

I posted in 2009, when i started this whole blog thing, that I was going to visit all of the cities/towns named Sturgis in the States.

Tomorrow is the second stop! Ive already been to Sturgis, South Dakota. (though I will revisit so it can be properly documented)

Monday March 21st marks the trip to Sturgis, Michigan.

It is about 2 hours south from Grand Rapids

Cool things about it that I’ve researched:

– the water tower

– the zip code is 49091

-it is the largest city in the county of St. Joseph

– Actor Verne Troyer (Mini Me) was born in Sturgis.

–  Sturgis High School recently performed The Sound Of Music.

– Jim Jo’s Ice Cream Shoppe

– Applebee’s is rated as one of its top restaurants on pretty much every website i’ve checked out.

Adventures await us.

Sturgis, here i come.

Math, Religion, & Fast Food :: A Preview

21 Mar

So here is a little math equation for you to give you a clue of what my advanced photography group project is about.

But first:

A few specs:

– the advanced gallery project theme this year: Food.

– its a portrait series

– inspired by the works of Cindy Sherman and Ron English

– the group consists of my photo pals Stoner, DK, and myself..thus our group name is LSD. (yeah, clever.)

– the images will hang in Calvin’s 106 Division Gallery!

– You will encounter such characters as Wendy, Ronald, The King, Big Boy, and the mysterious cow boy hat.

– You will also encounter The Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, God the Father, Satan, and The Holy Spirit.

So heres our creative mind via math: (yes artists can do math…)

So that equals something like this:

enjoy the sneak peek!

yours yours yours,


Kenzie :: Kappa Heart

20 Mar

For the first time in 4 years I genuinely love every time i come home to my apartment.  Does living in a renovated apartment with a dishwasher and a giant bathroom and not being in the dorms or Delta (that smells like natural gas) help that? why yes, yes it does. But the truest, purest, loveliest reason is due to my perfect apartment-mates. We are all the same person on different levels of intensity. You should already know Ainsley, who is just the best roommate anyone could ask for. We have taken to collaging every surface of our room and have already spread to the bathroom, kitchen, and living room soon there wont be single inch of white wall in our entire apartment. We laugh, cry, eat string cheese, and drink blueberry flavored things together…and wear the same outfits. This summer we will continue our adventures and our deep love for eastern Europe and babies in Timişoara, Romania working in an orphanage taking care of babies!   The other half of my kappa 6 heart belongs to Kenzie. Her stunning face, super cute tooth jewel,  incredible voice, amazing Indonesian cooking, seemingly endless closet, her random assortment of friends that fill our kitchen and living room, and the fact that she laughs at my jokes makes her a  joy to live with. Her soul shines bright.  This, my dear friends, is the ever lovely Kenzie. Brace yourselves, put a seat belt on, this ones a beaut.



Walter Runn Dances :: a break

20 Mar

Its spring break around these parts.

That means hanging with the talented Timiny Cricket

this boy can dance. let. me. tell. you.

i mean really dance.

hes organic.

and wonderful.

and super cute.

here are some silly snaps from yesterday.

its the beginning of a tim/andrew/dan/& (of course) jessie filled spring break.





Lately :: catching up

20 Mar

With Hamlet going on, being a senior and trying to maintain my sanity the blog has been neglected.

But here is a taste of what I’ve been up to, with more detailed posts to come!

Spring break means: photo catch up time!

enjoy the visuals of late.


So yes, friends, family, whoever you are who reads this…(Jennie). I DO exist. look a picture of me…proof!

stay tuned.

for much much more.



Emily. // A Portrait.

27 Jan

we have been reunited.

my camera has found its best friend again

and she is lovely as ever (with her straight bangs.)

Ladies and Gentlemen, once again, I give you