ADaM and Evelyn

This weekend I helped out my friend, Alice Evelyn, by taking a series of photos for her non-profit, Contemporary American Dance Museum (ADaM). Of course, Sebastian came with me for the first series of shots. Like I always say, we are a package deal. She’s been working on this project for years and it was incredible to see this passion and commitment develop into reality. I have to admit that when I first met her years ago and she was describing her non-profit ambitions, I didn’t really fully understand what she wanted to do. I would hear words like “document” and “archive” and not know exactly how that would relate to dance. But, when I saw it all come together in the last year, it started making more sense and when I saw it in person, it was exceptional.

The Committee for the Contemporary American Dance Museum is a non-profit organization seeking to establish a museum, which will show fine art interpretations of the creative process of making dance. I know it sounds complicated, but in action, it is captivating.

So, here’s how it works. First, Alice Evelyn does a lot of magic behind the scenes and by magic, I […read more…]

In the Details

This past weekend, I hosted a bridal shower for a friend. She had never been to a bridal shower, nor is it part of our Polish culture or tradition. However, seeing as we live in the U.S., I informed her that I would give her a beautiful bridal shower!

At first, I thought that I would just have a regular party, invite all of her friends, and just have a bunch of food. But then, I decided to make it a little non-traditional for our non-traditional bride and groom. Because neither the bride nor the groom really cared about the bridal shower theme, I thought to myself, “Hey, maybe I don’t need a theme!” After all, not having a theme would cut down on time and expense. However, I just couldn’t live with that and needed to have a shower with a little pizzazz.

I’m very into details, sometimes to a fault. Ok, a lot to a fault. Because I’m a visual person, I have to have visually appealing colors and textures around me or I become a little “ornery,” as Husband puts it. I’ve decided it’s not the worst habit in the world and I consider the party I […read more…]