Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I'm really not sure why I love this holiday so much. I don't dive deep into the true meanings and history of the holiday itself but love the fun loving, creative, candy eating phenomenon it has become today. I love making costumes, carving pumpkins, and handing out candy to all the kids in their cute costumes. So here is a little sampling of Halloweens past.


The Riddler and the Butterfly

Van Gough's Starry Night Painting

J, B, and I all went as paintings. And everyone else had fun dressing up too!

Our House

Got to run in the very first Survive norfok. Unfortunately my brains were eaten and I did become a zombie
but we sure had fun doing it!


Wicked Witch of the East  (wizard of oz scene)

This was a little abstract. The dress was the house, window earrings, door necklace, yellow brick road headband, and "tornado" hair. I thought it was fun though. 

Mr. Swirly pumpkin

2008 - I was moving to Virginia on Halloween and did not get to celebrate :(

Peacock tail

and Peacock make-up

Van Gough's "Cafe Terrace at Night" pumpkin

 and you have to love giving your mid-semester reviews in costume in red barn...a time honored tradition

Strawberry Short Cake
70's go-go dancers out at Liqour Treat :)

starry night pumpkin

Made it into an article in Southern Living and now part of their Pumpkin carving slide show

and maybe I can think my mother and Grandmother for why I still love it so much

Happy Halloween all!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Decorating Cakes at La Choclatier

A few weeks of cakes:

All cakes featured were created as custom cakes by LaChoclatier Bakery. All pictures were taken from the facebook page, so if you like what you see come take a look!

I am really loving working here but do not sell cakes like these on my own. If you are interested in making an order please take a look at our website for contact and ordering information

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CANstruction 2011... 15 years of Knocking down Hunger

It's that time of year again. We are super excited about this year's CANstruction structure! If you are interested in helping out with either a monetary or food donation please let me know. Last year we were able to donate over 3,000lbs of food to the local food bank, and this year we want to do even better.

Monday, October 10, 2011

What do you see? ....

It has been a long couple of months pulling this project together, but it has been great seeing how it has all come together.

For those who haven't been following our many face book posts here is a little about the project.

(the post card)

Our first install was at 201 Hull street which is just over the Mayo bridge as you come into Manchester from downtown richmond. The building in the background is one of the newly renovated factory buildings. Much of the south side of this neighborhood was originally strictly industrial but is slowly becoming residential, office spaces, and mix use.

Our second install was at Tricycle gardens, a very successful community garden located in the neighborhood. We didn't get quite the foot traffic of the other site but was happy that some people that had seen the style weekly article and were interested in what we were doing came out to talk with us about what they wanted to see in the area.


One of my favorite parts of the kiosk is a drawing box, in which you can sketch right over the view in front of you what you would rather see there. This was one of the sketches from Saturday.

We have gotten some great ideas so far. On this wall is the drawings, pictures, notes and ideas added by the visitors as well as more information about the neighborhood.

Next weekend is our last install in Manchester. We will be at the Hull Street Library from 10-4. If you are interested, please stop by and tell us what you think. We will also be set up in the Exhibition all at ArchEx November 2-4th and presenting November 3rd. 

If you are no where near Richmond but still interested check out our Facebook page: