Thursday, March 25, 2010


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Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Hushed Epoch

The Hushed Epoch
Originally uploaded by Brina Bat (Sabrina Simon)

After the last piece of breakdown falls all is quiet. The celestial partners of the day and night perform their dance across the sky. And the world above speeds by with the noisy chatter of life. The epoch below is untroubled, equable - years slip by with the steady rhythmic count of drips and drops and tiny soft splashes.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Keith Cave

Got to help with a small group of photographers from North Alabama Photographers Guild this past Saturday. Had a great time with everyone. Its fun to help folks who want to dabble in cave photography... they get to experience the underground - and then try and take photos there... which is where Nathan's lighting arsenal came into play. On Saturday we were using flash bulbs, a Compact Fluorescent, a Lumedyne, and an LED Scout. Dennis and his buddy Nathan also did a bit of light painting and gel/flash work too.

Left to right: Nathan, Dennis, Ben, Cecil and Nathan.

Here are a couple of the shots that they took away from the trip:

the decent
Originally uploaded by EchoBoomer

Brina Bat
Originally uploaded by Dennis Calvert

Keith Cave multiple exposure
Originally uploaded by Ben_D

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Be at Peace Eileen

Eileen Mary Meyer, 62, of Trenton, Ill., born Oct. 17, 1947, in St. Charles,
Mo.,died March 10, 2010, at her residence.

Eileen was a homemaker while raising her four children and later joined
Jim's Formal Wear in Trenton, Ill., as a team member in the shoe

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton, Ill., and a past
Eucharistic minister.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Bernadine,
nee Kramer, Gruenloh Sr.; and sister, Betty Gruenloh.

Surviving are her husband, James A. Meyer of Trenton, Ill., whom she
married on Sept. 29, 1972, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Florissant,
Mo.; children, Patricia (Christopher) Sterling of Oswego, Ill., Sharon
(William) Kuhn of Columbia, Ill., Douglas Meyer of Trenton, Ill., and
Sara (Jeremy) Wildhaber of Edwardsville, Ill.; two grandchildren, Alec
and Madison Sterling; brothers, Vincent (Diane) Gruenloh Jr., of Florissant,
Mo., Robert (Sue) Gruenloh of Marion, Iowa and Gladys (Hugh)Farnen
of Salisbury, Mo.; father and mother-in-law, Albert and Josephine Meyer
of Florissant, Mo.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Louise (Mark) Sawyer of
St. Peters, Mo., Theodore (Marilyn) Meyer of Sunset Hills, Mo., David
(Kathy) Meyer of Grapevine, Texas, Claire (Melvin) Hegger of Columbia,
Mo., Janice (Duane) Bruce of St. Charles, Mo., Glennon (Karen) Meyer
of Creve Coeur, Mo., and Paul (Sabrina) Meyer of Huntsville, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to St. Mary Church or
American Cancer Society and will be received through Moss Funeral
home in Trenton, Ill. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Moss
Funeral Home.

Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010,
at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton, Ill.

Funeral: Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday March 20, 2010
at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton, Ill., with Father Gene Kreher
officiating. Keeping with her wishes her body was donated to St. Louis
University School of Medicine.


Monday, March 01, 2010

Kat's Good Mail Day

Kat is a good friend from college that I still keep up with. Both of us appreciate artsy mail. We kinda send each other fun postcards and letters rather randomly. And everytime something arrives from her (and others friends too of course... I'm a sucker for real mail.. letters and such) its a "Good Mail Day" for me! I've been collecting fun random items for a while now to send her something extra-special for totally no reason at all. The light streaming through the kitchen window last Friday afternoon was screaming at me to take some photos to document Kat's artsy binder, so I did. Then I carefully boxed it up, wrapping it in brown paper and sending it on its way across the united states. I dropped it in the mail on hopefully any day now she'll have a "good mail day!"

I started with a short three ring binder which I re-covered in vintage old maps. The pretty satin and grosgrain ribbons are recycled from presents and packages of old.

This is a Florida orange bag that I'd stashed for future use. I stuffed it with the random goodies and tied it up with a recycled ribbon.

The random goodies: Cardboard "KAT", a little Memo pad, some fun fruity paper from a cool recycled paper bag, one of my letterpress bookmarks, some carboard postcards & some funky gauzy ribbons in brown and fluorescent yellow.

This is part of a neato bag a friend gave me 2 years ago. I kept it because I liked the interesting cartoons and writing on it. I added a little cardboard heart business card that I'd letterpressed. Inside the bag is an oversized postcard with black and white flower stickers.

There are two other "pages" with various goodies - stationary, writing, some cool old silly stickers that I thought were fun and another decorated blank postcard.

The last "page" is a little stash of goodies I brought back from the Yucatan last summer. A hand embroidered bag from Yaxuna and two woven bracelets from Merida.

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