A Girl Named Pie

Once upon a time, there was a girl.
wolfwithhands:

thebowerstudio:

The blog has been quiet lately because Isa and I are busy fixing up this property in Western Massachusetts, just outside of Amherst in the small town of Pelham. You’re looking at the future home of The Bower Studio! It was formerly a cafe, but will be transformed into a studio workspace and store front. We plan to feature local and small hand crafted businesses as well as artisans and hobbyists. We also hope to have events and classes in the future, but first we need to focus on fixing up the space and making it our own. One step at a time ;)
The property also has a large yard and house, all of which need some TLC. The overgrown yard will one day be a garden for homegrown herbs (maybe bees eventually) and we plan to live in the house as soon as it’s given a face lift. There’s a separate unit too, which will probably house friends but may also serve as a guest house. We haven’t quite figured that part out yet.
We have big dreams for this store and home, which we hope will begin to be realized in the near future.  There’s a lot of work to be done though! And all the while we will be running the business as well. So we are planning for a very busy Summer and Fall! 
As we work and as things come together I will be updating with our progress via Instagram. It would be wonderful to be able to open the store before the year’s end, but we’ll see how it goes.
This is an exciting project for us and definitely one of the biggest we’ve ever taken on. You can follow the project on Instagram (which I am very new to, so bear with me while I get used to it) or here on Tumblr, under the tag #pelhamstore
Wish us luck!
- Vincent

My life right now. I’ve been spending 7+ hours per day, every day painting, scraping, and cleaning. It’s tiring work, but will hopefully lead to some great things in the future.

wolfwithhands:

thebowerstudio:

The blog has been quiet lately because Isa and I are busy fixing up this property in Western Massachusetts, just outside of Amherst in the small town of Pelham. You’re looking at the future home of The Bower Studio! It was formerly a cafe, but will be transformed into a studio workspace and store front. We plan to feature local and small hand crafted businesses as well as artisans and hobbyists. We also hope to have events and classes in the future, but first we need to focus on fixing up the space and making it our own. One step at a time ;)

The property also has a large yard and house, all of which need some TLC. The overgrown yard will one day be a garden for homegrown herbs (maybe bees eventually) and we plan to live in the house as soon as it’s given a face lift. There’s a separate unit too, which will probably house friends but may also serve as a guest house. We haven’t quite figured that part out yet.

We have big dreams for this store and home, which we hope will begin to be realized in the near future.  There’s a lot of work to be done though! And all the while we will be running the business as well. So we are planning for a very busy Summer and Fall! 

As we work and as things come together I will be updating with our progress via Instagram. It would be wonderful to be able to open the store before the year’s end, but we’ll see how it goes.

This is an exciting project for us and definitely one of the biggest we’ve ever taken on. You can follow the project on Instagram (which I am very new to, so bear with me while I get used to it) or here on Tumblr, under the tag #pelhamstore

Wish us luck!

- Vincent

My life right now. I’ve been spending 7+ hours per day, every day painting, scraping, and cleaning. It’s tiring work, but will hopefully lead to some great things in the future.

My Parents are Dead and My Sister is Disabled

eisforedna:

On May 28th, my sister, Edna, turned 31.

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Her mental age is about three years old. She loves Winnie the Pooh, Beauty & the Beast, and Sesame Street. Even though the below picture is unconvincing.

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Edna and “Cookie.” I think she was trying to play it cool.

My name is…

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vincentfrano:

In Pseudonymity Veritas
Interactive Mixed Media

This piece is intended to explore internet profiles and the way they offer us all a chance at expressing ourselves freely, without the pressures of the physical world. Under pseudonyms, we are able to present ourselves however we wish, and as a result, others may perceive us differently online than in “real life”. In “real life” we are often defined by our physical appearances and presentations, which may not always reflect our internal selves. The internet provides a space where people may define themselves as they wish, often being more truthful and open, for better or worse. Those who view us online, in the absence of photographs, legal names, or other “real world” defining features, will form opinions of us that may differ from the “reality”. Gender, sexuality, race, age, nationality, and so on may become ambiguous or viewed differently from how others view our physical selves. This could be intentional or not. We may reveal our true inner self, the self we wish to be, or someone else entirely.

Each profile is presented as a small booklet which contains a portrait and profile based on information provided by volunteers. The portraits are painted from descriptions every volunteer provided, detailing their interests, personality, philosophies, etc. without using any physically identifying information. The user names are names each participant chose and their “about” section is quoted directly from each participant.

This ended up becoming an ongoing project, as I have more volunteers than space on the original piece (which is being submitted to a gallery show). Plan on seeing many more of these profile booklets in the future! I may open commissions as well, where I’ll send you a fully completed profile booklet.

vincentfrano:

User:
Pie

About:
It is better to be kind than right.

escapekit:

 Chromatic Typewriter Prints

Tyree Callahan has recycled (or upcycled, perhaps) a classic 1937 Underwood typewriter by replacing letters with sponges soaked across the spectrum with bright yellows, reds, blues and combinations thereof.

(via wolfwithhands)

reasonsmysoniscrying:

2yo: “This the Fistbump Song: Fistbump! Fistbump! Fistbump up and down! Fistbump! Go outside!”

Pretty sure pitbull made #1 hits with less.