Artist(s) of the Week: The Artists of Tiadaghton House

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I had a lovely outing filled with good food and exquisite, whimsical art. We began at “Flamingo’s,” originally called “Maxwell’s” located off West Main Street in Belleville. You can see in the pics below why the restaurant ultimately changed its name. I was famished, so we ordered toasted ravioli, garlic cheese…

Artist of the Week: Ralph Vaughan Williams

I grew up listening to classical music and have to say it is my favorite genre to this day. From pieces by more traditional composers like Beethoven, Mozart, and my personal favorite, Tchaikovsky, to pieces from more modern composers, like Nicholas Hooper, Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Howard Shore, and all those other amazing soundtrack composers,…

2014: Celebrating Belleville’s 200th Anniversary

Tonight, my sweetheart and I had the awesome opportunity to watch fireworks at Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), in celebration not only of Independence Day, but also of the 200th birthday of Belleville, IL, our hometown. I will admit I haven’t really cared about fireworks in some years, but I wanted to go tonight–and I am…

A Feast of Friends and Fine Art: Part II

Well, another Saturday has come and gone, and while it was not quite as eventful as originally intended, it was still a great time with friends surrounded by great art! I tagged along with Kiana (Space Case) and Alex once again to another of Kiana’s art shows. This time, she was a vendor at an…

A Feast of Friends and Fine Art: Part I

  Wow. What a busy beginning to what is already proving to be a busy week filled with friends, art, writing, and over all great times! Today’s adventures began with me rising promptly at 6:00 am to ready for the Dutchtown Bazaar at The Feasting Fox in St. Louis, MO. I was not a vendor…

New Experience: First Cardinals Game!

Journal Entry: April 28, 2014 Going to my first-ever Cardinals’ game with Chris tomorrow: “New experience!” I tried to go to Wal-mart to get a Cardinals shirt for the event, but my Debit card is no longer working and I can’t call the bank to activate my new one because the bank is dumb and…