May… YAY! ( a recap)
I’ve been out of touch here, because I’ve been working & planting a garden.
Had a great seven days (stretched across three weeks) for Target Media working overnight HD shoots in three different Target stores. Met an entirely new crew of people from creatives to directors, DPs and grips. Teresa Anderson was Producer Extraordinaire and I worked alongside Elinor Anderson-Genne dressing actors and extras, organizing aisles and backrooms—wherever the camera was pointed we were there making things look good.
I rounded the out the month shooting a couple days for Encompass with Lance Vicknair and lastly, over at the Target NE studio doing a beauty page for the circular with Todd Hafermann shooting and Sara Halgrimson art directing. Molly Meehan and David Anderson assisted and teched, respectively. We all kept each other duly entertained while we got our work done.
Meanwhile, I’ve gotten tomatoes, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, peppers and greens growing in between sturdy perennials that are ready to burst into bloom. Basil, thyme and mint were added to the already abundant herb garden of sage, Mexican oregano, chives (to name a few). Tomorrow, I’ll finish preparing the last garden patch on the north side of the house planting butternut squash, beets, spinach and swiss chard. The weather’s offered something much more like a real spring than we’ve had for quite awhile, with some cooler weeks and plenty of rain.
I also had fun floating around Art-O-Whirl this year, looked at some great art, stopped by to visit with a number of friends in their studios and caught Dosh’s set at the 331 outdoor stage.
There have also been recent and horrific acts of Mother Nature south of us, and even our own northern neighborhoods of Minneapolis! These events are completely out of anyone’s control and deliver such incredible hardship for a long time. As many of you, I’ve been reading, donating and sending good thoughts aloft.