I have been in the cave all day working on an invitation to a huge, highly anticipated annual summer party and I think I’m going to need a few hours of swim time tomorrow to bring me back to real life. A few weeks ago, Moonpie and I went to Emma Long Park in northwest Austin and it was a dream. I took a crappy photo with my phone but it disappeared into the nether regions of my memory card so here’s someone else’s photo for your viewing pleasure:
you totes need to go swim here. emma long park, austin, texas.
Anyway, here’s a preview of the invitation i’m working on, I’ll release the whole image after the party:
Speaking of invitations, I am totally available to put together an invitation|save the date card|thank you card for your next shindig. Below is an invitation I put together for the newly minted married couple Adrienne and Kenneth (of Black Bone Child). They are some of the sweetest people to grace the planet and I couldn’t be happier for them. Give me a shout at email@example.com.
Why, yes, I also design wedding invitations!
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my dad on a life size ice harley davidson he created.
for those of you who don’t know me that well, i actually inherited my creativity from both parents. my mother is a quilter and a muse and my father is an ice sculptor and chef. together they live on a little ranch in north houston called silver star ranch, which was originally a sinclair oil pumping station until the 1920s. an enormous metal barn on the property has been converted (pretty much by the the two of them alone) into a banquet hall where they host weddings, cotillions, birthday parties and corporate picnics.
in addition to all of this, they also run a full time ice sculpting company. my father has been sculpting ice since the mid-1980s when my mother convinced him to move away from the gruelling hours as a chef and try his hand at a relatively new art form in the united states, ice sculpting. since then, iceworks has gone on to become the premiere ice sculpting company in houston. he placed 4th in the world in an ice sculpting competition in japan and his work has been featured in country living magazine and on charles osgood’s cbs sunday morning. he’s created sculptures for the rolling stones, bill clinton, bruce springsteen, the president of france, mtv, vince young, beyonce, mike tyson, lee iacocca, frank sinatra, the king and queen of sweden and many more.
growing up, i didn’t realize how lucky i was to be in such a creative, nourishing environment. as i grow older though, i thank my lucky stars each day for having such a loving, artistic, dedicated father in my life. i don’t know what i’d do without him.
happy father’s day dad!
life size ice pool table.
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austin honky tonk outfit mike and the moonpies are preparing to steamroll the city with a phenomenal new album set to release on july 22 at the continental club. to accompany the new album, the band and i went out yesterday for a photoshoot in east austin.
i’d like to sincerely thank arkie’s grill on cesar chavez for allowing us to take over counterspace for the photos.
if you’re interested in having me shoot photos for you or your band, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Tagged album, album release, arkie's grill, austin, band, band photos, booking, catlin rutherford, cd, cesar chavez, chase maclaskey, continental club austin, country, east austin, gig, gigs, honky tonk, july events austin, kyle ponder, live music, mike & the moonpies, mike and the moonpies, mike harmeier, parties, performance, photographs, photography, photos, photoshoot, press kit, preston rhone, promo, promotional, texas, two step, wedding band, weddings, western, zach moulton