Friday, April 16, 2010

Its share, stroller traffic and props

- Passing this blooming vine every morning in the back of my work place, proving that even a concrete jungle has its share of beauty.

- An early work appointment leads me to the area around the High Museum of Art and a nearby preschool. It is fun to fall in behind sidewalk stroller traffic on a sun dappled morning.

- A polite young man calls in and asks if we could print a series of enlarged words on large card stock - 202 of them to be exact. His indie band needs them for props in their latest video. When he picks them up, I make him promise to let me know when to look for the video on YouTube.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend - filled with good things.


Lance said...

Hi Lynn,
Getting behind those strollers...and life can take on a bit of a different meaning. It's like the pace slows down a little bit, and that's a really good thing!

Lynn said...

Lance -

I liked that there were as many dads as moms in the stroller traffic. And definitely a good thing - fun to hear them greeting each other

LL Cool Joe said...

Sounds like the Bob Dylan video, way back when.

Jannie Funster said...

Oh, Cool Joe beat me to the Bob Dylan thought. Subterreanean Homesick Blues, I believe is the tune.

Okay, somebody has to ask this... Just how high IS that museum?? 20 stories? 30? :)


Lynn said...

Joe -

An idea they are borrowing, I'm sure. They got some cards with a solid PMS color on it, too, that will have special effects on it in the video. He says their last video "went viral" and was on MTV.

Jannie -

That's it! Here is a link to a photo of The High:,2

My coworker says it is named in honor of the High family. :)

TALON said...

I love the image of "stroller traffic on a sun dappled morning" - that starts you off smiling :)

There's always some beauty, Lynn, and some people just know where to look :)

Meredith said...

Oh, how cool, Lynn! I'd love it if you'd let us know about the indie band's video release, too, when you find out. Then we can see a bit of your work, too. ;)

You have a great eye for natural beauty, Lynn. Those flowers you photographed are the Cherokee Rose, I'm almost certain. Without a closeup of flower form, no plant i.d. can be 100% sure, but the leaves are rose leaves, and the buds are the right color and shape, and these flowers are blooming here now, too, in a sunny corner on the edge of the woods. You can check by noticing next time if the flowers only have about five or six petals once they open. Then you are witnessing the late spring bloom of the State Flower of Georgia. :D

Lynn said...

Talon -

Thank you for saying so - that makes my day!

Meredith -

Absolutely - I thought I would post the link for the video when it comes out.

The cards I did for him are not representative of the kinds of things we usually print. I am a sucker for someone with a dream. :) But I got a kick out of doing these for them.

Would you have seen the concert series booklet for Spivey Hall? Or Theatre of the Stars booklets? That's the kind of thing we do most often.

Wow - the Cherokee Rose? I thought it was just a wild vine. Cool!

Riot Kitty said...

Your work takes you to some neat places! Or rather, you are good at finding the beautiful and interesting.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Thank you for saying that! I sure meet some wonderful people in this line of work.

Kim said...

Definitely can't wait to see that video as well, very cool!!
Flowers growing where things seldom thrive is a wonderful thing, has got to prove something! :)

Lynn said...

Kim -

It is good to see you - I've missed you.

I agree - I love the tenacity of these flowers and I noticed they are all around the industrial area I work in.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I love wild plants that defy cement! Cherokee Rose- interesting.
Strollers are way easier than running after them all the time! Borrowing cute smiles from the occupants is priceless! Sounds like a fun video project!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Defying concrete. I like that!

Ileana said...

I'm always amazed by what grows naturally in the city in the most unexpected places. Makes me want to snap pics of the beautiful contrast as well.

Let me know when that YouTube video is available; I'd like to check it out, too!

Happy Saturday, my friend!

Maude Lynn said...

I immediately thought of Bob Dylan, too!

Lynn said...

Ily -

I would love to see some contrasting shots of Miami life. It amazes me that somehow this stuff managed to grow in that tiny patch of dirt.

And I will definitely post the link to the video.

Hope you are having a great weekend so far!

Mama Zen -

This may be a nod to Bob Dylan from some admirers. There were also some solid color cards with no words and I asked about them - someone will be holding those and a scene will be playing out on it. Pretty cool.

Meredith said...

I have seen a Spivey Hall booklet. Maybe I've held some of your company's work in my hands. :)

Lynn said...

Meredith -

If so, then you have.

Fireblossom said...

I love vines. They are ever-hopeful.

Brian Miller said...

even the concrete jungle has beauty...i like that. cool about the vid...there was a bad that did that years ago...cant remember the song...

Lynn said...

Fireblossom -

I like that - ever hopeful. A lovely thought.

Brian -

I hear that it is Bob Dylan's Subterreanean Homesick Blues. The Debutaunts may be doing this as a tribute or they are too young to know. :)

Blue Bunny said...

deer lynns, i wil have my jannie chek out that link on the high muzeum.

hops yor having a grate sunnday??


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Lynn said...

Blue Bunny -

It has been truly grate. :)