We all came full circle, and left the jobs we had to pursue new projects. They are working collaboratively with different community organizations in North St. Louis on an incredible creative urban project to build a bee sanctuary in what once was the Pruitt-Igoe projects. Now it an over grown multi acre urban jungle.
Northside Workshop is their home base and the Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group is a partnering organization. Both have super cool missions and are doing so much to help restore the unbelievable architecture & community.
Although we're coming at it from completely different angles, we are both figuring out how to build community around creative thinking - the process of making work is just as important as the work itself. They also deserve a huge congratulations for receiving Art Matters & Guggenheim Foundation grants.
I was lucky enough to arrive the day after the bees came and invited myself out to lunch with them and along to see the hives and meet the bees!
|The Hasselblad & awesome bookshelves|
|I have a soft spot for both vintage dishes & cameras|
|I love the open shelf kitchen|
|more cool things|
|Juan & Kiersten|
|Kiersten making sugar water aka bee food|
|Stopping in to say hello to Juan's mom & aunt|
|Toasted ravioli, a St. Louis favorite!|
|view from North Side Workshops|
|Juan has to stand back as the bees got mad at him the day before|
|Kiersten prepares the food|
|Hive before the added box|
|Kiersten feeding the bees|
|I love the color scheme|
|church in North St. Louis|
|front of the house|
|light in the living room|
|tv room with one of my photographs!|
|Mary Anne & Joe|
|pre-gaming dinner on the deck with Jess, Sherry & Joe|
|sunset across the street|
|dinner on the hill!|