Happy Leap Year Day! One of the best holidays- gives you an extra day to do something out-of-the-ordinary. Plan accordingly & have fun!
Since I can remember, I have wanted to go ice fishing. Each winter, after the lake had frozen, we would see fisherman drill holes into the solid ice. They would create igloo-style abodes and settle in for the day. Awesome.
Finally went ice fishing! & used the best! pole imaginable. Love the citrus color combination & simplicity.
*Ta-da!* The above fish was caught with the outstanding aforementioned pole.
An interesting aside: Ice fishing is way easier than traditional fishing. ie: less patience required.
The Final Day of Detroit Institute of Art's much lauded Rembrandt exhibition is upon us. Having been a longtime fan of Rembrandt and his skills, I checked it out.
It featured an exhaustive collection of Rembrandt's work depicting his version of Jesus, whom he modeled after his neighbor in Amsterdam. He is the first Western artist to portray Jesus as Jewish, vulnerable, and humble, establishing this collection as ground-breaking for these reasons.
If I didn't know better, I would surmise that Rembrandt's self-portraits are modeled after Dylan- but that's impossible.
So this is actually where Punxatawney Phil lives on his days off. I have a deep affinity for Phil & his taciturn predictions. If you don't love GroundHogs, but do love how they taste- here is a recipe you may want to try. Bon åppetit!
Get ready for the Hamtramck Music Blowout, scheduled for Leap Year Day thru March 3rd, 2012! Ranked only behind Williamsburg as America's Most Rock & Roll City, Hamtramck can out-rock BK simply due to the reverb alone.
Hundreds of indie bands are scheduled to appear in our favorite dives all over town. Imagine SXSW, Detroit style. Blowout is gaining popularity, although, so far, it has retained its true grit. [just go- you'll see]
Check out the schedule to find when & where your fave musical treasures are performing. Definitely catch the Electric Lion Sound Wave Experiment & Oblisk performances, conveniently located at the same venue. Talk about yeah!
The most amazing train exhibition ever. Located in Scranton, this miniature town is almost an exact replica of the 'Electric City.' This version is iced with a slight comic edge, courtesy of the architect, Don Clark.
Kathy, (daughter of the late Mr. Clark) is extremely knowledgeable & is running the show. She points out interesting details, and gives great insight into the collection. She is also willing to share personal stories about her father and his obvious affection for model trains.
All images & text ©Nicole Wrona