Archive - October, 2012

BAKING ALASKA almost done

Today I did not have to look far to find a project to feature. In the Kickstarter’s Recently Launched page I found Kari Barber’s film project, BAKING ALASKA. It is a documentary about two sisters who fulfill their dream of opening a bakery in Alaska.

First, the storyline is one I love. My mom and stepdad in 1983 went to Alaska to fulfill a life long dream to both live and run a business there. Watching Kari’s footage and pitch brought back many great memories of their adventures and the stories they would tell me via letters. Among many stories I loved the one about a grizzly bear trying to break into the stockroom/bedroom in the back of the pizza parlor.

BAKING ALASKA evokes that desire in all of us to follow our dreams. I backed Kari because I want to see the film finished. I want to see how the story unfolds.

Catfish Sandwich: A new album from Michelle and Barry

I met the Pattersons about 4 years ago while visiting my friend Jon in Colorado. It is kind of funny because I met Barry first while sipping coffee in Jon’s kitchen and then later Michelle when we stopped by to help her move furniture in their mountain cabin. I remember that last one the most because of their basset hound on the porch. He had discovered that the medical cone he had to wear at the time made for an amazing amplifier. He stood on the porch broadcasting his houndisms across the mountain valley.

The Pattersons are super talented musicians and a deep hearted couple. Their music really shows both. You can find out more on the Catfish Sandwich project page. Oh and this makes my first music backing. I am trying to fill out the Kickstarter pie. So if you know of any projects in Art, Photography, Dance, Theater or Fashion that need some attention, please send them my way. I can’t guarantee I will love them but at least I will have some choices. Thanks for stopping by.