Sunday, December 19, 2010
A love story. Thorsten and Mickey Gruenheid met on a high school exchange program in the late '80's. They rekindled there relationship 20 years later, were married and resided in Europe. Though finally together, Thorston's professional career required him to commute between Weisbaden in Germany and Amsterdam during the work week.
Now, together and living in the States, they created these two arrows to represent that period of their lives, and to celebrate that their newfound complete togetherness. Nice!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Daniele Lanza loves automatic weapons, ice cream, designing with gusto and his homeland of Italy. His arrow is smartly designed to compliment the Mt. Holly arrow, reflecting the colors of the Italian flag when hung together.
Daniele's arrow points to Forte Dei Marmi, or The Marble Fort, which rises from the town square in the astonishingly beautiful seaside Tuscan comune which bears the same name. The fort now houses a museum of satirical art which you can explore via the museum's iphone app.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Made a trek into the big city to exchange arrows with David Annis who I introduced too many times as sharing my same geek kinks. Mr. Annis lives just down the road from Minnehaha Falls in South Minneapolis. He is determined to hide his Mt. Holly arrow somewhere near the falls. See if you can find it.
This is another hard working arrow - painted on both sides, including mileage and lovingly painted spray on the subtle hint of the falls.
David said he was inspired by the brown and yellow signs put up by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas. "Did you know those are all made by one man?" asked David. No. No, I did not.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
This arrow was hand delivered to Mt. Holly by my old dICEHOUSES pal, Nussy and Myra, Owen, and Matt Mazzei. They drove 428 miles to attend the launch of The M*A*S*H Pole Project making them the furthest traveled arrow deliverers so far (as of 10/17/2010).
I'm kind of a jerk for wishing that somehow they had shot this arrow from Chicago and that it would have landed here in the M*A*S*H Pole. I also just realized that if they done that it would have ended up stuck in the pole pointing the wrong way . . . unless, they shot it to the east and around the world and then it had lodged itself into the pole pointing directly at Chicago. But, that's a little ridiculous.
Michele Azar and her daughter Lizzie brought the best arrow of the first day - a bold, colorful arrow festooned with actual gummi bears pointing to Bonn, Germany. It was a bit of a head-scratcher to me at first. But, Michele explained that she told Lizzie about the project and asked her "If we could make an arrow that pointed to anyplace on Earth, where would it point?" Lizzie responded, "Wherever gummi bears are made." Awesome.
When Lizzie and I exchanged arrows, she apologized for biting the heads of a couple off the bears from the sign on her way to Mt. Holly. No apology needed. Thanks to you, Lizzie, I will never forget that the Haribo gummi factory is in Bonn, Germany.
I hate golf, but I love to drink and I also love Arron Purmort. I look forward to tippling with Aaron someday soon at the One Glove Saloon. Thanks for the beautiful arrow with the nice touch of leather.
An amazingly upright Adam Puncochar delivered this tasteful arrow on behalf of Joyce on the morning following the 'well celebrated' wedding of Nichol and Jordan Hadler. Adam, Joyce must be so proud of you.
Here's a bonus - Joyce knows the way to Mt. Holly!
photo by Joyce
The very first arrow to go up on the pole, comes from Gary Koelling. Take note, you jackanapes, Gary painted both sides of the sign. He also included not only the mileage to Bourgeois Hills, but also, along the edge of the sign, the actual latitude and longitude of his destination. Yeah, that's a bad-ass sign. It also came with two cedar rockets. This, my friend, is how it's done. Nice work!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Just follow these instructions to get your shirt.
1. Pick out something you would like screen printed, a shirt, a bag, some fabric, a skirt, a loincloth, whatever. The best items for printing will be pre-washed cotton.
2. Send your stuff and an S.A.S.E (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) to:
305 Holmes St S
Mt. Holly, MN 55379
3. Once a month I will be batch printing a bunch of shirts.
4. Watch your mailbox.
It's easy and kind of free.
*Free in the fact that after you supply the shirt and the postage, it costs you nothing and I make nothing, nada, zilch, bupkiss.