short videooooo, but decided I really needed to work on my performance climbs. ✨ not as bad as I thought it would be, so I have hope! but I need to remember to actually practice them on a regular bases. 😝
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hoping by competition in december I can lift both legs at the same time, like I can when I climb using my dom forearm. 🤞🏻 small steps!
All in a day’s work. Ginger completed her first SORT station volunteer shift at @artprize for @wmeac. There are only a few people from west Michigan environmental action managing these recycling stations throughout ArtPrize, and the stations are open 12 hours+ a day. I learned many of the staffers are working 15 hour days simply because there are not enough volunteers to manage these stations... a result from ArtPrize visitors largely being unable to separate waste on their own, thus contaminating the City’s efforts to divert landfill waste. While it is exciting for people to show interest and ask questions about these efforts, it is disappointing to see many people throwing large amounts of “trash” into inappropriate bins in one swoop, while their children watch on. This is such a great time to teach children about separating waste and how important it is. Sadly, these lessons go unlearned for many families. Grand Rapids separates its waste - this is something visitors and tourists need to follow when visiting our city. If anyone can volunteer for a three hour shift to stand by one of these SORT stations to help visitors know where to put waste, please register on the ArtPrize website and/or contact wmeac and they will help you sign up. We had a lovely conversation with a young, perceivably homeless man tonight who came by every so often to collect bottles for deposit. As he rummaged through the recycling bin, he began sorting waste in throughout the bins. He told us he has to live a very efficient life and understands the importance of each waste steam, thus he is especially knowledgeable about where things should go. We directed him to where he can sign up to volunteer - which also gives him access to the volunteer lounge, where there are cold beverages, food, and bathrooms. Can you imagine, the homeless helping tourists with life skills. Maybe this can be another lesson GR can introduce to visitors when they come to this city. On another note, Ginger’s shift concluded with an elephant ear and now she is sound asleep. #artprize#grandrapids#sustainability#recycle#compost#wmeac#pittyfromthecity#ginnyfromtheblock
Guys. We recorded Episode 1 of the Diary of a Small Town Girl podcast tonight. AND.IT.WAS.AWESOME!
4 phenomenal women talking about being moms, daughters, sisters, and friends. It was more than I could’ve even hoped for. Look for it October 1st on all your favorite podcast sites. You will not regret it!
Today was my birthday so Kent & I took all 4 kids downtown #grandrapids for #artprize and dinner. It was a beautiful perfect fall evening EXCEPT for the tragic day earlier. So much sadness. Too tired to explain now but please pray for my friend Nancy and family and I’ll fill you in more when I can... Thank you friends for always praying when I ask.
adventurous evening at @mymusegr with a body painting by the one and only @lostheartist_ and makeup by @misstyraclark
if you missed it, that’s okay. show your support by voting for his piece in art prize! number 68493 🤘🏽😊 #artprize#grandrapids#bodypaint#bodyart#bodyartist
Ежегодно в Grand Rapids проходит фестиваль под названием ArtPrize🖌 Все художники, скульпторы и все все все творческие люди, которые участвуют в нем выставляет свои произведения искусства на площади возле GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum), как правило, это инсталляции... очень много людей собираются на протяжении недели в центре города. И все ходят, что очень необычно, потому что как правило все ездят, и по тротуарам мало кто ходит, кроме студентов по обмену 😂😂😂 (движение - жизнь💪🏼) #usa#artprize#gram#downtown#grandrapids#michigan#exchangestudent#flexprogram
Раньше мне всегда нужна была компания, чтобы куда-то пойти, да, это неплохо, но и не хорошо. Один раз я сказала маме, что не хочу идти куда-то сама потому что одной мне не весело. Она сказала, что тебе должно быть весело не только с компанией, но и с самой собой.... Я запомнила это. И теперь понимаю, что в этом пунктике у меня - ✅. Сегодня ходила в downtown сама прогуляться. Да и есть ещё одна галочка, в пункте «Просить всех прохожих сфоткать меня»😂😂👌🏼 #usa#artprize#gram#downtown#grandrapids#michigan#exchangestudent#flexprogram
I’ll save the art for a later post, but here are some snippets of #GrandRapids . I’m so grateful that I’m paired with a local guide so I can simply follow, and get to look around 👀 rather than rely on my terrible sense of direction and google maps. Featuring: old ads, mean guard puppers, a bold female angel, two younger siblings dressed up for a quinceañera, the view from our seat at the bar of a very legit tapas place, and dusk. 10 miles of walking! #artprize10