Monday, June 13, 2011

Veins & Limbs Tattoo

Copyright Adri Meckel 2011

The newest tattoo design request, intended as an inner forearm drawing where veins become tree limbs.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

What a cutie!


I challenge you to look at that adorable face and not smile! Everyday is such an adventure with Jack and we do our best to keep up with him.
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Nest that Hatched the Egg

This looks like a cool movie...focusing on Mary Surratt, the first woman in the US to be victim to the death penalty. She was called "The Nest that Hatched the Egg" in reference to the plot to assassinate Lincoln.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

And He Works Without a Net!

Here is Jack, our 1.5 year-old dare devil. In a matter of moments, he can turn the average toy into a death defying contraption. All this fearless curiosity makes me wonder what he'll do with all his courageous energy when he grows up. I love this guy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Embezzelment - new drawing

Thanks to my sister for the amazing book I received for Christmas titled Prisoners by Arne Svenson. This drawing is inspired by one of the many convicts photographed in the book.

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February Fun

Posted by PicasaSome pictures taken in the last few days of our February happenings.  Nate is doing well and Jack is loving to stomp around in our snowy driveway He also got to test drive one of Papa Ron's tractors.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I have a large neon bistro sign for sale on craigslist.  Just taking a chance that somebody out there might need one.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dining In

This post is a HUGE pat on the back for Brant and I.  When we lived outside of Kansas City attending graduate school, we found it hard to cook and eat at home.  Time, schedules, projects, our suburban location, etc kept luring us into the fast food joints and restaurants that surrounded us.  We were literally spending hundreds of dollars a month on top of grocery money I was spending.

I have to report that in the last 2 weeks, we have used our bank card only twice to dine out!!! Thats 40 bucks rather than 150!

Yay for us!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Captive Baby Wearing Stockings

New work. Hatched and stippled ink drawn from a tin type photo I collected in Platte City, MO. About 3X4" in size. The beginning of something...I hope.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mrs. Edwards & Frl. Kussin (boxing) 1912

I was asked to make some drawings for an interior design project (thanks Meg!) and thought I'd share one of the final drawings. I really enjoy researching a topic when I make drawings...if possible. This project dealt with women and sports, so I went to the internet and looked up historic women's sports. This lead me to this famous image of two women boxing. I learned a little about these two particular women and their boxing match on March 7, 1912. I also learned a bit about women's boxing and the fact that it's taken over 200 years for it to be taken seriously. I'm not sure if I'm correct, but the London Olympics of 2012 might finally include it as a sport rather than an exhibition. Please make comments if I'm completely wrong about any of those facts...I can take a hit! :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jack's toy placements

More of Jack's strategic toy placements...

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Ankle Crosser

Jack is consistently crossing his ankles whenever he's sitting at the table, watching tv on the couch, or sitting on the floor. It is so amazingly adorable!
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Ready Made Toy Sculptures and Juxtapositions

As Jack zooms around the house, his toys often land in the strangest places, and in very clever juxtapositions.  As I notice his little surprise sculptures, I'm photographing them to share his budding creativity.  Please remember, I merely document these ephemeral creations, the genius belongs to Jack.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Camera Envy

My mom and dad's first 'couple camera.' Maybe someday it will find itself in my studio. Not that I would probably shoot with it, I think the film is a pretty obsolete size, but it sure is a cutie.

Took a photo of it as inspiration...since I've been drawing all those camera people.

Drawing in progress ... may have found some momentum in the work...more to come.
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