05 January 2011

Support Your Local Cowboy...


Last Spring, my ol' movie buddy Patrick entered his Western, "Absaroka," in the Wyoming Short Film Contest.


And WON!!!
Congratulations, Patrick!

Well, he's thrown his hat into the ring again, and this time...the stakes are much higher.



The winner of the OpenFilm: "Get it Made" Competition will receive $500,000 to follow up their short with a feature-length movie!

Here's a little taste of the cowboy scoop from last May...



If you're a major movie-watching geek like I am, then you've probably seen my friend Patrick's work as a Location Manager.  So, when it came time for him to produce (and write, direct, and star in!) a Western set in 1881, you'd better believe he knew where to shoot...




...in and around his own "backyard" ~ Cody, Wyoming




Isn't it breathtaking?


{I'd still like to know the fate of that green dresser!}

Maybe we'll find out in the sequel.


To help make that happen, I hope you'll find it in your hearts to scoot on over to OpenFilm to view and vote for "Absaroka." 


I reckon Patrick will be mighty obliged.

Just click here to read his 2-part blog post on the making of... 


Public voting will be open until January 31, 2011


Thank you!

Enjoy the Film! 

: )

Julie M.

All Photos ~ Patrick Mignano


03 January 2011

Farmgirls, Sisters, Kindred Spirits, Friends...


With this picture of my farming maternal great grandfather's sisters, I opened my blog.


Two hundred post ago, I had no idea what a lovely world would soon unfold before me.

What  beautiful new friends I would make.

Kindred Spirits

Sisters

Like-minded souls who long for more peaceful, contented, orderly and creative lives.


I found them here and throughout my fair state and for that...

I thank you!


I'm truly looking forward to 2011. 

 I haven't been the most prolific of blog-posters, but not for lack of ideas.  


Life happened.  


A long tall Texan once said...

"When my actions meet my intentions, I make a really good friend."



I hope to be a better friend this year.



Yes, I am truly looking forward to 2011!!!

I hope you are too!


Have a beautiful week!


: )

Julie M.


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Coming soon:

I have some make-up work to do, loads of fun things to share with you...including a li'l give-away.

AND

Speaking of little ladies in lovely hats...please visit my friend Timi, of Come Junk with Us, to learn all about the next...

{click the Ruffles & Rust link to see my li'l post about Timi's last show}

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Pictured
{Mabel is my great grandpa's full sister.  Sometime after their mother "Jennie" passed...dear great grandpa married the housekeeper, who my mother later knew as "Grandma Slusher."  Lizzie & Barthula are her daughters.  Ida, the baby of the family, was born to sweet great grandpa & Grandma Slusher}

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