21 April 2005

V to the O



what more can be said about someone who has been known to spend hours helping his niece set up wildly elaborate polly pocket scenes? about someone who willingly (and quite enthusiastically) attends experimental dance performances with his sister? much more, naturally. so blessed to have brothers who inspire me endlessly: nate (known to many as dj dust of mars ILL), who amazes me with his creativity, his music and skills as a turntablist, and von (yup, V to the O), who blows me out of the water with his vision and raw, magnificent talent as a designer/artist. von (in the photo above that I took a couple of years ago while visiting him in new york) is the brother I'm talking about today. he just finished construction of his website (take a little looky here). I know just how it feels to labor so intensively over something for such a long amount of time, to have so much of yourself invested in something. it ain't easy. I applaud him for seeing it through and putting it out there. so if you're reading this baby brother, you should know how proud I am of you. your brilliance shines like a thousand suns.

(oh, and by the way-- ava misses her polly pocket partner in crime)

12 comments:

  1. your family is so rich with talent and creativity.....
    is there an mc in the fam? you just might have all the elements of hip hop in house

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  2. ava has been known to rock the mic.

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  3. also, thank you meridith-- for your kind words about my family...

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  4. What a sweet sister you are.
    Amen to mer. you have such talent and creativity in your family. what are your parents like? I see they leave sweet comments on your blog- at least it looks like those are your parents :) They must have really been good with you guys to raise such free thinking amazing talented grounded kids.! BRAVO!

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  5. sounds like your family is full of that special creative talent and is very supportive as well. that's a cool place to be and a cool way for kids to grow up.

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  6. aww, Vonnie. what a great photo! Try being the least creative/artistic inclined in a family full of artists! Actually, they have helped me to find those elements in my own life in small ways. Although when you have a husband from such a family it is a little difficult to be allowed any creative input when making a decision...i "just dont get it!" ok, enough about me....hurray for Von! and hurray for you, Andrea! i love your blog!

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  7. Enjoyed reading this as well....you are a great big sis for those two! love you, gym

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  8. i love your post..but i think i must be stupid b/c once i clicked on your bro's {awesome}site, i couldn't get back from it w/o hitting 'end task'...how does one get off the site once they're on?
    [just curious]

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  9. Like I mentioned before, you've got one of the most interesting families I've ever known. I'm so proud to be a part of it, albeit through marriage. I feel so much a part of your family, Andrea, that your brothers really make me feel like another brother to them. Quite an honor.

    Von, you've got great talent and mad props to you for finishing your site. Best of luck, man.

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  10. such kind words, everyone. thank you.

    olivia- you're not the only one who has had that happen... mentioned it to my bro and he's going to check it out. may have something to do with you being on a PC...? he created the site on a mac (which may be why I haven't had any problems).

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  11. cool! You guys are awesome! I love your pictures....what kind of camera do you use?

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  12. thanks, joy. you take wonderful photos and so I take that as quite compliment! and to answer your question- we shoot with a canon rebel EOS (non-digital).

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