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Art On Lark

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Past weekend we found ourselves caught between hundreds of artists and a plethora of live acts at the 2016 annual Art On Lark festival in Albany, NY. The weather held out for the most part which we were most thankful for.

We came up with a few pros and cons of the event.

PROS:

Interacting with people – One of the things we find the most important here at MFMG is the art of communication and interaction. We are a part of the community. We live, work, and play in the Capital District and are very proud to do so.

Outdoors – Who on earth wants to stay inside all the time hunched over a computer? It was beautiful and we were lucky to be there getting some sun.

Name Recognition – We got our name out there. Which is never the easiest thing to do. Especially when you’re knee deep in projects.

 

CONS:

Poor Positioning –  The outskirts of the event seemed to have a loss of traffic. Possibly positioning some of the more well known booths towards the edge to allow for smaller booths to get a little more exposure.

Music –  The music seemed a little lackluster. We loved the performers but it seemed off. There were stages to both sides of the street but, there wasn’t a clear sound coming from either ends.

Rain date “date” –  Looking into some of the other events that are happening around that time. There were some other high profile events around the Capital District that were happening around the same time. Leaving the street a little less full than other years.

 

Overall we had a lovely time. Catching up with neighbors and friends and enjoying the beautiful day just couldn’t be beat. Hope to see you next year!

 

 

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Lauren

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A bit back we had the chance to take pics of Lauren and we had such a blast doing it. She had never done a photoshoot before and I’m so excited with how they turned out! Here’s a sample of what we did. Check out the rest here.

 

The Process

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It’s currently 12:24am EST and I’m wondering why I’m not asleep. I keep thinking of things that need to be done and designs that need to be finished and did I schedule a post for this or a post for that. It get’s so exhausting at times that I have to stop and take a look back and remind myself why all of this needs to be done.

The main reason I keep coming back to though is basically plain and simple.

I love creating.

There isn’t a day that goes by where I am not forced by some mystical entity to create something. ANYTHING. Whether it’s doodles on a pad of paper or full on artistic visions put to a canvas with gold leaflets. These days I’m more drawn to digital art such as graphic design or photography, but the painter inside me is still thriving. I would even say that my original training in art helped me become the designer I am today.

I write all this because this blog may be about art. It may be about a trip I took to some far away land. It could even be about how my niece is the most adorable and beautiful creature (IMO) to wander this earth. But in the end what this blog will definitely be is ME. Kiki. The girl behind Monkfish and the girl who’s grammar is terrible. The girl who started this with a friend years ago and it’s now fully evolved into something that I think about almost every second of my day.  I’ve worked with some amazing people past few years. Can’t wait to continue doing so and writing all about it.

Much love,

Kiki

Ps…it’s not 12:36 and I think I did an ok update this late. Literally holding my eyes open with scotch tape.