Creating Art, Helping a Community – Danger Schmanger

OK, though much like Pope Benedict is soon to be this site is largely functioning as a Blog Emeritus to the new site ๐Ÿ™‚ I do want to use it from time to time, though, for special announcements, etc. Won’t you consider donating to this worthy project. I know a lot of people (including a ton of artists) are asking for your money these days, but I can vouch for these gentleman and their heart and vision and I want to promote their cause wherever I can.


Some gentlemen I know from church are part of an endeavor to create a business that does good by helping to foster new artists and to change the perception of a much maligned but amazing city, my city, St. Louis.

Would you watch the video on their page and consider donating? As a personal connection, the house that the video was shot in? Yup, that’s das Haus, my house, right in the middle of the aforementioned city. Check them out on Facebook here and the web here. Click on the image below to go to their fundraising page.

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From their Indiegogo page:

โ€œHey there people. My name is Cardin Irakoze and I am one of the interns for Danger Schmanger. Iโ€™m originally from Congo. I have been in St. Louis for five years and the first thing I noticed about St. Louis the danger. It took me awhile to notice the beauty of St. Louis. The first thing I want other people to notice about St. Louis is the beauty not the danger. One of the best ways we can do that is through Danger Schmanger. One t-shirt can make a huge difference. We need your help. We need $4500 to finish buying equipment and things for our shop. And even if you canโ€™t help us financially, you can still pray for us. Thank you.โ€

Cardin is an awesome kid studying at Forest Park Community College to do web design. We are truly privileged to be burning screens, pulling ink, and making T-shirts with him.

How it all works:

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Time to Move – Please Update and Follow!!

Well, even though I have not gotten the galleries up as yet, which was the whole purpose of the move to begin with, it is time to start blogging again.

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P.S. If you want to know some of the benefits and drawbacks of moving to a web site and blog you host yourself, just give me a shout.

Librarian Valentines

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Here is my contribution to Valentine’s Day on behalf of librarians everywhere ๐Ÿ˜‰
In other news…I believe the blog break is nearly over, and when it is the blog will be moving to new digs (as yet finished and unfurnished). Though I will miss my well-connected WordPress home, I hope that you all will still come visit. Happy Valentine’s Day!