We hit an exciting milestone this week – all three of our production teams had a shoot on the same day! We were here, there and everywhere on Wednesday with Team Blahnik capturing process with Marisa Martinez at Quench Jewelry Arts, Team Melin filming a reading by Hmong storyteller Ka Vang and Team Rowe finishing up interviews with Toni and Uri Sands of TU Dance. We rounded out the week in the field with Ping Wang and her Kinship of Rivers project at the Yinghua Academy, a Chinese immersion school in Northeast, and tonight we’ll be at the Mixed Blood Theater with Jack Reuler for the opening of Learn to be Latina.

We launched a new blog series called Artist Day Jobs and first up is Anna Tsantir of Two Bettys Green Cleaning Service. Check out the video, let us know what you think and email us if you or an artist you know has an unusual day job!

Don’t forget to check out the American Craft Council show this weekend at the RiverCentre and visit the booths of local artists like Scott McGlasson, Josephine A. Geiger, Kelly Marshall and Fred Kaemmer.

Put your feet up on Sunday night and enjoy an all new episode featuring Guillermo Cueller, Amanda Lovelee, Shawn McNulty, and Hastings 3000 – you deserve a little break and a lot of eye candy. Join in on the live twitter chat using #mnoriginal to tag your tweets. We want to hear from you!

Links we love today:

Dumpster Cameras

Bug Memorials (local)

ARTCRANK time lapse (local)

Trumpet Kid

Overheard in the studio: “No lights can knock us out of sync.”