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About a Blog

Local Trolley focuses on sights, sounds, tastes, and arm-pit-stench of Milwaukee. Since local is where you are in the moment, inevitably there will be posts that will take you outside of the 414 area code. Local Trolley exists to go on to the curb with at least to wheels before parking…

Local Trolley developed from my previous blog incarnation Sane Artworks Blog. I briefly experimented with graphic design for clothing and wall art posters under the Sane Artworks banner. A pilot for a catch all design and media theme, Sane Artworks provided a concept for me to develop a dry-run brand identity and other creative ideas around.

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking

I’m really passionate about down-beat grizzly people going to extraordinary lengths to express themselves, i.e. foregoing food, water and medical attention to make a project or idea happen. Not having many employment prospects in the dead of the recession, I thought recreational writing would be a good way to stay productive, so I decided to try writing something once a week… for about two-weeks.

In the winter of 2009, only having been back in Milwaukee six months after living in Madison for nearly a decade, I wrote my first two pieces for Sane Artworks Blog. They were a review of the opening night of Train Project, an art exhibit by Waldek Dynerman, and a piece on the world premier of Handmade Nation, a documentary about craft-culture filmed by two crafty Milwaukeeans Faythe Levign and Amy Heimerl. I got my first rush from seeing my ideas in print.

After writing off-and-on for two years, I decided to officially launch Local Trolley in February 2011 to provide a space for me to highlight the things I really enjoy doing and seeing in Milwaukee. Enjoy!

8 responses

  1. Fly

    Thanks for coming to People’s Books the other night! Looking forward to keeping up-to-date on your blog. Hopefully I can see some of the stuff you create using the fusion “techniques” !!!

    February 21, 2011 at 5:47 am

  2. It was extra fun! I Can’t believe I forgot my camera!!1 Your teachings actually did spawn a project… A post is on the way!!

    February 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm

  3. Click the Band profile tab on the right so you can hear my music, I deserve to be alot high then #26… And i am going to win the miltown beatdown btw

    May 19, 2011 at 12:57 am

    • Most Definitely! I wondered who the sleepers would be… I’ll check it out and take it into consideration when I preview the battle pairing you’re in. I don’t think I’m going to re-rank until the finals though.


      May 19, 2011 at 9:33 am

    • Yo! Here’s Night 2’s battle matchups…

      Checked the beats out you definitely jumped up some slots homey… closing in on best in breed…

      May 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm

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  5. Thanx for checking out Milwaukee Alt. at the Art Beat 😀

    August 17, 2011 at 2:12 am

    • Yeah! Great work, Im a big fan of guerrilla fashion and your photography concept is very much of interest. Im glad you stuck around to the Art Beat bitter end, knew I wanted that T!

      L.S. Trolley

      August 17, 2011 at 8:10 am

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