Back on my birthday, Caitlin and I went to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. There were so many pretty flowers! And now I’m finally posting them. Yay. ^_^
May 17, 2012
I made some clouds.
March 1, 2012
Okay, so, first…I came downstairs after work and there was a present from my mom on my table. (I should have taken a picture of that, but I didn’t.) So I opened it and it was a bracelet she wears all the time that I always told her I got to have when she died. It was just a cheap thing she found in a second-hand store, but I love it. You can see why.
So, I sat there and cried (shocker). I didn’t want to just throw the wrapping away because everything felt so damn special. So…I made a flower out of what it was wrapped in.
And that was really fun. So I decided to crumple some more paper.
Then I got out my paints.
And painted a cloud.
Then I did it again.
The third one is my favorite so far.
Then I added a red umbrella. Because yay. Red umbrellas.
I’m going to make a lot more. I happen to have a lot of that newsprint paper. I got a bunch of it at Tai Pan Trading Company. They were used to wrap the bottles I bought to be artsy with. >.> I’m like a child that plays with the box instead of the actual present.
August 12, 2011
July 10, 2011
Last night, my friend Lucine invited me to the Odon Festival downtown. It was at the Buddhist temple, which we would have walked around in, but they put all the food stalls in there, so it was super crowded. The building looked so…normal..on the outside. I wouldn’t have guessed it was a temple. But I suppose anything down the street from the LDS Salt Lake Temple isn’t going too look very fancy.
First, I met Lucine at Barnes and Noble. We’d only ever talked online, so I wasn’t sure if I’d recognize her. But I did. She was sitting in the cafe with a big pink bag with daisies sticking out of it (which were for me…yay!). Turns out she wasn’t a serial killer or anything like that (she actually called her mom to let her know I wasn’t a serial killer either), so the night ended up being pretty fun.
Then we went to the Odon Festival and bought stuff. The little stands there reminded me of Anime Expo with their mystery figurine boxes and super cute erasers. I bought 4 bracelets. Lucine bought a pretty pink parasol. I wanted to buy a parasol, but I already have one at home, so I refrained. It was a couple hours until stuff actually started, so Lucine bought me dinner at Charlie Chow’s (nomnom). Then we went back to see the drummers and dancers, at which point I started taking pictures.
First off, there were some drums:
Then there were some drummers:
Then there was street dancing:
And of course, there were a lot of really cute kimonos:
These two kids were my favorite:
So, that was my first activity IRL with Lucine. Here are the daisies she gave me (after I put them in a vase at home):
And last, but not least, here’s me and Lucine!
May 9, 2011
March 25, 2011
I’ve decided to post about my California trip in subjects rather than days. And instead of doing just one long California trip post, I’m breaking it up into multiple posts. One of my resolutions this year was to write more blogs than last year and I’ve realized I wrote about a blog a week last year. Which means I’m way behind. So I’m going to stretch this trip over a few blog posts. Resolutions are srs bsns after all.
The first thing we did in California, once we stopped driving in circles…
As if koi aren’t creepy enough, look what happens when you throw a bit of food at them.
I think the koi were Jamie’s favorite part. I liked the flowers.
There were other plants too.
The whole garden was very pretty. I’d take bridals there all the time if I lived close. And if I knew brides. Here are the rest of my pictures: