My Kids had the day off from school yesterday (again)
...So we decided to head out and about on the town......going to different Vintage stores, Urban Outfitters, back alleys, and art supply shops. we had a great time!
My daughter always likes to park at the tippy top of the parking structure and look out high above our town....
Such a great town we have...so diverse, colorful, and fun.
we love poking around the alleys, looking at all of the colorful graffiti....
(i know I'm weird, but I like these kinds of things)
This places is huge.....long alleys, with walkways overhead..
we headed on over to my favorite Vintage store on State street called "the Get UP"
i love it in there, they have an amazing selection of vintage cowboy boots, great shoes, and fantastic jewelry.
I ended up scoring a vintage brown acetate dress with tiny little rhinestone buttons.....
from the 1950's! so cool...and after my next stop to the thrift shop to get more wool sweaters to felt for pillows, I scored some brown shoes in the EXACT shade as my dress, for $3 bucks.....ha ha!
i'm so lucky, I didn't even go in there looking for shoes ;)
I also nabbed a vintage camera for $15...I don't know if it works, but it looks like it has a nice lens... I would really love to take some pictures the old fashioned way, with actual print film. so we shall see....
I actually love taking pictures, and photography in general, a complete amateur that's for sure, but I love learning new things each day. I spent the most of last night taking digital pictures of Jewelry to load up onto my website.
I found that natural light works best, and LOOKS the best.
here's natural light....
Also, if it's one tip I could pass along, it would be to NEVER EVER use flash.
pictures just look better without it.
SO earlier in the day after we picked our supplies we headed home to be creative...
My son playing his new Birthday present that he got this weekend.....
because in our household, you cannot create with out music,..... really you cant do ANYTHING with out music in our opinion!
So Fiona and I got down to creating...using our new super colorful chalk
and making our own graffiti on the kitchen blackboard walls...
(now I think I might paint my living room wall in blackboard paint, just so we can doodle) :)
Our next project was to create our own self-portraits on tiny canvasses. It's a project I want to do as a class at my shop, so I tried it out first with my family.
each one of us getting our own little 4X4 square.
Fiona made hers...
and mine....(I think I'm from Avatar)
as soon as he walked in the door they told him what was expected of him...now mind you, the man does not paint, or draw, (except for the SHOE he always doodles...Check above blackboard pic for his shoe doodle) don't ask me why he doodles shoes, but he does....everytime.....
so the man is not really creative, unless you consider building things like furniture, well then, he is amazing...but this was different.
so he sat down to do his self portrait.....and I about DIED.
the fact that his self portrait reminded me of this guy,
do you remember the MOD Squad?
I LOVED that show as a kid!
well, now I cannot get it out of my mind. too funny!
So here's is Ian's finished piece, i am still laughing......
(the kids think he is DYNO-MITE!) hee hee hee.
Isn't he great?
he might have actually found a new calling...I am thinking so!
So on that creative note....I am off to the shop to work on more pillows...
I have been a machine lately...creating pillow after pillow...all of them sold, but more on the way I promise.
hope all of you are having a creative and wonderful day....turn up the music, and Have some FUN! I know I will ;)