Saturday, April 30, 2011

Whale 'Curiosity Specimen' Diorama

I made a couple of these animal dioramas a while ago, but I was still working out the kinks of construction. Now instead of using foam board, I'm using an actual wooden board. It makes so much more since and it doesn't bow. I got the board at home depot and then I have to saw it into small pieces in my craft room. The sawing part is actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be. And my craft room smells sweetly of cut wood. I live near a home depot now, and those stores are great for roaming. I start at the nursery where I look at all the plants and then work toward the wood section. D and I went together, and while I looked for art project inspiration he looked for geocache inspiration. There are so many possibilities for projects! Also, everyone there has their mind occupied with their own project. I like to guess what people are going to make.

I have a friend whose room was described as a cross between granny decor and a natural history museum. It was the best room full of seashells and quilts and sunshine. I think the description unconsciously inspired a bit with these dioramas. I've got the granny aspect of fabric and the natural history aspect of the sea urchin specimen.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sing All Your Favorite Songs

I did Karaoke for the first time on David's Birthday. Although it was kind of like karaoke with training wheels because David sang with me. He has done karaoke so many times he is practically blasé about it. My song of choice was the ever so delightful 'Papa loves Mambo' by the dashing Perry Como. This is my favorite song to sing in the shower or while driving so I thought it would translate well as my karaoke song. However, no matter how many times I've sung it before, this can't fix one little problem, my screechy and quite unpleasant singing voice. Ah well! Here are some pictures from David's birthday.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Roaring Twenties!

The roaring twenties are my favorite era. Partly because I love the fashion and visual aesthetic and partly because it sounds like an exciting and rollicking time to be alive. My friend Stephanie recently had a roaring twenties themed birthday party. Here are the photos!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Watching Soccer at Magnuson

I went to watch David play soccer at Magnuson park, but before the game started, the team practiced so I wandered about. I've been to Magnuson park only two previous times, once to swim and once for another soccer game. Both of those times I didn't really explore the park. I had not realized how big it is! Here are my pre-game photos:

During the game, I made a friend. Indie! Short for Indiana. I thinks she was named after Indiana Jones, but I'm not sure.

And the action began! Here are the rough and tumble soccer players:

And the game ended.