Monday, June 27, 2011

Remember that Weekend with the Cats and Mai Tais?

This past weekend was kind of a "lay low" type of weekend. Jt and I drove to my storage unit in order to get rid of a loveseat that has been sitting in there for a year, and Sunday I worked at the studio. So yeah, it was a pretty chill weekend, but the weekend before that was a bit more eventful. My new 40 hour a week job makes weekend adventures even more important than they were before. I can only remember this life as Emma for a short period of time, so I want to make the most of it!

Let's begin with cats. Jt and I found out late Sunday that there was a cat show up in the North Georgia area. We quickly got in the car and took a little road trip, only to arrive with 30-40 mins to look around. This is the second cat show I've been to and the first one was much much better. I specifically went to find some toys for my kitties, but had no such luck. I think I'm just going to have to buy them online. However, we did see some cuuute kitties while we were there.

This little lady looked like such a princess. There are more pics on my flickr of course.

I loved these guys, snuggling together. The tan one is a boy and the darker one is a girl. They were so sleepy

I didn't take too many pictures because most of the cats were not what I would consider cute. They just didn't have much variety at this cat show, slightly disappointing but all the baby kittens made up for it and road trips with JT are always fun.

The day before was not filled with kittens, but still a good time. The 1st annual Rockabilly Luau occurred and I invited some of my friends to come along with me. Despite the weather, I still had a lot of fun. The music was great and the drinks were fruity!

mai tai extravaganza

Sadly, we got rained out.

Can I just say that I really like the dress I bought for this event?! I admit, I wasn't too sure about it in the dressing room, it's a bit girly, but I loved the print and the cut. I felt like I was wearing a vintage tablecloth/napkin...I guess to some that doesn't sound appealing but I'm a big fan. Hahaha! I was so happy to spend time with my friends I don't get to see very often and seeing my hoop instructor was an added bonus. That girl is such a wonderful teacher and has great spirit. Wow, just looking at the pictures makes me miss my friends. I'm truly grateful for them.

Well, my eyes are starting to hurt, yeah I'm not used to staring at a computer 8 hours a day so I'm still adjusting to that. Other than that, life is grand and we go to the beach on Friday!

Have a great night!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pirates and Katy Perry

So two events have happened that I've yet to talk about, one being the local Renn Fest and the other being a Katy Perry concert. Now let me just preface this post with a little tidbit of info. I've never been much of a documenter; I kept a journal when I was younger but that was it. I have a few photos from high school and even less from my first years of college, it was always the last thing on my mind. Cameras were never a big part of my life and just recently I began taking pictures. Honestly, sometimes I don't feel comfortable just whipping out my point-and-shoot and most of the time I experience the moment without even thinking about documenting it.

Yeah so that's why the Renn Fest does not have too many pics to go along with it. I was just having so much fun with my friends.

The Renaissance Festival is a local fest that only last a few months in the summer, but what fun! This year was exceptionally great because I went with my red-headed friend, Marcy, and holy cow those people loved gingers. We got at least 3 people calling out to us, "Fire goddesses are welcome here!" and "I love you, gingers!" It was hilarious and even more so after a few beers, haha. We visited the archery booth, the pirate ship, leather booths, a glass and metalworkings booth, and various other shops with herbs and candles. I spent most of my money on food and drink, but I did buy a small bag of loose tea. It was a good day full of merriment and good company. You can find the rest of the photos here, yeah yeah I know, not too many to show.

And now I'm going to be lazy and not write a lengthy blog about this, mainly because Miss San Smith already did a spectacular job of describing the night. We went for her 28th birthday and it was a major celebration...light up cotton candy, fruity drinks, and an explosion of candy confetti. Yep, it was magical and fun and fantastic! I've never been to a show like that before!

I'm so glad I got to share this wonderful experience with a dear friend. I hope she had a wonderful birthday, I think she did.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A little vintage

Whew, it's a been a busy few weeks. I'm changing jobs and working in the studio more so I haven't had too much time to be online. Lately, I only get on to check on friends and look for reference images regarding my little line of ceramics. I'm really excited about how things are turning out.

So onward to the adventures I've been having outside of work. A few weekends ago, JT and I spent some time at a local antiques shop, Kudzu. I love this place, such a great way to get inspired. There's something wonderful about old objects and their history.

This setup was fabulous. It totally reminded me of Mad Men. The frivolous side of me would love to have a room full of typewriters and lamps. Which reminds me, a long time ago I bought an electric typewriter from a flea market in North Georgia. I loved the sound and feel of the keys, but I only used it a few times before it broke.

Random case of rocks, another thing I've loved for a very long time. I don't know what it is about rocks but I loved them every since I was a little kid. My grandmother had a collection of rocks in her fancy display case, and I would spend so much time staring at all of them. She recently passed away and I don't know if they will be given to me. It was one of the few things my grandma and I had in common. She would go on vacations, bring home interesting rocks, and label them for display. I do this too and I only recently found a great display case for them.

One of my favourite things I ever brought to show-and-tell, from her collection, was this little sculpture of a miner and a donkey on a chunk of pyrite. For me, that was the coolest thing I had ever seen.
Whoa, this booth is crazy packed with salt & pepper shakers, and this is only part of it! I always feel nervous in this many things and they are all breakable.

This happens to be my fav booth. I'm a sucker for mid-century modern kitchen accessories and furniture. I want to make my own line of cups and mugs inspired by this design later this year. Ack, I didn't even notice the horse illustration hanging on the wall! Oh well, another trip to Kudzu. There are more photos on my flickr account if you want to see some of the items in the booth.

Well, I gotta get back to working on ceramics. I'll blog a little bit tomorrow about Katy Perry and the Renn fest.