Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Can't Stop Crafting, Won't Stop Crafting

        I've been busily crafting at any spare moment I have in order to get ready for this big sidewalk sale that I'm selling at in October. Added to the inventory are cute magnets made out of salt dough and painted by yours truly! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wedding Buzz

   My other cousin is getting married in a few weeks and I was asked to make a stamp for their party favors. They are giving out coffee, which explains the coffee cup!

Work in progress

The finished stamp!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


      I just got back from a long weekend in Chicago-- we were there for my cousin's wedding, and in-between wedding activities, we really packed a lot in! I liked Chicago a lot, and I definitely would love to go back!

First stop-- the bean!

We then took a boat tour and learned more about Chicago architecture. I learned quite a bit about it in art history, but it was cool to see them in person and get a more in depth back story from our awesome tour guide.

The fam on the boat

Next was the Art Institute of Chicago-- definitely one of the best museums I have been to in a long time. (Photo cred Alyssa Pry)

Some sketches that I did while in the museum

On Saturday, we went on a walking tour to see a neighborhood of Frank Lloyd Wright's houses that he built near his own home and studio. There was some serious house envy going on that morning. 

Stopped here for a Chicago Style 'Red Hot' which is their version of a hot dog. Hot dog, peppers, mustard, relish, and french fries. This place seemed like it was a Chicago institution considering the line was out the door when we got there!

 On Sunday, we had a beach day on Lake Michigan, with views of the skyline. The water was really cold, so only toes were dipped in!

This was a mosaic that was at the Garfield Park Conservatory, where the wedding reception was held. Needless to say, I think I'm pretty inspired by this. AMAZING.