08 May 2012

Warm Music with or without Lightning

What a full week!

Last Thursday, I showed some of my button jewelry at a local craft & art fair.  It was the product of a ton of work over the last few weeks; but it was fun to show off my creative side.  A little pocket money doesn't hurt either.

On Friday, I was off work for a bit of a mini vacation - in Memphis with V.  What a great weekend it was!!!  Musicfest and lots of other fun activities; including a 8.5 mile bike ride, a 3 mile walk and some great food and friends.  Also, who couldn't have fun seeing NeedtoBreathe, Little Richard (yeah, the real LR), Allison Kraus, Florence + the Machine and the Civil Wars.  Yeah, it was a blast.

                                     Florence + the Machine                         the Civil Wars 

By the way, lets just take note of the creepy awkward Elvis set that NeedtoBreathe apparently brought with them.  I understand the need to have Elvis in close proximity to any Memphis/music mix - but really, lets just pick a more flattering image:

I drove home on Sunday night, very late.  It was actually fantastic - due in large part to the amazing lightning show that went on for more than and hour.  Cloud to ground, cloud to cloud, and multiple thunderheads all glowing with beautiful but deadly sparks of power.

The Spring Tour of Homes in the Quapaw Quarter is also this coming weekend - and I have been working with the QQ Association as and Architectural History Consultant.  A cool little gig if I do say so myself.  I am working on some great publications and research for them, and can't wait to see some final products!!  Little Rock is always a cool place to visit, especially when I get to see T and her friends and family.  T was also was the inspiration for some travel/map themed pinwheels for a baby shower - apparently they were a big hit.

M is home from school this week too - and is coming to work at Lantern with me.  This is going to be interesting, to say the least.  Sisters don't always make great co-workers, but I am totally willing to try.

A sketch to end the night:

I was thinking this might look cool with the figure black or white to form a negative space with the non-figure area swirling with color.

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