I was feeling ‘beachy’ today. My sister just got back from Hawaii and I spent 30 minutes ooo’ing and aaahhh’ing at her photos and am now visualizing a week on the beach…. sandy beaches, fruity drinks, dreamy sunsets, a coastal drive preferably in a convertible with the top down, stargazing with the sound of crashing waves in the background… sounds delightful! Gary and I will be in Santa Barbara at the end of August for 5 days and I am wishing it the end of August right now!
This pinhole of a jellyfish is from a trip to San Diego in 2005. The beach was covered with them, so many colors and sizes. I even found one that glittered in the sunlight. One day I will have a room in my home that is dedicated to jellyfish! I want a wall sized aquarium full of jellyfish! A room that I can host parties in with super comfy furniture, we’ll turn off the lights and watch the jellyfish while sipping martinis and listening to jazz. That sounds like the perfect party!
I’ve neglected to blog these past few days because I need to prepare some pinhole scans and get them ready for flickr. I might not have a chance to do that until Saturday morning.
How was your 4th of July? If you didn’t know, that is my favorite holiday, closely followed by New Years Eve. Holidays with fireworks are just terrific! I actually made of goal of not doing any work and succeeded! On Thursday night we went to Voce Ristorante and Lounge. AMAZING! I highly recommend it. Our Italian dinner was incredible, the atmosphere was fantastic! Deep red walls and chocolate leather couches with live jazz! Pure Heaven!
On Friday evening we headed downtown to First Friday and hung out with some of the raddest people we know! Gallery hopped, watched fireworks in the street from Chase Field, went to the Lost Leaf for some drinks and ended up back at their place for a little mellow party…
Saturday was Karaoke day! YES! I DID IT! It was so liberating! I was a little intoxicated, but once that microphone reached my hands I was the star performer! ha! I sang ‘I’m just a girl’ by No Doubt and even danced a little on the stage! Gary videotaped my performance and one day I’ll debut the video.
On Sunday I slept most of the day and then went to the dive-in movies at my apartment complex. We watched The Simpsons Movie poolside. It was the perfect way to end my party filled weekend!
Last night was Creative Connect. I’ve been getting their emails for almost 4 years, but went to my first event last night. So Much Fun! I look forward to more of those! It’s great to put faces with people who twitter and flickr. It’s also great to see so many people I know in a great setting. Max and Lucy, wow! That building was unbelievable. I didn’t even know Phoenix had places like that. I could easily move in! I’m sure they would love that!
Anyone going to Scottsdale Art Walk on Thursday? I’ve heard GREAT things about the exhibit at Lisa Sette Gallery. Gregory Sale will be there handing out Love Buttons, part of a project he’s been working on. I’m going! If you want to have dinner beforehand and do the art walk, let me know! I Must have a button! Also, the exhibit Local Produce has some fantastic artists: Matthew Moore, Carrie Marrill, Nissa Kubly, Angela Ellsworth… and so many more.