1. A week or so ago I was working on a photo shoot that involved glitter. I was never allowed to have it the house when I was a kid so there’s sort of this forbidden infatuation I have with the stuff. Funny how you can grow up yet certain rules sort of linger in your subconscious. I mean I could just go out and buy glitter myself but I see my mother’s point on it’s ability to hide everywhere…forever. Plus where’s the fun in that?
I have a similar relationship with Reese’s Puffs cereal…it’s just that much more special when I get my hands on it.
2. Recently, all of my college roommates came to town as sort of a farewell send-off to one moving to New York city. While I love my current living situation, it was so nice to spend a weekend with just the girls, similar to those we had in college all the time. Sleeping in after a late night of talking, heading to a mid-afternoon brunch, discovering new little coves & crannies in the city, then hitting the town in the evening…we even invited PBR.
3. I’ve been working on a lettering series for a few Cleveland featured phone cases. Hopefully I will be able to share here soon!
4. Last Friday, the city officially lit the new GE outdoor chandelier, destined to be a Cleveland landmark for years to come. The 20 ft high monument celebrates Cleveland’s theatre district, one of the largest in the nation second only to New York. The ceremony was right around the corner from our apartment and chalked full of orchestras, ballerinas, break-dancers, children’s choirs, and even a performance by Wicked’s Dee Roscioli. The celebration concluded with an almost 20 minute shower of fireworks over downtown.
5. My mother needed a date to a “Wine & Canvas” event a few towns away. Though either of us could have easily taught the class, it was so much fun snacking, sipping, and laughing while working in our element. We hadn’t painted together since I was just a little girl so it was something special seeing each other’s styles unfold and taking notice of how we have influenced one another’s technique.
6. With each afternoon run, the water’s edge is covered with more and more Clevelanders taking advantage of the warm spring breeze rolling in with the waves. Hand-gliding, park Pilates, para-sailing. It seems like each time I’m out, I see something and think “I would like to try that.”
7. Living in a 1900 textile mill can be pretty eerie sometimes, but almost every day I stumble upon a subtle nuance that takes my breath away.
8. My family has always been incredibly close, and as the noticeable age differences and dwelling distances seem to be narrowing, we only grow closer with each year. We try to set aside a day each month where I can escape routine and they can catch a break from college life just outside the city and the three of us will grab a bite downtown. As for the masks, oh you don’t wear bunny faces to the bar? Weird.
Have a perfect weekend and take time to slow down and enjoy the little things!