Thursday, July 30, 2015

Walt Disney Family Museum - 5/24/15

Our trip to San Francisco wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum. The Disney Family Museum is actually one of the main reasons the five of us came up here and it's been on our list of places to visit for a while. After lunch at Panera Bread, we left for the Presidio.

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 4th in Napa

It's the July 4th weekend and we're heading up to Napa to see my brother and his family. Let's fly!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

San Francisco Trip - Muir Woods - 5/24/2015

Theresa's #1 item on the list for our trip to San Francisco was a trip Muir Woods. Even though it's vacation, we knew we'd need to get up here early to make sure we could find parking. Everything we'd read said that you need to arrive between 8-9am. Being Memorial Day weekend, I didn't know how crazy it would be. We pulled into the parking lot at 8:30am and took one of the very last spots in the lot.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Time-lapse of our Chalk Festival mural

I set up the GoPro to automatically take a picture every 60 seconds.
I clipped the GoPro onto the large sun umbrella, so I apologize in advance for all camera angle changes when people bumped it. Next time I'll use a tripod.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bringing Epcot's Club Cool home

One place that I always visit while at Disney World is Club Cool at Epcot. There they have sodas from all around the world.
But, it doesn't have to stop after you go home! Our local World Market stocks a wide variety of sodas of all different types and they're typically $1.50 per bottle. I picked up many "interesting" flavors and was waiting for the chance to try them out.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Pasadena Chalk Festival Day 2 - Silent Auction and Chalk Winners - Sunday part 3

Every artist was asked to provide a 1'x1' painted canvas for the Light Bringer Project to auction off. Saturday was a busy day for it, but with the auction ending on Sunday at 6pm, most of the bidding happened then.
Because there was only so much space on the tables, and not enough space for all 200 canvases, the organizers took the paintings that had received a bid on Saturday and placed them on the outer tables where they'd get the most traffic. Canvases that didn't get any bids were placed together in a box that people could go through if they wished, but were mostly unseen.

Luckily mine had received a bid on the first day and was on an outer table. Time is just about up, it's way past the minimum $35 bid and would ultimately be sold for $65!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Pasadena Chalk Festival Day 2 - Sunday part 2

After Theresa, Ian, and Jacob left, Ruston and I had a job to do. Every team of artists are given a ballot and are asked to go around the festival and vote for the best in a variety of categories.

  • Best of Festival
  • Best Technique
  • Best Rendition of a Masterpiece
  • Best Animation Mural
  • Most Inspirational
  • Best Use of Color
  • On the Way to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Arts)
  • Best 3D Effect
  • Most Humorous
  • Best in Chalk of Fame
  • Best New Artist