Florida, we have arrived.

Sky and Clouds from AA plane
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Sky and Clouds from AA plane

We arrived in Florida yesterday after two days of non-stop moving and packing into a POD. The second day of these two days, we had to leave for the airport just after 9p in order to check-in Alice at the airport counter. We did a terrible job of planning and barely threw our stuff in the storage container and left. There were only a handful of people in line behind us before they closed off the line for checking bags and animals. Whew! Close one. Ryan and I have great friends that came over to help – Kyle and Marcus on the first day, Matt and Gina on the (very, very long) second day. Without them, we would not have made our flight. And an extra shout out to Gina for not only driving us to the airport in record time but taking care of the mess we were forced to leave at our old apartment. Continue reading

So. Much. Art!

Notcot Leontine Greenbery @ Gallery 1988
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Alex Pardee Gallery 1988 Crazy 4 Cult Poster

Ryan and I had a blast visiting the 1988 galleries – one in LA and the other in Venice – this weekend. The LA location was hosting their 5th annual Crazy 4 Cult art show. They commissioned 100 artists to create a piece inspired by their favorite cult movie. The Venice location hosted a solo show for Leontine Greenberg – one of my all time favorite artists.

Joey Spiotto Dr. Horrible @ Gallery 1988's Crazy 4 CultJeff Boyes "Helltrack" Rad @ Gallery 1988's Crazy 4 Cult
Leontine Greenberg "Hello, Mr. Skeksis" Dark Crystal @ Gallery 1988 Crazy 4 Cult[click to embiggen]
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Monthly Recap: June

Art in the Streets
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June was a big museum month for us. Visiting exhibits and museums is one of my favorite things to do.

The first exhibit we visited this month was Houdini Exhibit at Skirball Culture Center. While the majority of his items burned down at the The Houdini Magical Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls in 1995, there were a few momentos at Skirball like handwritten notes, handcuffs and a milk can. The famous water torture cell (seen in the picture below) was a replica along with most of the remaining props but all-in-all, still very interesting. They had movies and pictures of him doing his act as well as period show posters. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures and this makes me sad. This exhibit is free on Thursday afternoons and that is when we visited. Freebies are the best.

magician houdini's water torture trick
[Photo courtesy of Skirball]

Next, we went to the Tim Burton Exhibit at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). There were TONS of stuff! Home videos from high school, doodles on notebook paper and hotel pads, props from movies, notes and ideas written on scripts, drawings for cartoons/movies that never panned out….I could go on. So many things! It took me at least 2 hours to look at everything and I still feel like I missed some things. This exhibit was well worth the $20.

Tim Burton Edward Scissorhands
[Photo courtesy of LACMA]

Just as I pulled out my camera, someone else was getting yelled about how taking photos was forbidden, so again, I don’t have any from the exhibit but I got a few of the super cool building.
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denver, here we come! but first….

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Remember back in February when Ryan and I took a trip to Denver? Well…we can finally sigh with relief because we are moving there!

Denver Zoo feeding lorikeets[This was taken at the Denver Zoo and I’m feeding the Lorikeets. I just want to point out my amazing blue nails and that gorgeous purple hair! I miss it!! And the owl ring I lost at the LAX airport:( </minirant>]

We have been putting it off for all these months for a couple different reasons but the number one reason was my car accident. I don’t want to dive into the details of the accident but, basically, I needed many months of treatment and if we moved to Denver right away, it would have been unlikely for me to have health benefits that would cover me as well as my current one did. We put the move off until I had completed my treatment and released by my doctor. Finally, all that is done with and we can move on with our life. Continue reading