when i was on the mural tour with my aunt...i saw this theater on the avenue of the arts. i had never seen it before, and it is only a couple years old...but i just really liked the entrance they created. the colorful metal strips holding the sign are so beautiful...so i just thought i would share this with you since i thought it was neat!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
for my birthday my aunt planned a trip for me and her to walk the philadelphia mural mile tour and we were finally able to go this past friday (i was hoping to get a nice fall day, instead we got stuck with 95 degree weather...but it didn't ruin the tour at all!). philadelphia has an enormous amount of murals throughout the city and the mural arts program is one of the best city mural programs in the country. so since the mural mile is in center city, and there were a few other ones that i really wanted to see that weren't on the tour, my aunt and i started by driving to a few murals outside downtown - starting with half-tank, a mural of philadelphia painted on a large oil tank. this one was a little hard to get close to, so this isn't my photo - but it was one of my favorites:
and he also had another one called gimme shelter:
and these are a couple others that i enjoyed:
what i think is so awesome about this next one is that the brick all around the edge of the mural is painted...from afar and even up close it doesn't look like that at all...sick!
and these last couple are other ones we went to go find that weren't on the tour...but ones we really wanted to see!
so that was our day! we of course stopped in to redding terminal market and bought a cannoli at terminis - they are the best cannolis (sorry to mike's up in boston!)!! it was really fun to see the different murals...and it is always nice to wander around the city for the day! thanks aunt linda!
oh and this is a shot of my aunt's new puppy maggie...isn't she a cutie??
Sunday, September 26, 2010
hello! so sorry i have been mia the past few days...i have been beyond busy and today is the first day in about a week that i have had a chance to sit down and relax! one of the things i have been busy with was preparing for my first craft show! i am really trying to start to sell my cards, so i am trying to get more into the craft fair scene - but it is an extreme amount of work! it was definitely a good experience in knowing what all i need to do before a show...but overall this fair wasn't as successful as i had hoped...it was a pet fair that had vendors and things but no one really seemed interested in buying anything - and i don't just mean from me...but you have to start somewhere right! i am going to be doing another one this coming weekend...so i am hoping to learn more from every show that i go to! i do have a couple photos to share of my booth though!
so check it out!
so check it out!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
i think that the illustrations in these ads are brilliant! i prefer the wolf as opposed to the shark...but i still think they are both great! the one thing is though is that i think that the copy could have been much stronger to help support these illustrations...but still think these are great!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
i have decided to enter another challenge! this time it is the colour q challenge #50 using cherry cobbler, peach parfait, pear pizzazz, early espresso, and white:
check out the other entries here!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
i saw these ads over on the ads of the world website and i thought they were so interesting to look at! though at first i was confused because i didn't realize that they were in german...hahaha...but my brother who happens to be german translator extraordinaire helped me out with some of the translations...just so you get a sense of what the ads are trying to convey! really like this idea of using words in place of the actual image!
delicious, crisp, finger-licking, flavor explosion!
crispy, golden yellow!
tender, juicy, fresh!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
my dad showed me this mcdonalds commercial awhile back, but i had a hard time finding it online - even this version isn't the best, but at least i can actually share it with you! i just really thought that this ad was beautiful and clever and i love the way they used the people...especially when they even used them to create the money sign at the end. very creative!