In my opinion if there ever is a food truck award it has to be given to "Song La" their food is exceptional and the owners are so caring and kind humans! Sadly because of my work schedule and their limited business hours it is pretty hard for me to get a chance to eat there, but when I do I am the happiest girl I can be :)
The ice-cream in the Japanese Grocery store Asahi Import is another one of my favorites . . . their Sesame ice-cream is ♡
Over the years the Persian community has definitely increased in our city and for the first time they hosted a fall festival
Although it was a small venue with only a few vendors I got to try the food at Caspian Grill and it was absolutely delicious! I cannot wait to try their menu at their physical restaurant ♡
Over the weekend I watched "A City of Sadness" a Taiwanese film at Austin Film Society. It tells a story of a family struggling in silence for inclusion in the society and searching for their cultural identification while all the historical events unfolding in Taiwan in 1940s with the arrival of mainland China, right after the departure of Japanese colonial era.
Aside from the beauty of the landscape scenery alone, or the cinematography, usage of same landmarks throughout the movie to create a concept of passing time and absolutely satisfactory long shots - the movie answered a lot of questions for me such as to why Taiwanese nationals struggle with the sense of identity, the confusion over the many languages spoken there, and the crisis of flying the flag in international events or using their country name freely! The Q/A at the end was also very helpful to put the storyline in perspective, it was indeed a remarkable movie that I can speak very highly of.
Yesterday after our photoshoot we stopped by Pecan Street Festival, I drank Kombucha from my all time favorite Buddha's Brewer with coconut Ice-cream, peach and mint + met my all time favorite jeweler Mineral and Matter once again and ordered a necklace + bought a ring I have been eyeing forever, tried fried strawberry for the first time :)
The weather finally is turning cooler, and for a change it has been raining on and off for the past two to thee weeks.
These are a couple headshots I took of Josh while setting up the camera and waiting for our model to arrive on set.
That's the least I can offer, because during the shoot I make the poor guy work way too hard for what it is worth lol
I am so glad I eventually have a set of pictures with this graffiti wall . . words are that it will soon be demolished!
So when Paulina came to town this summer from Mexico we took her around the town to explore the touristic spots, when we finished the photoshoot, she offered to take these images of us together. They turned out absolutely beautiful and I could not have been more happier with them :)
I hosted my very first Art solo exhibition at "The Clever Tiger Art Gallery and Studio" in Elgin Texas and still have to pinch myself to believe it actually happened. I created about 32 original acrylic on canvas pieces of abstract art in less than 3 months for this exhibition. Everything has worked out so smoothly from the beginning to the end!
Among everything I had prepared for the show the art above turned out the most popular piece with the crowd.
it's really interesting to see people's reaction to a art piece, how they interpret and relate their personal experiences to it.
There is a sense of depth connecting with people through art that I cannot experience it through words or other forms.
I also did a photoshoot in the living room with my all time trusty photographer "the tripod" testing the black backdrop I had purchased from Amazon. What's fun was that I was just merely testing out my light that day, but when the Gallery approached me for a Poster ideas I was able to use the test images that miraculously I happened to be posing that day with a paint brush (that was sitting on the kitchen isle from a long overdue home DIY painting project).
Here is my exhibition Statement that I submitted to the Gallery:
Prospect 1 launches the artist's first self-taught painting collection of abstract art on canvas with acrylic art medium. The Exhibit represents over 20 original pieces hand drawn and arranged specifically for installation of the show. The Sprit of Clouds is an improvisational collection drawing inspiration referencing the composition, delivery and strengths of the clouds. For their willingness to be transformed in both form and texture as well as exploring their ways to cope with change as the essence of their existence.
Before | After
This weekend was my boyfriend's nieces birthday, since she likes unicorns . .
I decided to make her a stuffed Unicorn Plush. My inspiration was the two images below that I found on Pinterest.
I had to make due with the fabrics I had, but I have to say it was so much fun creating this little Unicorn
The Birthday girl named it "Twinkle" right away