Music, Fashion and Art – Los Angeles Style

This past weekend I headed out to L.A. with friends. We started in Santa Ana (The OC!) to see an exhibition by Matt Moore called Cumulus at the Grand Central Art Center.

Matt was artist in residence and created a piece marking the L.A .Aqueduct’s 100th anniversary. He used decommissioned scavenging planks and films of clouds and growing fields which were projected on the planks perfecting using a system called Mad Mapper.  The piece was amazing. Head out to Santa Ana before January 2014 to see it.

On Saturday we went to the The folk fest on the Santa Monica Pier. Music, Beer from Sierra Nevada, Sun and Sand – that’s a yes! The show closed with Neko Case – a personal favorite!



On Sunday during the day we shopped Melrose Place in West Hollywood and A visit to the New BookMarc and Kate Spade Saturday were the highlights!

Sunday night we went to Maroon 5 at the Hollywood Bowl. It was an amazing show — ending with fireworks!
Finally onMonday we scored tickets to the James Turrell retrospective at LACMA   from the lovely Scott Tennet of Pretty goes with Pretty – Thanks Scott. What a beautiful show – Wow!

CHA ooo la la

First day at Super Crafts Show / Craft and Hobby Association Convention (CHA) was a whirlwind of activity. We work at the Provo Craft booth all day chatting with conference attendees about the YUDU.

Also, some props out to other friends we made fun projects with during breaks. Craftster folk making buttons, Plaid folks busting out the Mod Podge, cute stuff at taylored expressions and the Zip Dry glue peeps. Oh yes and my girl Sarah from S-Spencer Studios and finally a whoot out for Scrapbook Royalty who does so much good charity work.

We were welcomed with a fun balloon lounge. We walked around for a bit before settling into to screen posters for attendees. I have so much more to blog about but since it’s sprinkling we need to run over to the Convention Center. More soon . . .

craft lounge

fabric cupcake tower

love this table cloth and flag banner by taylored expressions

we did a make it take it with zip dry paper glue - i was impressed it was like liquid rubber cement

Making a super fun button at Craftsters booth

Michael's make it take it - duct tape wallet

Sarah killing it with some Mod Podge

cutie from Craft Royalty - I want her necklace

pretty little number

Craft Lounge

She is so ready to roll up her sleeves and get crafting!

Sarah shopping the fair

cute fabric flag banner


Big storm of 2010 . . . so far

Driving from Phoenix to CA through the crazy storm that took over the west. Grateful that we weren’t on a plane because so many people got stuck in airports around the west and were late getting to Anaheim for the Super Crafts Show. The rain has let up which makes walking from the hotel to the convention center much more comfortable but it is still cold. Brrrr  – Here are some pics from the drive.