California Love

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The last post I made on my travels was a while before I was heading stateside. Since that post, I navigated my way up the California coast from LA to San Fransisco and managed to do 2 long weekends in Kentucky.

I've been sitting on these photos for far too long (sorry, Internet!). So without further hesitation, here's a snapshot of my California vacation:

Goodbye California, I miss you already.

In John Mayer's Atmosphere

Friday, August 16, 2013

I was pretty excited that John Mayer decided to cross the border on Thursday to play in front of a sold out crowd at the Molson Amphitheatre. It's a venue I've been to before but have never opted for the lawn until this time. Ticketmaster had a "me + 3" deal going on, so the lawn tickets ended up only being $31.50 each. What a steal! We (AK + BG + AO) grabbed a great spot looking at the middle of the stage with good views of the screens, too.

We arrived to see a bit of Phillip Phillips-- and to see them play Home (the only song I know & interestingly enough, not a Mumford and Sons song). And then watched one of my favourite musicians play basically all the songs on my wish list.

I (and pretty much everyone else) sang along to the songs that we knew, laughed at the jokes and were captivated by the oddity of the screen (sort of an homage to Red Rock, I imagine).

Which brings me to my dream concert: John Mayer live at Red Rocks. One day. Please. If you're wondering why:

Back to the concert at hand: Our Molson Amp concert included a few of my favourites including, Who Says. I took a horrible Instavideo, but the real version is much better.

From the information I can gather from the internet, this was the set list:

1. Queen of California
2. Vultures
3. Fool To Love You
4. Something Like Olivia
5. Paper Doll
6. I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)
7. Waiting on the Day
8. Who Says
9. Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
10. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
11. Your Body Is a Wonderland
12. Neon (acoustic)
13. Wildfire
14. Half of My Heart (most adorable song)
15. If I Ever Get Around to Living
16. Speak for Me
17. Waiting on the World to Change
18. Born and Raised
19. The Age of Worry
20. Gravity
21. A Face to Call Home 

What a great show. #MAYERISBACK! And because we're here, If a Where the Light Is (Live in LA) concert ever happens again anywhere in the world, I must be there.

Arts & Crafts

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It's been a full year (and a bit) since I took my last art class. I started with a fabric dying class then on to a paining class that followed the idea of "paint how these songs/ words make you feel". It wasn't for everyone, but I was for me. I miss it.

With summer all the sudden feeling a lot like Autumn (and the amount of time I spent in Trinity Bellwoods park subsequently reducing at an alarming rate), I think it's time to open up my art set back up.

A few things I'd like to accomplish:

1. I've been an avid reader of PaperFashion for years. It's a beautiful blog that makes me wish I could do watercolour with sparkles. Scratch that. It makes me wish I could do watercolour at all! Well Katie, the talent behind the art, has a class-- starting now-- on the Basics of Painting with Watercolour. It's $20. I'm signing up tonight.

Will you join me? 

2. I came across this really cute DIY hello (interestingly enough, also one of my favourite words to doodle).

The instructions are here. Will you make me one?

So many arts & crafts, so little time.

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