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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery on: August 21, 2017 12:51:48 PM
How many LVs were in the eclipse path? Rosie and I got to see it at about 88%!



The eclipse glasses weren't a great fit for Rosie...



But a colander makes a great pinhole projector!
2  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2 (SU 7/26-8/9 SO 9/5) on: August 20, 2017 11:12:00 AM
If street art counts, there's a ton of BEAUTIFUL street art in Paris and Reykjavik. Someone carved the message "let's hasten to live before death catches up to us" (but in French) on the side of a mausoleum in the Montmartre Cemetery in Paris. I saw it, took a picture of it, and later got it as a tattoo. (We even traced it directly from the photo so it looks exactly like the carving.)

On the other hand, when I was in high school, my stepsister couldn't give me a ride to school one day for some reason so I had to take the bus for the first time in a long while, and I showed up at the stop to find that the light pole on that corner had been yarn-bombed. It was a gray, dreary, cold day, and the yarn was bright pinks and yellows and oranges, so it was very bright and happy.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery on: August 15, 2017 04:53:03 AM
Rosie and I have been to two Fathom Events (that company that puts interesting, unique, limited-release things in movie theaters to reach a wider audience, like old movies and operas and anime) in the past five days!

First, a yearly tradition: Drum Corps International ("marching music's major league") prelims on Thursday night:


Then last night, a one-night-only showing of the animated movie Batman and Harley Quinn (this is the trivia before the movie):


We also went to a different park than usual (I've been there before, but not since a Relay for Life in high school or college) and discovered that now they have a beautiful little Japanese garden in honor of the partnership between Virginia Beach and our sister city of Miyazaki, Japan:


On the other end of the garden is a lovely peace monument, which I felt was a very nice thing to discover after what happened elsewhere in our state (I have friends who live in Charlottesville and am happy to report that they're all safe and sound):


There is also a tiny rose garden (the entirety of the garden is in this photo behind Rosie). The rose garden and Japanese garden being right next to each other reminds me of Portland; I love their (enormous) rose garden and (also enormous, compared to this one) Japanese garden! Plus the weather was really wet so it felt like Oregon  Grin
4  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2 (SU 7/26-8/9 SO 9/5) on: August 10, 2017 05:21:33 AM
Hooray, partners! I can't wait to get started!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery on: August 06, 2017 02:07:38 PM
Rosie and I have been a little quiet lately but we made cookies today!



They're s'mores cookies... dark chocolate chip cookies with marshmallows added! (Lesson learned: add the marshmallows on top of each cookie instead of mixing them in, or they'll melt and leak out all over the place and you'll have tiny puddles of caramel on the pan.) But they aren't half bad!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery on: July 24, 2017 05:46:49 AM
This weekend, our big excitement was a Pokemon Go Catch-a-thon at the Zoo. I scrambled to make an Articuno cosplay in five days and Rosie was a little helper! (Video of her helping me sew on her IG: www.instagram.com/rosiethelv )

Shockingly, I got no photos of her with me in costume but we also made this little bag to stand in for my purse, with the Team Mystic logo on the front:

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery on: July 17, 2017 05:41:58 AM
Rosie and I had a bacon-filled weekend!


This is the bacon stout from Wasserhund (local brewery that makes not only amazing beers but also amazing pizza)... served with a strip of candied bacon!


Then we make maple bacon chocolate cupcakes to take to my friends' Game of Thrones dinner party. (They always make beef and bacon pie for the season premieres, so this time we went all out and had bacon in EVERY dish... including dessert!)
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery on: July 10, 2017 06:09:02 AM
Rosie and I had a very busy weekend with my friend Cassy (who has been in other LV books as well, since she comes down every summer and makes me go to the beach).

We went to the beach, of course...


And the aquarium...


Then Jungle Golf...


And rounded the whole thing off with a trip to Forbes for saltwater taffy!


There was actually even more, including sitting by the pool and hitting up the local Krispy Kreme, so check out her Instagram for more:
www.instagram.com/rosiethelv
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery on: June 19, 2017 02:17:57 PM
Rosie and I went to Awesome Con in DC!


This is the backlot costume contest... we entered the main stage contest (remember the scale Avengers dresses? We entered Captain America, Iron Man (me), and Loki, and won best portrayal in our skill class!!!!!) so I couldn't take photos at that one.

Today, my sketchbook arrived from Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project:

They send you a 5"x7" sketchbook, you fill it up and send it back, and they add it to their library of sketchbooks. Sometimes they send out a certain number of books on a traveling exhibit, so my sketchbook might get to pretend to be an LV at some point! They also track them by barcode and will notify you any time somebody looks at your sketchbook!!!

And of course, more on IG: www.instagram.com/rosiethelv
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 25 Gallery on: June 12, 2017 11:04:16 AM
Rosie and I did some gardening yesterday! I couldn't take a lot of photos because I was wrist-deep in topsoil. But we did get a little succulent that's about Rosie's size!



More on Instagram (including one of Rosie in my little porch garden!)
www.instagram.com/rosiethelv
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