Instagram Fridays: Tomás Saraceno Cloud City

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Artist Tomás Saraceno (born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1973) has created a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project “Cloud Cities/Air Port City” is rooted in the artist’s investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.

 

From my Instagram Feed:

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Thank you!

Monday turned out to be a really great day for my blog.  According to wordpress, Monday was the best day for likes so thank you to everyone for the love.

In particular, a big thank you to Leaping Tracks for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award.

 

There are three rules for accepting a One Lovely Blog nomination:

  1. you pay tribute to the giver of the award
  2. you describe seven facts about yourself
  3. you nominate other bloggers to receive the award

So here we go…

1.  Leaping Tracks–liberating my downloads, one track at a time.

Throughout the years, I accumulated hours and hours of music.  I have 10.9 days worth of music and when I put my iTunes library on shuffle, I’m still surprised with the variety I have. Leaping Tracks documents the thoughts and feelings that comes when listening to songs one forgets they have.  Sometimes, old memories come up when I hear a song in my library that I haven’t heard in a long time.  So to Leaping Tracks, THANK YOU and happy listening and blogging :).

2.  Seven Facts about Me.

  • For three summers in a row, I worked at sleepaway camps,  one in East Windham, NY and one in Glen Spey, NY.  I never went to sleepaway camp as a kid but I’m glad to experience it as an adult.  There’s always some sense of community and tradition that goes on in camp.  I also find it amazing how people bond so quickly during summer camp.
  • Remember Scratch Art from elementary school art class?  Over the summer when I was an Arts and Crafts specialist, I found some scratch art paper and basically scratched away.  When I got home, I bought some Ampersand Scratchbord and did a couple of really cool pieces (to be posted soon!).  I find the scratching process really relaxing and engaging.
  • I love shopping!  When I’m in stores such as H&M, Uniqlo, or Michael’s, I always end up buying something :/.
  • I do some freelance illustration work through fiverr.  Check out my gigs!
  • I love to cook.  My famous recipes include Penne a la Vodka with Turkey Meatballs, Baked Chicken with Mushroom Soup, and Ranch Burgers.
  • I met my fiancé through Facebook back in 2005 when it was still limited to college students.
  • I have been consistent with my Motivational Mondays and Instagram Fridays post (besides a hiatus because I was in camp).  Let’s hope I keep up the momentum!

3.  People I want to nominate

Blogging is new to me so I admire the way these people approach their blogs.

Diane Ravitch:  an educational historian who stands up for teachers during a time of teacher bashing.

Illustration Age:  I love the artwork featured on this blog.

Rpdpod: Lovely nature photography

Artsy Forager: More lovely artwork and inspiration featured in this blog

Once again, thank you to Leaping Tracks for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award  and to all of my readers who encourage me to keep writing.

Motivational Monday: When Inspiration Hits

I’m back after a long hiatus!  For the past couple of months, I’ve been working at a sleepaway camp in Glen Spey, NY.  It was quiet an experience!  I’ve learned a lot and met some really amazing people.

I’m trying to get back in the blogging mode especially for Motivational Mondays and Instagram Fridays which isn’t easy when I’ve been in an established routine for two months.

Here is a Picasso quote courtesy of Blush

Instagram Fridays: Westminster Skyline

Beautiful photograph of Westminster Skyline.  Note, it’s also the Diamond Jubilee! 🙂

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