Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekend recap in photos

It's only Sunday afternoon but it's been a packed weekend for me despite the heat. I recapped my exercise and diet so far this weekend in the post below, so here is what I've done for the rest of the weekend. It was nice to be able to spend time with the Mister, and we even got to see some good friends and take in some sightseeing and art!

I took a lot of pictures and realized that I'll never be a Boutwell, Lerit, or Marie (I like their photographs) but it's still a fun hobby.

SATURDAY

Started the day in Chinatown for acupuncture. If you're ever up for it, we recommend "Acupuncture East Meets West" on 709 S. Hill N. Hill St. in Chinatown - $40 gets you acupuncture with an "electrotherapy twist" - that's a bargain! It's just 2.5 blocks from Empress Pavillion where we caught the tail end of dim sum (thanks to Wemo for the rec!). We even took in a martial arts exhibition that was going on.









We headed over to Santa Monica afterwards - one of me and M's favorite places in California. It was fun playing tourist. These are our old friends G and L from NYC...





SUNDAY

The Mister and I went to a local art festival - "Fun With Chalk". It was hot out but worth it, there were some fantastic chalk drawings. These are some of my favorite ones.

The Bather...she looks like she's, uh, doing something special in that tub:


I thought this was simply pretty:


I enjoyed the way the artist of this drawing loved talking about his work:


A self-portrait of Freud's grandson:


Happy Indian family - so cute!:


How do you say, psychadelic?


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15 comments:

amber said...

your pictures of chinatown make it look so much more vibrant and colorful than it usually is on a normal weekday. pretty!

those chalk drawings are amazing!

Jen said...

The chalk drawings are pretty impressive!

WeezerMonkey said...

Somebody is in love with her new camera!

Winnie said...

Pretty pictures!

Jessica said...

It sounds like you guys had a good weekend together.

dapotato said...

sounds like a grrrreeeeat weekend! :)

xoxo,
tony the tiger

Cat said...

Beautiful pictures!

Laura said...

Oooh I've always wanted to check out Fun with Chalk. I'll definitely have to go next time.

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

I must say, I'm suprised at how good your pictures came out. I kept seeing signs for that chalk exhibit, but I had no clue what it was for. I'm suprised the chalk didn't melt.

Kimberly said...

yay! I'm so jealous that you and Mr.10years are getting out of the house and doing stuff! This heat is making us lazy. I didnt leave the house once yesterday.

R said...

I think the pics, and the tales from your weekend, are great! Love the colors.

Aline said...

SO COOl!!! Great shots too missy!

Leslie said...

Love the photos. Love the chalk drawings.

wan-nabe said...

those are really awesome pictures of chinatown. love 'em!

mmm, dim sum (you know i had to comment on the food).

KP said...

The colors from the 10yrs originals are quite vibrant, the composition is not too shabby either :)