Last week I drove with Zach to Chicago while he went on a call for work. I sat on a park bench enjoying the lovely Chicago weather & then we headed to the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry where we saw some super cool stuff: Foucault's Pendulum, freshly hatched baby chicks, frogs that were genetically modified to have a green glow in their eyes by mixing jellyfish DNA with froggy DNA (you could even seen it in their eyes at the tadpole stage!), a bunch of planes, a future exhibit with vertical planting, a household robot named romeo, & clothes that give you a hug, super cool old firefighting equipment, an interactive periodic table where you could make elements, cool light bulbs a shirt that rolls it's sleeves up when it's warm outside, and a whole bunch more. Seriously...if you're ever in Chicago...go there.
We woke up early on Saturday to go to the beach. It was so stormy & cloudy but beautiful. It was unbelievably other worldly. We were the only ones on the beach with the crashing waves & the sun breaking through the clouds. We saw it raining in the distance under a weird orange glow. It was amazing. I edited this picture through a double exposure app called Duomatic to enhance the other worldly-ness of the whole experience. It was cool..I think I love Lake Michigan.
Susannah. She was a doll (and very popular!). Zach & I walked around the whole thing & it took way longer than I thought. It was so inspiring to see a lot of different artists & makers that were on top of their game.
I am used to smaller fairs with grandmas that make tea cozy's but this, this was so much more! Even though there were a lot of makers there, there were a lot of different, unique makers there. It just further makes me realize that you have to have your own style to stand out. I loved how each booth looked like a little boutique & the aesthetic was expressed through out every inch. Well thought out displays with unique items...it was amazing. Now that I am closer to Chicago this year...perhaps this is a good goal for me?? Oh man, could you imagine?
The next week I headed back to Chicago with Zach on a call again. Then we drove through Illinois to stay in Quincy. On Wednesday we headed through Iowa & into Wisconsin. We stayed in Madison where we ate the most delicious dinner at the Wonder Bar & I stayed all day in a Starbucks!
Then...on Saturday...my phone took a nose dive into the concrete. She now has a cracked screen & an insurance claim on hold because that mess is expensive! Insurance is added onto the bill each month but it says it's still gonna cost $169 to replace it! What in the heck!?!?!
If you'd like to help me travel with Zach all the time, I just revamped my blog design services page. So if you're in the mood for a redesign send me a message. I am going to readjust my prices here soon to account for all the awesome things I'll be offering in a custom blog design, so make sure you snatch up the prices before they're gone!
You can also check out some new prints & posters in my Society6 shop!