Sunday, May 24, 2009

Great Day with We Love Long Beach.

The weather was perfect, the people were lovely, the cupcakes delicious. All in all, a wonderful time to be together, getting to know our neighbors. Heartfelt performances by Sam Outlaw, Two Guns, with assist by the enchanting Beth Balmer, and Jessica Dobson's Deep Sea Diver. The Bro Futurists provided some great art, and kids got interactive with gumdrop sculptures and tie-dye yurts. Graham St. Press silkscreened your choice of shirts on site - hello Ryan and Randy! Scott Jones and Robin Jones have cultivated an amazing community in We Love Long Beach - if you haven't had a chance to come out to a WLLB event, check out their website for the calendar of events here.

Oh, Hallloooo new friends!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

O, ye Tijuana Panthers!

Tijuana Panthers were featured in a interview on LAist recently. Check it out here! They were supposed to play the We Love Long Beach barbecue tomorrow, but I think they had to back out at the last minute. However, they are playing a show tonight at Spaceland with the Obits! 1717 Silverlake Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90027, $10/Advance, $12 at door.

(from their myspace page)

Rick Froberg+Pitchfork+Drive Like Jehu+Hot Snakes+ Obits=SWOON! In the olden days of San Diego, we used to call him Rick Fork - I am awed at how many amazing bands he has been in since.

well, maybe I'll see you tonight...

Free Show and Barbecue - Deep Sea Diver!

Hooray! We Love Long Beach is at it again! They are throwing a free barbecue with music and live art projects tomorrow at Marine Park, with our friends Deep Sea Diver! Come out for a good time and a chance to gab with your neighbors.

Wishes and Wonders, pt. 2

More fun from our Disneyland Day. I took a modern, somewhat gothic approach to some of these images -trying to capture the mysterious and humorous vibe of New Orleans Square and the lovely garden surrounding the Haunted Mansion.

Pirates of the Carribean Disneyland
Pirates of the Carribean Disneyland
Haunted Mansion Disneyland

Haunted Mansion Disneyland
Haunted Mansion Disneyland Modern Gothic Photo
Haunted Mansion Disneyland
Haunted Mansion Disneyland
Haunted Mansion Disneyland

Haunted Mansion Disneyland
Haunted Mansion Disneyland

Rocketship Tomorrowland Disneyland
Tiki Adventureland Disneyland

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wishes and Wonders, pt. 1

We joined my husband's family at Disneyland recently and enjoyed watching our nephews experience the magic kingdom for the first time. I tried to capture new details and locations for my book of memories...

Disneyland, Main St.

Jedi Training Academy, Disneyland
Why does anything Star Wars-related remind me of Simon Pegg? Too much Spaced lately...?

Sultans Palace, Disneyland
Casey Jr. Circus Train, Disneyland

Its a Small World

Matterhorn Disneyland

more images at Modern Frill...