Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A few fun things from Hotlanta

So while in Atlanta for my business trip, we stayed at the Georgian Terrace hotel. It was so beautiful; here's a blurb from their website:

"To be great, a city must have a great hotel, a grand hotel. When Atlanta was coming into its own in the early 20th century that hotel was The Georgian Terrace Hotel. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers and white marble columns, The Georgian Terrace had an elegance Atlanta hadn’t known before. When the hotel opened its doors in glamorous Midtown nearly a century ago, it opened them to some very notable guests, including President Calvin Coolidge, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Tallulah Bankhead. In 1939, The Georgian Terrace hosted the premiere gala of Gone with The Wind. Every decade brought more notoriety to the hotel. In the 1970s, concert promoter Alex Cooley turned our Grand Ballroom into the famed Electric Ballroom, hosting concerts by musicians such as Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, and Patti Smith.

As Atlanta modernized its skyline many of its older buildings disappeared, but not The Georgian Terrace Hotel. As did the nearby Fox Theatre, this beautiful historic hotel had dedicated fans, and in 1986, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places."

Right across the street was the Atlanta Fox Theatre, and I just about freaked out when I saw a movie advertisement scroll across the marquee:

I would have LOVED to see Breakfast at Tiffany's in an actual movie house!! But unfortunately, I won't be in Atlanta on the 23rd.. maybe another time..

And then while I was relaxing before dinner one night, I got bored and took a picture of myself, reading Enchantment:The Life of Audrey Hepburn in my room.

Just getting a little artsey :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Whew! It's been a while!

So I haven't written in a while!! Busy busy busy... So, I've been working on a few new pieces of art, but the one thing I'm so excited to share with you - is my newest addition to my skin :) I think you may know.. my eighth tattoo!! It's a Robin bird with some swirls. The dogwood flowers are for the dogwood tree that was in my front yard growing up. Every picture that was taken, for first communions to high school dances to weddings, was in front of that tree. It reminds me of my childhood in the neighborhood that I grew up in and I thought it was perfect! It's not quite done yet - I'm going to have more blue color in the background, like how it is behind the fish. But I decided that 2.5 hours of pain was enough for one day!!

I love it! Let me know what you guys think! I'll be writing more frequently as I get more art done!