The Beyond Van Gogh: Immersive Experience is an exhibit that is currently happening around the country. The exhibit’s purpose is to show the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh in a way never experienced before. With the use of projection and original scoring, you can view 300 of Van Gogh’s art as though you are in the paintings.
My uncle bought us tickets for my birthday last year, but it didn’t come to San Diego until this month. I thought it was worth the wait.
You begin in a room filled with projected information depicting Van Gogh’s life and includes quotes as well as empty frames creating the walkways. They are also a fun photo opportunity.
Then the best part and the reason to go: the Projection Room.
Spring is heeeeere! I love spring because it means summer is just around the corner. Days are getting longer and warmer and it is the prettiest time of the year. (You can find a post about my favorite spring flowers here)
With things around me finally becoming more open I thought it would be fun to put together some spring outfit inspo.
Taking 3 different pieces and styling each for both a casual look and a dressy statement look.
Everyone has watched Wizard of Oz and knows how each of the main Oz characters has something they want to ask the wizard for. Dorothy wants to go home. The Scarecrow wants a brain, the Tin Man a heart, and the Lion some courage.
“We’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz”
I have always thought I was Dorothy; who doesn’t want to be the main character, but rewatching it a few weeks ago, I realized something. I am not Dorothy. I’m actually the Cowardly Lion. The character you like but don’t want to be. Who wants to be the one who is afraid of everything. But I am.
Things may be different this year but that doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun! Since this is the last Halloween of my college career my roommate and I thought we needed to bring back the duo costumes! Since everyone loved it so much two years ago when we did it.
(Head to the bottom of this post to see my costumes from the past few years)
We spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to be this year. Ever since we met when we were paired together to be roommates freshman year everyone has told us we are so similar. Twins even. Which brought about the idea that we should do an opposites duo costume this year!
Many ideas were thrown around. Many Pinterest boards were made. (Mostly on my end… I am obsessed with Pinterest) And then we settled upon it.
The story begins with a girl wanting to try her hand at learning a useful skill. As a typical movie plotline goes, it includes the fun beginning moments and excitement, and then goes headfirst into the downhill spiral that is the confrontation.
You know, the moments in the middle where hope seems lost and you aren’t quite sure how it will all turn out in the end.
In this case, the confrontation begins and ends with an evil antagonist known as the sewing machine, bent on the demise of our main character’s hopes, dreams, and patience.
I am that girl. That was my sewing machine. And this is that story.
(Instructions on how I made the Utensil Pouch are at the bottom of this post!)