“happy easter. yeesssssss.”

bom bom bom bom b-bom bom b-bom yep Star Wars was theme this year.   Happy Easter!

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“french couturier”

What an exhibit – oh my!  Another fashion exhibit – been to so many that it is becoming to hard to pick which one is my fav.  All of them offer their own unique experience.  And this one – Jean Paul Gaultier – full of colour and punk – a wide range of fashion.  I can say that I haven’t seen fashion like this.  And that is not in a bad way – simply amazing.  An exhibit that anyone who is into fashion should go see and take it in.  For those who don’t who he is some of his clients – Madonna and Amy Winehouse  to name a few….

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“park it”

It finally open again and turned it this breath taking park – there is no way you could do everything in one day there.   The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – where the 2012 olympics where held.  It is nice to know that they did something with all the buildings that where used for sports.  That it was turned into something else and enjoyed by many other other people for a long time coming.  We had decided to check out the pool area and take a swim.  Surreal that when you swim and look up and think I wonder if this is what the athletes saw during practice.  Still on a mission to find an otter in the park… haha

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“artist textiles”

Yep another fashion exhibit – and the Fashion and Textile museum they keep getting better with each exhibit they put on.  During the exhibit – there was a workshop on make your own puppet.

From the Fashion and Textile museum website about the exhibit:

ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol

This exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol.

The exhibition features examples of key European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art; as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers. Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. With over 200 rare pieces, many of which have not been on public display before.

 

The museum in itself is amazing if you never been – check out their site http://ftmlondon.org/

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“steampunk”

Easter Bonnet Time!! Steampunk was the theme…

What is it you ask?

Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes.
  • Medieval Steampunk: Speculative fiction set during the Middle Ages.
  • Victorian Steampunk: A modern Science Fiction work (post-1930s) that is set in the early parts of the industrial revolution.
  • Western Steampunk: Science fiction set in the American Old West.
  • Industrial/Modern Steampunk: Science fiction taking place in the late industrial age, early modern age; i.e. World War 1, World War 2
Examples of steampunk:
Wild Wild West
Final Fantasy 7
Van Helsing
The Time Machine
Hellboy
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
thank you Urban Dictionary for the defining it – http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=steampunk
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“stall food”

At Camden Lock not only is there are some amazing shopping but some amazing food.  A place where you could eat around the world and just walk from one place to another.  This day it was all about sampling any stall food you wanted to try.  The weather was also lovely – after all the food was eaten it was time to walk around.  I had found some great street art  and also these giant doughnuts which I don’t know who could finish just one!

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“vogue festival”

As a surprise and an unexpected gift for a great achievement – the Vogue Festival.   Many amazing experiences – one was to show your work to the people of Vogue magazine and the other big one is seeing Valentino the designer at a talk.  The event included, a gift shop, a place to get your nails, hair, and makeup done.  It truly was an event to experience for anyone interested in the fashion world.

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“take a hike”

The weather here has finally been full of sunshine and semi warm – a high of 60, yes that is consider summer fillled days.

I have been exploring more of the park, there is places you can hike and also an amazing view of the city.  I have discovered many wierd wood huts (imaging the movie Blair Witch Project – haha) and places to climb trees :)

It has been a wonderful different view from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Don’t get me I love the busyness the city has, and lets not forget how many things are going within the city.

“guess who’s coming to dinner”

This really took a while to find – apparently I was told good luck finding a fresh lobster on a Monday.  All the fish mongers in the area where closed.  I guess that is not uncommon.  So as a last resort I figured – go to local Asian market.  And lucky me they had all sorts of fresh seafood.  All grocery stores here don’t have lobster tanks like many do in states.

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“i am sher-locked”

Another adventure – this is the location that they use for the BBC show Sherlock – with Benedict Cumberbatch (who plays Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (who plays Doctor Watson).  This is also from the writers and creators of Doctor Who – but a big hit everywhere.  This is not any where near the famous area of the Sherlock and they change the number on the door during filming – but still amazing!

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Who is Sweetpea?

Thanks for stopping by! I am a Designer living life and creating adventures with a stuff animal named Sweetpea. When it comes down to it, I'm someone who is passionate about art and design. One question I get is who is Sweetpea? It all started when I was graduating college way back in 2010. Due to me not being able to walk since I was moving overseas. My closest friend decided that Sweetpea would take my place, so all my fellow classmates and tutors posed for photos. The photos and Sweetpea the dog was given to me to continue the new adventure.. is how it all began. truly a creative's journey.
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