Monday, February 20, 2012

motel mondays: part 12

happy motel monday! today's vintage motel sign is the safari inn, located in beautiful burbank california.  i snapped this pic when i ventured into the valley, en route to ikea in search of a few diy supplies, one night last week. i have always loved this sign and think it looks pretty cool lit up.

spring semester at school started last week and i am taking lighting design this term.  i can't wait to learn about lighting but i was not so excited that my class is at night and ends at 9:30.  i was really dreading that fact but thankfully my instructor is super cool and super high energy and stayed that way until the very end of class so i stayed awake. phew! i hope she can keep it up until june!!  oh, and she apparently started her career designing the lighting for depeche mode when they toured the world in the 1980's.  of course, i think i might have been the only person in class alive in the 80s and old enough to have been a fan of the band and very impressed by that.  we have a project due for the next class where we need to pick a song and create a presentation board filled with material samples and colors the evoke the feelings that come from listening to the song and the lyrics.  is it wrong that want to do it a little backwards... i really want to pick a song that represents the materials that i am currently obsessed with and already have posted on the current inspiration board hanging in my office?

this past weekend at one of my favorite local flea markets i happened upon these wonderful vintage post office boxes.  oh to have the room for a gift wrap & craft room like candy spelling!  wouldn't they be perfect for organizing tons of supplies and ribbons in all of these little compartments??  i just love the look of them.  The golden brass color is amazing!

so, right now i have 3 diy projects in the works.  two of them are pretty detailed and time intensive and the 3rd is a newer, easier one.  working on 3 at once was probably not the smartest idea.  i moved on to start one while waiting for paint to dry during the process of the other.  and the third came to me last week when my new cousin-in-law to be reached out for advice on wedding decorations (which i can't wait to help with creating!).  now i have a mess of projects in the works on my dining room table, kitchen counter and my living room floor.  oh well. hopefully i will be able to complete them all pretty soon and then just flood my blog with lots of great after photos!

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until next time...

the (formerly almost) 40 year old intern


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