This weekend, I took a trip to Lake Tahoe for a getaway trip. Upon arrival, the weather was perfect and the scenery was picture perfect with the fall foliage in the mountains with the colors of gold, brown, red, and orange. One of my favorite places in Tahoe is the casino. Although I enjoy gambling and playing slot machines, I loved seeing the bright colors and hearing the sound effects as well. The biggest highlight was winning $20 on a quarter slot machine at Harrah’s Casino. My other favorite spot was the historic town of Virginia City, Nevada. Being in that city was like stepping back in time, with old antique stores, small eateries, and older casinos. One of my favorite stores was the Superchicken Store, which had a lot of sport logos created into posters, banners, signs, and lots of other things as well. I enjoyed this store the best because of my interest in sports (as mentioned in my bio), and it inspired me to create a graphic art collage that could be made into a future poster or greeting card. Although I did plan on doing a lot of gambling during the entire trip, I didn’t want to miss a chance to capture the beautiful fall scenes of Lake Tahoe because a lot of them were similar to the paintings created in art class. No matter where I travel to and what I do there, there will always be time to stop and enjoy the great outdoors that nature has to offer!
Art & Wine Festivals have been becoming a big interest to me because I’ve always enjoyed seeing what other artists do and how I can incorporate them to make something that’s completely my own. Since there was one in San Carlos this weekend, I knew I had to check this one out! The only downside of this event was that it was a little smaller than the ones in Mountain View and Lafayette, but it didn’t stop me from seeing what other people did. However, I did wish that there was a lot more going on. Just like the other festivals, I did collect business cards from other artists in case I plan to keep in touch with them. On the flip side, there are two other art festivals that I plan on visiting soon! One at the Alameda County Fair, and the other at the Sacramento Convention Center. Maybe I’ll get even more inspiration from artist at either fair.
While painting a landscape from Bob Ross’ Happy Little Accidents book in art class today, one of the other students decided to follow in my footsteps and do one of his paintings as well. I didn’t think anyone would do one of his paintings since they all have their own styles of art work. However, it was just like Bob Ross said, “This canvas is your world!” Maybe someday, she’ll paint landscapes like me!