25 July 2013

Leaning on the Metropolitan Side of Things

Starting out with a picture unrelated to my post title, once again.

This is Aerielle on a Skype chat with her new family in Barcelona, Spain! She is planning on nannying there in the fall. They are a very nice family.

Onto more of the bulk of this post. This summer, I've found my self spending more time than ever in downtown Salt Lake City. I mean, its not like you haven't seen this recently in my other posts between going to the library or up to the University of Utah, but I go there for a variety of reasons now, often times out of sheer boredom. 

For example, last Saturday I went with Aerielle and a few of her family members down to Galivan Plaza to watch some country/blues guy play guitar. He was freaking amazing. But it was also a chance for me to just wander a little in that part of the city.

This was the view from the parking deck into the Galivan Center.

Another view, across main street over to the Hotel Monaco and 222 South Main.

I just love the juxtaposition of styles and that beautiful western sun set light.

Aerielle and I, taking a selfie as is typical for such an event. She looks darling as usual.

Then on Tuesday, dad and I took Frontrunner and Trax down to the Galivan Center again, this time to watch the Wasatch Jazz Project preform. It is a 19 piece Jazz Orchestra that preforms on the plaza ever Tuesday evening 7:30-9:00 all through July and August. They were honestly fantastic.

Also of note, starting half an hour before each performance at 7:00, they have dancing lessons from beginner to intermediate. They had a big dance floor out, and the audience made great use of it during each song. I love living next to a city just for the reasons that we get fantastic things like a jazz orchestra to listen to on a regular basis, for free no less!

Another thing that has caught my attention as of recently.....
I drew this house during the performance, and I was vaguely being inspired by the Andorran Embassy to Brussels. This is a somewhat big two story mansion with 5 bedrooms and 5 and 1/2 baths, with a two story vaulted library and ballroom. 

I really haven't drawn a house in a while, and it occurred to me that I have really come far in my drawing style and creativity. So compare my previous house I drew this week to a house of a similar style I drew back in October of 2011.

I suppose practice really does make perfect! 

Also, also: This is the best thing ever. This is my RideClear pass from UTA, which basically allows me to ride all public transit along the Wasatch Front free till the end of July. All in the name of clean air! 

I love you guys, and I will see you later.

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