Thru My Eyes #5

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you another through my eyes. You can check out my previous post here if you are curious. In summary these are pictures that didn’t really fit all of my old blog post or are pictures I have captured just because they catch my eye. I hope you enjoy them.

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I hope you enjoy this random post of my extra pictures. I need to remember to do these post more often so my pictures don’t go to waste.

Have a great Day! See you all on Friday. 

-M

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Graffiti Park – Austin, TX

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you the last installment of my trip to Austin Texas. Keeping with the theme of creativity and art. I visited the Graffiti Park at Castle Hills. This place is a paradise for Graffiti and art.  You could bring your own spray paint and add you own master piece to the walls. Normally Graffiti is frowned upon, but not here. I was too busy spray painting my own art, but I did manage to get a few pictures of my favorite art that other artist had left behind.

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I absolutely loved being able to partake in this experience. I never thought I would of been able to spray paint a wall that was out in the open without getting in trouble. This was definitely a 2017 highlight.

Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday!

-M

The Meaning Behind My Tattoo

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I am sharing the story of how I got my first tattoo. I think I lightly touched based on it on this blog post. I wanted to take the time and explain why I decided to get my tattoo and what it means to me.

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On April 7th, 2017 I went with one of my friends from grad school to get a tattoo. She was getting something on her ribs and I was getting mine on my arm. I had contemplated a tattoo since 2012 and had held of because I wasn’t sure what I would want. I had decided that it had to do something with traveling, adventure, or something all encompassing with how I am. I searched on Pinterest for travel tattoos and I found many that I liked, but not necessary in love with. I finally looked at different words that caught my attention. Explore was one that I gravitated towards immediately.

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Explore

Verb (Used with object), ex·plored, ex·plor·ing. to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discover.

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My actual experience getting my tattoo wasn’t the best. We had a tattoo artist who was relatively new to the shop and to the area. He did a great job with the tattoo, but he decided that he would hit on me while he was finishing up my tattoo which made me uncomfortable. He proceeded to ask for my number and I quickly dodged his questions by focusing on  my friend. I highly recommend you do your research on the shop and the tattoo artist. If you have time meet with the artist to make sure you are comfortable with them. I don’t regret getting my tattoo one bit. I just wish that I would have done more research on the tattoo artist.

Do any of you have any tattoos? If so what are they and do you mind sharing their meaning with me?

Have a great day and I will see you on Wednesday.

-M

Cathedral Of Junk, Austin TX

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I am sharing a little bit more of my trip to Austin, TX. One of the things we did was go to the Cathedral of Junk. Think of the saying ” One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”. Well this is definitely a hidden treasure in a suburban neighborhood. As you can see from the first picture even the artist house has personality. img_0013

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This is the artist of this Cathedral of junk. He was out and about answering questions other visitors had. I stood back and listened to what he said taking everything I was surrounded by. He plans on adding more to the cathedral and says he plans on tackling the new additions all by himself. This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. It made me appreciate the creativity that Austin, TX has.

I hope you all enjoyed this blog post! It’s definitely a place I recommend you go if you are in Austin, TX.

Have a great day! See you on Wednesday.

-M

NY Graffitti Wall

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Happy Tuesday Everyone!

While I was in NY two weekends ago I stumbled upon this awesome graffiti wall. I just had to stop and admire this beautiful piece of NY. I can’t describe how awesome all the pieces of graffiti art were. They told a beautiful story in the hidden streets of NY.

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One thing I am trying to do this month is be more present and enjoy my surroundings a little bit more. I hope you all enjoyed this blog post.

What is one of your favorite places that inspires you? 

Have a great day!

-M