Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Art-O-Mat, the Vending Machine That Gives You Art

Vending machines gives you cool drinks, small packs of chips, and chocolate bars, but some special vending machines can also give you art; real art-- we're talking 100 percent handmade, original art. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 5 dollars gives you a small piece of art that fits in a cigarette box.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kayak on the Potomac

The Potomac river divides Washington D.C. and Virginia, and kayaking on it in the late afternoon was relaxing, fun, and the Potomac River is actually quite pretty. For 15USD, you can rent a single person kayak and enjoy an hour of water floating freedom. I've also made a happy video of my kayaking adventure and you should check it out.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Water Lilies-Wall Art DIY

With a giant canvas I had bought from Hobby Lobby when it was on sale (about 30 USD) and inexpensive acrylic paint I found at Walmart (about 1USD each), I created an impressionism artwork, inspired by Monet's water lilies, here's how I drew mine.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Thing About Traveling Alone-Pt. 1-No Photographer

I travel with friends, with family, with acquaintances turned friends, and sometimes alone. Recently in D.C. I have been traveling, or maybe more appropriately, doing tourist activities, alone. Being the D.C. lone tourist makes me lazy, I don't visit as many places as I have the potential too. Some afternoons have turned to visits to the mall instead of tourist D.C., simply because it's more comfortable, and easier to do than traveling alone. Not that I don't like traveling alone, I do, sometimes, but not always. Once a while exploring a new place alone is quite lovely, but continuously being alone in a new place is not so enjoyable. In this post series, I write about the good things, and also the slightly lonely things about being a independent traveler.

First and foremost, there's no one to take pictures for me. (Selfies!)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Island in D.C.--Theodore Roosevelt Island

 There's an island in D.C., did you know? It's got lovely trails and once you're on the island you forget that you are Washington D.C. The Theodore Roosevelt Island is a small island in the middle of the Potomac River that has a very diversified landscape: woods, uplands, and swamp. The trails are easy to follow and walk on, but the whole island feels "wild and natural" enough that you feel like you're on a little adventure.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pusheen Roll Cake

I don't know when it happened, but I started to like the character Pusheen immensely. That gray tabby cat that you see as Facebook stickers? Those are the stickers I ever use. Then I saw this roll cake video on YouTube, and decided to make one myself. And which adorable character should I make? Pusheen of course!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Italica-Day Trip Seville to Roman Ruins

Italica is just 9 kilometers out of Seville, it's easily accessible by the public bus and if you like Roman Ruins, you'll enjoy Italica. Italica used to be a great city, it is after all the birthplace of Roman Emperor Trajan and probably Hadrian as well. While its pretty much in ruins today, there is still an amphitheatre you could look at, and some beautiful tiled floors and some pillars.