NELA Art Walk *this time with pictures*

So I must share with you something that blew my mind. 2 Saturdays ago we walked to the Highland Park Art Walk *only 2 blocks from our house* and I was shocked to find so many art galleries on York. We went to at least 8 on one block and there was an upstairs loft over the stores that we didn’t even know existed. I cannot believe there is something cool about Highland Park after living here for 5 years. We met a ton of awesome folks and of course, Liv received dozens of compliments about her wings. I even passed out my new Etsy cards Antz made me. *I made 2 sales this week!!*

Fancy pants biz card
The walk was super fun, I hate to admit it but Highland Park is kinda cool *however my heart still belongs to Atwater Village*. Antz is all stoked about how hipster-ery the hood is becoming.

Every month we see a group of about 100 people on bikes at night, it turns out to be a biking tour that meet up for night events like the art walk. We are going to join in October when we finally get a trailer for Liv.

Hooray for crappy blurry photos!
I have never seen so many people on my street, it was packed!
We discovered this fucking rad vintage record shop *how is it I’ve never seen it before?*

I almost peed my pants when I saw the macrame in this store, Matters of Space. We met the owner *who is fucking rad* and she told me how she bought the fabric for her macrame from a dude in Tokyo. I told her about the class I took and she is going to try to find some cord for me.
I love her necklaces but they cost a million dollars

Liv played at the coffee shop on the corner, Cafe de Leche

There was a huge building on the corner we always thought was empty, to our surprise it’s an art gallery/huge warehouse full of crazy art. Sculptures, furniture and taxidermy, it was pretty awesome.

Those sculptures were made out of buttons

The chaise you are looking at was made entirely out of the tabs from soda cans… it was bananas!
You had me at Taxidermy!!
This jewelry was made out of silver flatware
We drove over to Eagle Rock to my favorite store Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. They always have the most incredible artwork *I wanna buy it all*

I wanna make one of these pendant banners for a cake so bad!
there was a mobile photo booth that we took these at

It was a little truck and you walk up a ramp in the back and there’s a curtain and you take your photos *sorry I tried to take pictures of the truck but they came out too dark* I am definitely hiring the booth for one of Liv’s birthday. I would also love to hire this adorable band that was playing in front of the warehouse. I need to look them up on itunes, they sound like a Parisian Tom Waits, really fucking rad!

The art walk happens every second Saturday of the month. I want to take my Mom but next month is Carlos & Steph’s wedding *can’t believe it’s almost here, remind me to not get stagefright* Speaking of my Mom, after close to 40 years in the music industry, she finally has her very own Wikipedia page. I am trying to work on adding her photos but I have no idea how to do it *I suck about programming html*

My Mom is mega awesome!!

She’s so cute!

My Mom played on the Rocky soundtrack…dun, dun-dun, dun, dun dun-dun dun dun duuuunn!

Mommy & Stevie

My Mommy began her career in Motown *Detroit* so she played with pretty much every single Motown band there was. I wish she didn’t write on her photos, now I’m helping her restore most of them.

Now do you see where I get my hamming it up for the camera from?

Bobbye toured the world with Bob Dylan for 2 years right after I was born. This is a pretty awesome photo of them on a train in Japan.

My Mom hired me as her make up artist when she appeared on the Late Show with Craig Ferguson with Dwight Yoakam. He begged her to go on tour with him but she wanted to stay home since I was preggers.

I don’t remember which band she was playing with but this was for a TV show in the 60s. LOVE her bouffant!!

This is her playing with her current band, she’s retired but she does perform every once in a while.

Yep, my Mommy is a superstar!

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