A summary of my week in photos. I had an absolute blast and honestly felt like this one week lasted a whole month. I visited a bunch of friends from school along with family, toured around places like Pixar(incredibly awesome! I probably had the widest, silliest grin on my face while walking around.), LA zoo, the Getty Museum, and even attended the Hayao Miyazaki lecture in downtown LA. I also have some excerpts from my 600 + mile drive back to Oregon....that 680 in Northern California was nasty. 40 minutes to travel a whopping 8 miles? No thank you. Also, Kiwi didn't come with me on my trip so he was exceedingly estatic when I returned. Anyways, not too much else to say...I do have some sketchbook pages to share though:
My Aunt(who lives in Woodside, aka. the place where I woke up to squirrels scurrying up redwoods with giant ears of corn in their tiny mouths--photographic evidence can be seen above.) and I spent a Saturday running around San Francisco before driving over to Half-Moon Bay, where I proceeded to draw until my fingers were literally numb from the cold(it was maybe 65 there?)
On Monday, a large group of CalArtians and myself spent the day at the LA Zoo. Despite the heat(easily 95 degrees), and the insane amount of bees--we had a great time. The only really active animals were the Sifaka, everyone else was chillin' in the shade.
I do plan on typing up the notes I took at the Miyazaki lecture, so until then, here's a video.
The lecture started off by playing several trailers to his films, one being Totoro. This movie was a pretty iconic part of my childhood, along with my brother's. We watched this film several times during the summer...still one of my favorite films by Miyazaki.