Friday, July 29, 2011

Britney Spears/Nicki Minaj!

I went with Matt Benyo and Betsy to see Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj at the Palace and it was a good time. However, Nicki Minaj STOLE THE SHOW. She kicked it off with Roman's Revenge and it was game over after that. Our seats were awesome too. It was surreal seeing Britney Spears because I grew up listening to her and then bam; she's right in front of me. Britney had some rad fireworks, an Egyptian set at one point, confetti, and she had some wings at the end. It was a good show. I don't have a voice so that means it was clearly a good night.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Zoo!

We took a field trip to the Detroit Zoo yesterday. I was excited to go to the Reptile House so that I could reenact the scene in the first Harry Potter where Harry sets that Boa Constrictor loose by speaking Parseltongue to it. Well, I joined with Proma and we achieved Snake-Speaking Status. Not even kidding, Proma spoke to a snake. She clearly belongs in Slytherin. Every parent in the Reptile House thought we were out of our minds and I think Matt did too (or maybe he was jealous). The snake that was spoken to was from Australia; not Burma (or Brazil).We were also looking forward to the Australian Outback Adventure where you get to walk amongst the Kangaroos. Too bad the Kangaroos want nothing to do with you so they just stay off in the distance. There was a baby Joey though and I wanted to kidnap it or get into its Mother's pouch and hang out. Perfect time for a group photo. Notice Zoe turned around and Sammi looking miz.Every picture that we took as a trio, yielded terrible results. That could be because we were having children take them; but we got photobombed EVERY TIME. I don't know what's better in this one; Claire to the right, that guy's arm, or Proma peeking out. This was in the Polar Bear ice cave and then we realized we were gonna be late for the bus and we had to go from the back of the park to the front and everyone hated us. We had fun on the way back. Matt + Chelsea = Sometimes a bad combo. We were being instigators and laughing a lot. All in all, a successful mission. We didn't lose anyone and it was a good time.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fun Fact #16!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Babysitter Test.

On Thursday, I was asked by Elliot's mom, Marla, if I'd be interested in babysitting while her and her husband went out. No problem! Matt Benyo drove me and waited while I waited for them to get home. After receiving the grand tour, Elliot informed me that I would have to pass "The Babysitter Test". I jokingly thought they'd tie me up; turns out they did. Matt helped them so the rope was extra tight. I blacked out during this entire initiation and was gagged at one point. In order to pass the test, you have to break free of the binds AND every time the cone falls off your head, you get an additional minute of binding. I turned into the hulk once they finished because they turned the lights off and ran up the stairs. Well, then I thought monsters were going to get me so I raged, broke free, and followed. The rest of the night was relatively normal, but this was wild. Elliot is way too happy in that second picture.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Glasses.

I painted these wine glasses during Bob's watercolor class. They're probably 2 inches tall apiece. I had fun painting with watercolors on cardboard. I've never done it before and I like how it serves as the midtone. The last glass (the taller one) was rushed, but I'm still pleased with my results.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Root Beer.

This is a Chelsea fact; I do enjoy me some Root Beer. I was so pumped when I got home yesterday because I told Alison to put a RB in the freezer so it was nice and cold when I came in. The best part about glass bottled RB is that I have to use the bottle opener on the wall to open it and that is one of my favorite things to do OF ALL TIME. I don't even understand why, but I love opening glass bottles with the bottle opener. Yesterday was spent with a cold one and reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which I am nearly half way done with). Enjoy the little things.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fun Fact #15!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter.

Harry Potter came out last night. I didn't go. I started rereading the books because of the movie and I want to finish them before I see it. I have 100+ pages left in the 5th book and I plan on knocking the other two out this weekend. I cried for a few minutes last night at midnight. On Monday, I started this; unaware that it would become what it has. I drew Harry Potter and then Matt Benyo drew Mad-Eye Moody (who inexplicably became the focal point) and it grew from there. I finished it today. It's a giant HP collage on a giant classroom dry erase board made w/Expo Markers. Most of these were drawn from memory and if Voldemort looked like this, I'd have nightmares, but you get the idea. Potterheads, unite. This is the end of an era.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

HBD, Chan!

I guess Blogger is just going to be a complete a hole. I tried to upload a video and it wouldn't let me. I tried to upload a fun fact and it wouldn't let me do that either. Whatever. I hope this issue is sorted out or else I'm gonna rage. I'm working on a big drawing that I'm hoping to post soon! In the mean time, it is BROTHER CHAN'S 18TH BIRTHDAY TODAY! He's growing up so fast! Happy Birthday, Brother Chan. I love you even if you are the world's biggest Kevin.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fun Fact #14!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Venetian Masks.

I spent this week showing kids how to make Venetian style masks which is why I haven't updated since Wednesday. My apologies, but keep an eye on my blog. I have lots of fun facts and other neat things to post. Here are the masks:Here is a picture of me with my favorite, Elliot! He was joined by his sassy sister, Amelia. They're a great little family. I helped Elliot work on this neat little robot project on the side. He did such an amazing job. This is why I like kids; they inspire me.And last, but certainly not least, here is a picture of Matt Benyo with his favorite camper, Erin. She has such pretty eyes, but she also looks like Dawn from Buffy and I'm pretty sure that's part of the reason MB liked her so much.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fun Fact #13!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MB's Card.

Matt Benyo's birthday was June 23rd, but I just finished his card yesterday. I decided I needed to go big and make something neat. I was originally going to do a surprise party card, but then Matt Benyo asked me if I was doing The Last Supper and I told him no, but after thinking about it, I thought that was a good idea. I originally had 13 people, but I had a hard time doing these 7. If I had done 13, it would've been a disaster. I like about half of the people I did, but the other half I had trouble doing because of how small their heads/features were. Sitting at the high table from left to right, we have Spike, Buffy, Gaga, Matt Benyo, Pink, Cheryl Cole, and Giles. Also included are things Matt Benyo enjoys (and I had to slip a portrait of Jonathan from Buffy in there). I hope he likes it because I worked hard on it! Click to enlarge!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fireworks FTW!

I didn't have to go out of my backyard to get the 4th of July experience I was hoping for. My neighbor was a maniac and let off a ton of fireworks. Sure, I may have gotten eaten up by the mosquitos, but at least I got to watch a fun fireworks. Where's the BBQ tomorrow? I can't watch these videos without singing FIREWORK. #katyperry