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Playa dust and pickletinis party

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After being gone for a month, Chris and I were eager to see all our friends again and tell them all about our travels. What better way to show them what we saw on the road than to subject them to a slideshow party? With the help of a borrowed projector and gifted screen, we projected the best of the 1065 photos we took on the way to and from Burning Man onto our living room wall.
What we ate: Since we were already feeling a little nostalgic about our vacation, we served foods that reminded us of the road trip. squeaky cheese curds in honour of Wisconsindiy ice cream in a jar (we used soy milk to make a vegan & lactose-free option) chips and salsa - a major part of our Burning Man dietMost popular drink: Thanks to Duty Free we currently have a very well stocked bar, so we were happy to serve up some potent mixed drinks for our friends. 

Chris and I discovered the awesomeness that is a Black Rock City Pickletini after one of our bikes broke down and we spent an afternoon hanging out at…

More More More!

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Billy Idol
It's been a while since I posted a painted record, eh? I've got a bunch of record requests to take care of, so there should be many more soon.

This makes me ridiculously happy

Confused? This may help.

Superman Saga

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I previously posted that Chris and I were making Superman costumes for Burning Man. In honour of the Metropolis theme, a world record breaking gathering of people dressed as Superman was scheduled for noon on Burn Day and we didn't want to miss out on the fun.

On top of our own costumes, I was making S shield patches to give out to anyone who may have forgotten their superhero outfits at home. Unfortunately, I didn't buy the iron-on interfacing for the patches (and read the instructions) until I had already traced and cut out a couple dozen red logos. Only afterwards did I realize that it would be much easier to iron the interfacing to the red fabric before cutting it all out.



So I started over. Luckily I had plenty of free red t-shirts to use and many many hours of riding in Bertha to spend cutting.


I ironed the red shields onto a $2 yellow sheet in our hotel room in Reno and then added another layer of interfacing so the patches could be ironed onto shirts. Since I didn'…

Tiny adventures

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Peering into our finished diorama
Remember when I said we were participating in a group art project for Burning Man this year? Despite a few little hiccups along the way, our finished box made it to the playa to be part of a very awesome installation.
not much to look at yet
Circumstances prevented us from completing our diorama in time to mail it to Team Tiny, so we took our 12 x 12 x 8 box on the road with us.
craft time in Edmonton
By the time we were ready to leave BC, the diorama was mostly done, but I was still working on wrapping it in white duct tape when we pulled into Vancouver, Washington, to hand our box over to the tiny artist who generously offered to deliver it to the playa for us.
progress in Kamloops
After setting up camp at Burning Man, we were very eager to go see our diorama in place, but were disappointed when we discovered that something had broken on route and our box was not lighting up.
emergency on-playa surgery
Fortunately, we had tools back at our camp and were able…

Enough with the travel photos already!

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Don't worry this is the last of the Chris with Signs and Allison with Large Objects series. 11911 km later, we're finally back in the capital and I have lots of fun projects on the go that I'll be posting about soon.

If you are here looking for photos of my painted records, you can see them all at this link.


riding a jackalope - Wall Drug
Wisconsin cheese curds

Green Giant - Blue Earth

Allison with Large Objects - part 3

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Cowboy - Wendover
Sinclair dinosaur - Little America
Jackalope - Douglas

Chris with Signs - part 3

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The signs just keep on coming!



Allison with Large Objects - part 2

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Sushi guy - Seal Rock
T Rex - Prehistoric Gardens
Babe - Trees of Mystery

Chris with Signs - part 2

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More shots of Chris and signage.