Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Beverly Hills!

Yes!!  That is Queen Latifah! 
My art in the booth!  

View from our room! 

Malen and I just got back from exhibiting the the Beverly Hills art show in Beverly Hills, CA.

It was so beautiful there, we really didn't get to see much, because we spent our time setting
up for the show ( my booth took all afternoon!)  and sitting at the show.

Highlights of our show!

*The best sushi I have ever had!  
A client of Malen's took us out to a great dinner, I am a little sushi shy and stick to California rolls, but this time I was brave and loved what I got!! YUMMY

*We laughed so much, our friend who is a professional comedian came with us, and kept us
laughing the entire trip!! 

*I made great contacts, like an interior designer, a set designer and someone who wants to market my art!!!

*Our Hotel was beautiful, and had an amazing view overlooking L.A and Beverly Hills with a Balcony to take it all in! 

*and the best for last, Malen met Queen Latifah and she got an owl!!   She was amazingly down to earth, and wants another LARGE  piece for her home in New Jersey!!   He was able to talk to her and her mom for 20 minutes

Sunday, May 3, 2009


So, we are basically moving to Arizona, and wow this Utah spring has sure made it so easy
for me to decide!  It is May 3, cold and raining, it has been, what a 7 month winter.

Ever since we went to Arizona 4 years ago for our first winter there, I have wanted to move there, I love it!  I love the desert, many people disagree with me, but I think it is so beautiful, I love the cactus and the red dirt!  Plus, Hello shopping, amazing restaurants and some culture! 
 I started bugging Malen to move to Scottsdale and he said NO way!   So whatever.  Then after one long cold winter, ( we didn't go to Scottsdale this year) he realized it sucked here.  We have a really close friend who lives in Paradise Valley and talked Malen into moving there, and told him how many opportunities he will have with his art.

Funny how the mind works because as soon as Malen decided he wanted to move, I said, hmmm, no I want to stay here!!   So we have been discussing it for 2 months.  I was on the fence but this weather has helped me change my mind,  I can't stand it any more!  Really, I think since last what October/November it has been sunny 10 days?  

I am just posting this for myself, because I feel like it makes it more real if I write it down. Since my mom reads my family blog, and I have decided not to tell her for a while.  I don't want to deal with her drama about the entire thing!!!  This blog is pretty dead, as I just have been posting on my family blog, and am now addicted to facebook! 

We are keeping our house here too, and planning on coming home for some of the hot summer!
Sadly I won't miss many people here, which is mean to say!  I just wish Ryan and Tobi would move with us and then I would be happy!   Our plan is to make lots of money and find connections for Ryan to come down and do railing there!!!

 ( I am not talking about my old Logan pals!  I will miss you, I just never see you any more, so when I think who I will miss, I miss you guys already!  Maureen and Lael!)  

We are waiting until fall, since we have art shows all summer, plus I figure will wait out some of the HOT!  I called the Arizona school Sky went to last year and the first day is August 10th, what?  that is the middle of summer!   I think we are not going until Labor day, since Malen has 3 art shows in August, and I don't want to move and be sitting there alone!!  anyways....

This is a serious ramble! and not really for anyone but myself!  So if you read this, sorry it is just random thoughts