watercolor wednesday XXXXVIII

June 12, 2013 § 2 Comments

bullitHello Seattle!

Today we visit the Bullitt Center, a newly opened office building in Capital Hill in Seattle, Washington.  This isn’t just any office building, its the “greenest office building in the world.” Complete with a roof of solar panels, composting toilets and 250 year lifespan, the center is designed to function like a rainforest.

I visited the center during my November trip to Seattle and loved its environmental aspirations and exemplary Pacific Northwest design.  Gone are the days of ‘green’ buildings looking like ugly spaceships.

In August I will be moving north to Seattle to work in an architecture firm.  Looking forward to the upcoming adventures…but before that happens I will be graduating this weekend and traveling in Turkey for three weeks!  Keep you posted on the paintings, projects and adventures.

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watercolorWEDNESDAY XXXXVII- Guest Artist Kristina Marie

June 5, 2013 § 3 Comments

Happy Wednesday!

Today I am very excited to share with you a guest artist, the talented and creative Kristina Marie (who so happens to be my roommate)!

Oh yes, and today is Kristina’s 23rd birthday so wish her well.

Like many architecture students, Kristina has a natural talent to paint and draw and painted this whimsical scene of the creek in downtown San Luis Obispo.

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After becoming instant friends one fateful weekend early in freshman year Kristina and I have grown our relationship on this continent and across the pond for the past five years.  Kristina studied in Florence, Italy last year and between visiting one another and one memorable trip to good ole Eirland, Kristina and I got to spend over three weeks traveling together last year.  This past year we have had the pleasure of sharing one very hyggelit (cozy) apartment in downtown San Luis Obispo.  Its been a beautiful year of spontaneous dance parties, tea times and delicious meals.   Here is to one birthday and hopefully many more!

Come August I have plans to move to Seattle with hopes of Kristina joining me!  Keep you updated on the adventure.156575_3753140788317_680224990_n

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