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Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day CookiesMine will you be?

Not one to follow the trends, I made some lovely Star Wars cookies for Valentine’s day. They are a sugar cookie base with colored royal icing for the decoration. Some, you can see, are also decorated with sprinkles. And yes they taste as good as they look.

Here’s to a Happy Valentine’s Day for you and all the lovely Jedi in your life!

Photography, Travel

Trip To Guatemala: Art in the City

In addition to hundreds and hundreds of hand-painted signs on businesses edifices, there was a lot of cool street art in Guatemala. I really enjoyed seeing the various murals around town. It reminded me of my time in Barcelona where street artwork is more-or-less encouraged. There was a more tasteful graffiti there than in the states, and I think that Guatemalan graffiti (at least what I saw and photographed) is more like that. These are some of my favorite paintings and murals:

I really liked this combo. The Storm Trooper and Hobbes, or is it Tony the Tiger?
I wish this one weren’t so blurry! I love the grinning calavera.
Cool characters and tagging!

The way my camera exposed this photograph is pretty cool. Although unintentional, it works well with the artwork.

There are some neat characters here!

This painting was on the way to Antigua. I love the colors! I like that it is a playful painting too, a bright contrast to the (sloppy) tagging to the left of the kite.

A colorful kite. Who says graffiti has to be edgy and dark?

We passed this painting on the way to work every day. I almost missed the opportunity to snap a photo of it. Fortunately we got stuck in traffic on the last day and I was able to get a good photo. “Soft” had work all over town. I am not sure who the artist is/was, but they are very prolific!

My very favorite.

This was my favorite “soft” piece, though. I really like the colors of this last photograph.

Stay tuned for my next post: MY TRIP TO GUATEMALA: A TRIP TO THE MAYAN RUINS!