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!
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:
The way my camera exposed this photograph is pretty cool. Although unintentional, it works well with the artwork.
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.
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!
This was my favorite “soft” piece, though. I really like the colors of this last photograph.