Apr 20 2015
Happy Monday, friends!
I've been a little under the weather this weekend and spent a lot of time catching up on zzz's and vitamin C. In a way I'm thankful for being sick slowing me down because it's one of the only things that will. I need to learn to take a chill pill! Anand teased me this weekend about being the worst at taking naps, haha. It's true.
So, I spent a lot of time this weekend recouping but we decided to venture out on Sunday morning to see these amazing, colorful sculptures at City Hall in San Francisco. I learned about them on Instagram (seriously, I love Instagram), and had to go have a look at all 19 animals of this "Fancy Animal Carnival" in person.
These large-scale sculptures are created by acclaimed Taiwanese artist Hung Yi in colorfully enameled steel. I love their whimsy shapes and colors! There were traditional themes of good luck and fortune intertwined, in a playful way. My favorite!
I feel bad for these not-so-great photos, but I didn't intend to share them - I just couldn't help it after I got home and couldn't stop thinking about these colorful critters! The plaza was busy, too - we happened to get there just as the Cherry Blossom Parade was starting. It's always neat in San Francisco how you can just happen upon so many fun things!
If you're in the area you should definitely go have a look at these before the installation comes down on May 7. I may try to go back at some point and have a second, longer look at everything, because there was so much to see in each piece! I feel lucky that they are so close by. That is something I am still adjusting to - the idea that I am just one hour outside of a major city with tons of amazing events and people doing so many cool things. It's like a dream!
I hope you have an awesome start to your week, friends! See you tomorrow for some behind the scenes. :)