Friday, June 29, 2012

art show adventuring

last weekend i had the pleasure of visiting the talented nicole ray, of sloe gin fizz's, first solo art exhibition! the animal behaviors exhibit was held at the adorable little monsters toy store in downtown lake orion. the show featured original paintings and prints of animals doing interesting things-- such as a seahorse smoking a pipe, a turtle on a balloon adventure, and a fox in sox. (some are in her etsy shop now, and you should have a peek.) as always, the images are fantastically whimsical and i was happy to see a collection of them on display. way to go, nicole! 
while we were there a friend and i did some exploring around the town. the little monsters toy store was packed with toys and fun gifts, and we both walked away with some neato finds. (if you have not played the game farkle, i highly recommend it.) we walked around the small downtown area and happened upon a costume shop, an antique shop (that was closed, but very pink), and an art center that had a dragon float out front. it's always fun to explore new places and see what new delights can be found. we dined at the sagebrush cantina, which gets rave reviews, but ended up not being very vegetarian or vegan friendly, so we filled up on margaritas and salsa and chips.

 all in all it was a lovely summer day of exploring the town and admiring nicole's art. 



sloeginfizz said...

Thanks so much, lady — for coming out and for posting about it!! Great photos.

dang argyle said...

Sure thing! We had fun exploring the town and finding new things. We only got a little bit lost on the way there. :)