Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bowler hats chase away the rainy day blues

Hey there everyone! I should get an award for the least active blogger ever hahah. Like I often say, when you go to Music College, blogging usually tends to come last after all the perks of keeping up with being a musician, but I am loving it :)

So little darlings! How is everyone doing? I hope you all had  great christmases and new years. I sure did. This winter season I got a whole full month with my boyfriend. And just like he did last year, he helped me this year to decorate my house for christmas and make a wonderful christmas tree. I am really lucky to have him ^_^.

Anywho, this is an outfit from a little while back that I had failed to post, I just wanted to share it with you :)

I am wearing:

Black dress ~ thrifted
Black Bowler Hat ~ Big it Up
Polka-dot heels ~ Forever  21
Ruby tights ~ Walmart

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Orange in the Fall

These days I've been taking my orange skirt out for a walk a lot. The weather has been chilly at night but just dandy and sunny for walking in the daytime :). I really wear it everywhere haha, perhaps I should stop before someone picks up on it! The trees outside are swaying in gorgeous colours like a gypsy twirling in a her gypsy skirt, man Autumn is just a beauty everywhere you look. That's why I'm really happy to live in a country like Canada, where you have all these gorgeous seasons each year. My native country Cuba has no Autumn or Winter and unfortunately they never get to experience the colour changing leaves like up here. The sun and wind are paring up and making all the leaves dance today. It makes me so very happy ^_^.

Anyways, enough of that! I would like to share a new piece with you guys that my boyfriend has completed! It is called "Confronting Inevitability" - by my boyfriend - Ryan Demaree. If any of you would like to read an in depth description of the meaning behind HERE on his blog you may do so. It is very thought provoking, contrasting, and  reflective on the tragedy of 9/11 and the advancement of our species. My boyfriend suggests we should not be committing terrorist acts based on religion and economics and what not, bombarding one another, when instead we could be focusing on pushing our planet foreword and elevating our species to eventually be able sustain our planet and even visit and be part of other planetary systems in the universe. I think he's got a great point. Have yourself a looksie at his post! I guarantee you won't be disappointed :)

Other than my boyfriend's great new painting, I also wanted to share my outfit with you :)
I am wearing a fully thrifted outfit as often seems to be the case, no more than 5$ spent on each piece, which I love. We don't need much consumerism in the world! Especially when we can recycle and enjoy older garments! These are the first time I take out my 1950's heels out to public and walk around in them, they are pretty fantastic white sling-backs I found at a Good Will store a while back. They looked like they belonged in a Museum, so I couldn't leave them behind :) I alternate between leaving my hair up and down in these shots, can't make up my mind haha. Also check out my unicorn necklace in the last shot! It is absolutely one of my favourite neck pieces, gotta believe in unicorns man ;)

Button pale floral blouse - Thrifted
Salmon skirt - Thrifted
White 50's sling-back heels - Thrifted 
Unicorn necklace - Gift from a friend

Farewell for now! 
Peace & Love everyone! :)


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ohio Pictures Due

Hey there blogger buddies! Oh my goodness, you guys might as well drop me in the Guinness Book of World Records for the laziest blogger in history. It's been ages since I post. Time has wound up and tangled multiple events in my life at once and I've completely dodged my blogging wishes. The past few weeks I've been having College exams, multiple recording sessions, and gigs everywhere. I have missed out on the chance to sit down and post. I apologize I also haven't been able to comment on all the blogs of you lovely people. Hopefully things will slow down now and I can tend to these things more. 

Anywhooo, these pictures here are some I had mentioned in my previous Ohio visit post. These are from my visit back in September with my boyfriend Ryan Demaree. It was just me taking pictures all jolly in my red flower rose crown stomping around in his room, proud to be surrounded by his glorious artwork. I miss my boyfriend so much, but we are soon to see each other, currently planning a visit for Christmas time. I wore this dress with him in our previous visit in Canada you saw on this post here, it is definitely on of my most favourite red pieces. 

Red eyelet mini-dress - Thrifted 
Black chunky-heel pumps - Thrifted
Red rose floral crown - Handmade

Enjoy the pictures and my boyfriend's artwork!

My boyfriend's biggest painting to date:
"Lascaux" -by Ryan Demaree

-a piece of his inspired by the Palaeolithic cave paintings in the french pre-historic caves of Lascaux. 
Ryan considers his the top of his best paintings, and indeed it is majestic.If you would like more information on it or even purchase any prints you can check it out HERE.

It can make a great mouse pad or mug or ipod case image ;) I can also give you his contact info
for any questions :)

-"Lascaux" -by Ryan Demaree

Here we see some of his other paintings hanging by his wall next to his bed. I remember I would bump into these a lot when I would sit on his bed and almost knock them down haha. Sorry baby XD. The titles for these are "Cosmic Broadcast -Last Transmission"  on the left and "Behind the Scenes-Morning Broadcast" right in case you would like to know ;).

S'more of them round the room:
These are "Copernicasso" on the left and "The Eternal Staring Contest" on the right.

 As you can see, there is stacks and stacks of more paintings of his located all over his room, the man's got tons. Tons for me to explore ;).

Even more paintings back there ;)

There's my gorgeous bearded man and me :)

Ode to Ryan's Masterpiece :).

There's us darlings together :).

I totally interrupted him and closed his laptop and started kissing him ^_^.

And the kiss took over ;).

What a win :)

Hope you enjoyed the post! My bad it was a month late. 
Peace and love and happy blogging to you all.
Hope you enjoy the excellent fall weather :)

-Ginela Gonzalez

Monday, September 10, 2012

Epic Outings While in Ohio!

Hello everyone! As I had mentioned, I had promised some pictures of some of my time in Columbus, Ohio U.S.A with my boyfriend Ryan Demaree where I had been for the last past 2 weeks on vacation. Honest, many of our days we had our plate full with our own projects to work on  as swell as many outings with Ryan's family, so I apologize we weren't able to get very many pictures together. 

However, we managed to capture some shots of a visit to downtown Columbus's parliament building - the Ohio State House - a magnificent large stone building with American history all over it that my boyfriend's wonderful grandparents John and Bridget took us to. I was very happy to get to explore the building with them that day, it was beautifully made with truly unique old stone interiors with intricate design! Here is the very front of the Ohio State House:

As you can see this part of the building had a majestic sunroof, and it was intense in real life compared to the image below, it makes me wonder how on earth the builders got the guts to craft such beauty at such a height!

The following shot is of an oil painting, that is by misfortune a bit blurry, but its a famous piece by William Powell named "Perry's Victory"completed in 1865. The painting could take up the space of at least two of the walls in my house today, it was immense with the most thickest frame, we wondered how they managed to keep it up on the wall! I wonder if my boyfriend would somehow like to work on  a painting project of that large size? 

There you see me! I am standing over a huge granite floor map of the state of Ohio. Its fantastically made. It made me feel like I could just hop from county to county in seconds :P

The Ohio State House was breathtaking, but not as much I think as the next part of the trip my boyfriend's grandparents had planned out for us. Knowing that Ryan and I are art history enthusiasts and very much appreciate the Impressionist period, the grandparents took us to see a park downtown named "Deaf School Park" where a famous garden grows mimicking the positions of all the persons & scenery in this famous impressionist painting by Georges Seurat named "A Sunday Afternoon in the Park".

You wouldn't believe it, but they actually did it! They brought the painting to life using living shrubbery fastened around metal structures! It grows all year. I thought this was incredibly neat, really enjoyed myself there. Just makes me think of the wonderful things human beings can put their minds to and achieve. If you're ever downtown Ohio I encourage you to stop by! My boyfriend's grandparents really surprised us with this. I was so happy to walk about and see all this.

There were also some fabulous pink water lilies hanging out on the pond by the park. They were looking like gorgeous fine ladies and were screaming for attention, so we gave them some :)

And of course, if you look up to the sky, there are always beautiful cloud displays for free in the Ohio sky, so my boyfriend looked up and took a picture of this one :)

 A second most wonderful outing my boyfriend and I got to experience was getting to visit the Ohio Renaissance Fair for the second time! As we did around the same time last year, my boyfriend and I made sure to dress up in whatever we could find renaissance-like. I must say we looked quite dashing as a couple ;). Ryan wore a black on black ensemble with a loose waist belt and a top hat, which I think he looks super handsome in ^_^. And I wore a white droopy dress with my black corset and a flower crown which I had put together from red plastic roses that very same day. Ryan's little sister Lindsey drove us there and back with her friend Very along on the ride. She is quite a professional driver I must say! I was so happy she volunteered to take us to the Fair, I didn't want to miss it for the world.
Thank you Lindsey!

Well what can I say folks, if you've never been to a Renaissance Fair - type event for yourself, I really recommend them. They are absolutely hilarious and colourful and tons of epic crazy people willing to go all out with period outfits and accents. There is a jousting competition, a historical dungeon, gypsy belly dancers, singing wenches, giant pretzels sold on sticks, sword shops, musicians, fairy shops, and just about anything you can think of! Just loads of fun ^_^. 

Here are some pictures of how my boyfriend and I dressed and a few pictures of me picking corn from a field on our way to the Fair. As a corn-lover I had to make sure I picked an authentic Ohio corn :D
Anyhow, have yourself a look! And then if you want head over to my boyfriend's youtube channel for a brief video of what its like at the Renaissance Fair! We got footage of a gypsy dancing balancing a full cup of beer on her head! Its quite the entertainment. Have a look HERE!

 Hope you've had a lovely summer as well everyone! Now its back to school for me.
Only 2 weeks of summer vacation was unforgettable in the arms of my boyfriend, who is as awesome as it gets. I will be following this post up with another one of me and him soon.

Cheers! Have a great week everyone :)

Peace & Love 
• Ginela •