you know that feeling
when you fall down
on the trampoline
and keep trying to get up
but everyone keeps jumping
and you keep bouncing
and then all of you
and keep belly-laughing
and cannot stop?
“life has its ups and downs, but you can only look forward.”
headed off on a family fun river raft float trip
not real relaxing as expected
but lots of adventures/misadventures instead
so many laughs and we all survived
who could ask for anything more?
“rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.”
-melissa marr, darkest mercy
argo park, huron river, Ann Arbor, michigan, u.s.a. – summer 2019
at a game of
the traverse city pit spitters vs. the wisconsin woodchucks.
cheap food and drinks
dinos, mascot, lively fans, crazy promos,
singing, dancing, kids on the grass,
nice weather, music, good company
and a baseball game too
a very pleasant way to experience an evening.
“baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.”
traverse city, michigan, u.s.a. – summer 2019
1 black cat
1 cozy pillow
1 monster doll
1 chocolate bunny with it’s head eaten off
someone has been here
left their mark
ready for backyard movie night.
“every day in every way we are leaving our mark.”
field day with the grandies
water, sweat, smiles, scrapes, popsicles
and absolute fun, all of it.
“life is too short to not have fun;
we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.”
art credit: Etsy.com
just another typical moment spent in a dance-off with a gorilla
while wearing a mash-up of your baseball team hat and Cub Scout gear
as a flag flies and a Girl Scout looks on.
what will you do today?
“it’s fun to take two topics and mix them into one cartoon.”
‘los trompos,’ (spanish for spinning tops)
a giant spinning top art installation,
visits detroit’s beacon park from mexico city
the eight giant, colorful tops, designed by *héctor esrawe and ignacio cadena, are large enough for multiple people to sit or stand inside them, and visitors are welcome to take a spin. they were designed to facilitate play, celebrate culture, and bring people together to interact and connect. Los Trompos is an interactive piece that comes to life when people engage with it. the tops are based on the construction of the actual toy and reflect the work of mexican artisans, as well as mexican culture, art, and architecture.
community comes together to dance in the park
so fun to be here
as all kinds of people stopped by
just to play and connect with each other.
“simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.”
credits: sonia kahleel, metro times
* héctor esrawe is an industrial designer with a cross-disciplinary design atelier located in mexico city. ignacio cadena is the founder of cadena+asoc. concept design, a mexico-based interior design firm. the two often collaborate with each other, and together they won two interior design best of year awards in 2017