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T Rex Pinata!

Once one project is finished, it is time to start another! This one was just for fun, exactly what was called for. I made a pinata type of decoration in the shape of a t-rex.

I started with some thick paper for the base structure. Then, I had the tedious job of adding layer upon layer of cut tissue paper. Even though it was tedious, it was enjoyable and not as time consuming as I expected.

taking shape

taking shape

pinata creating

The finished project is sitting on our shelf in the living room. I think it would be fun to hang him from the ceiling, but for now he is fine on the shelf.

t rex pinata

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Goodrich Summer Tour

We have been everywhere this summer. Our latest trip was to New Jersey to see my aunt and uncle. We had a great time and they made it a fantastic trip. We ate delicious food, saw some beautiful sights, and enjoyed the Garden State and some respite from the Texas heat.

On our trip, we visited New York for two days as well.

We saw some amazing art at the Museum of Modern Art, enjoyed a long walk through Central Park, and soaked up the architecture and city scape. We walked all over, honestly. My tennis shoes did their duty well, but it was well worth it to see all the random stuff we came across.

We also saw some amazing things in the Museum of Natural History. Nick and I love dinosaurs, and their collection was impressive. Very impressive. I think we walked through it five times. The whole museum was amazing and huge with so much to see.

The last day on our trip, we visited the Martin Guitar factory in Philadelphia and took a tour to see how the guitars are made. These guitars are intense and now I really wish I knew how to play more than just Ode to Joy.

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Gallivanting Goodriches: Ohio

Nick and I got to visit most of my Ohio family recently along with my brother and parents. The slightly cooler weather was a wonderful break from the Texas heat. I wish we could have stayed longer and spent more time with everyone, but at least we did get to visit.

While in Ohio, we also ate a TON of food. If there is one thing we Hagarmans (plus two Goodrich’s) know how to do, it is find and devour tasty food. The Texas branch of the family found a Mellow Mushroom and it became our favorite spot to eat.

Dad and Nick waiting on some PIZZA

Another food place of note put my belt to the test. It was in an art district that reminded me of the Austin scene. The food was great, the people were nice, the places were visually pleasing, and there was art everywhere.


Just some great random art

These chips nearly undid me. They were kettle chips with blue cheese melted on top along with tomatoes and other delicious things. They went quickly!

Trying to walk off our meal, we stumbled upon an ivy covered building. Couldn’t pass up an opportunity to enjoy some nice sites with nice weather and bonding time.

I even overlooked my fear of heights on the plane right back to enjoy some epic clouds and a rosy sunset.

It was a much needed trip, even though it was super short.

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Magical Moments

Hey all!

I’ve been doing that thing I’ve been talking about…illustrating!!! Finally. What took me so long?

Working it in those sun glass spectacles

Anyways, you should check it out and let me know what you think. Also, visit my professional website to see some more work I’ve been working on. Watch out for upcoming updates! They might be funky fresh.

Professional, or as close as it gets: katiegoodrich.com

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Yesterday, Nick and I went to the Dallas Arboretum with family and saw beautiful flowers, fantastic sculptures by Chihuly, and enjoyed surprisingly pleasant weather.

Here are some of the things we got to enjoy!

I love glass art. I got to sit in on a glass blowing class while in college. I have the upmost respect for anyone who works with glass as a medium. It is amazingly difficult looking, but so unique and georgous.

I love the tall yellow one.

The flowers were of course, bright and colorful and great. It was an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday in Texas before the true heat rolls in.

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Art Scene: Chicago

During our Chicago visit, we took Monday as a “see as much as you possibly can in one day and walk until you fall over” kind of day. We accomplished both.

We got on the train to go into town at way too early in the morning. Nick just started walking, and I, being shorter and not having as long legs, did my best to keep up. We enjoyed the amazing architecture of the city, and the random odd art pieces here and there.┬áIt was a little wet, but didn’t rain on us until a few hours later.

Art on the side of a building? Sure!

No idea. But I like it.

I got to see the Bean! It was oddly impressive and very cool to walk around and under.

Just messing around.

Just doing the Randal walk.

Right before it started to rain, we opened up the Art Institute and I lost my mind. Basically everything I studied in my Art History classes was on display. I was like a kid in a candy shop. Nick and I did our best to see everything, but the Institute is like a small town. You could practically live in there. I’ll be visiting again, trust me.

Love Barbara Kruger

Georgia O’Keeffe

Nick enjoying some good old Salvador Dali

I love seeing art in real life. I love the history of it and the stories it tells. I do not like being serious when I’m looking at art; being all dead face. I’m just not a serious person. I like to enjoy it, interact with it, make it part of my day. Nick has brought that out in me. When I’m not making certain he isn’t touching the art, I’m enjoying listening to stories he makes up about art pieces. How they interact with other pieces in the building, what other pieces they have been fighting with, what shenanigans they have been getting into. That boy has the best imagination.

Lol. Kitty

Why so sad American Gothic?

Don’t Blink!

Listening to Van Gogh’s stories. Waiting for Doctor Who to arrive with Bill Nighy.

It was an amazing blur of talent and history and sore feet. I can’t wait to go back and spend a few days in there…maybe they would let us camp out in the sculpture garden? Probably not, anyways all those statues freak me out after having a few Doctor Who marathons. Yikes!

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Inspirational Awakenings: Line Work

The Devil is in the Details.

WRONG! Only awesome things are in the details. Probably stuff like frozen yogurt, string cheese, kittens, and sunflowers. I love work that has a ton of detail; line work, textures, illustrations. It adds so much depth and personality to a piece. Want to turn a doodle into a character design? Line work. Need that water painting to pop off the page? Hit it up with some Indian Ink. Here is a collection of Internet findings that have grabbed my attention and stolen my eyes lately.

Hopefully soon, all this inspiring work from other artists will switch my art gear from meh to YEA!

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Poster in Action

Last weekend, Nick’s band played at a venue in Fort Worth. I spent the day there with my friend Mel as she photographed our friend Rachel. Mel is an up and coming photog….so watch out! That night, we watched the band play and ate delicious pizza.

That day, as we wandered around Fort Worth, I happened upon a quite familiar poster.

My husband had been wandering around Fort Worth, posting these up. It just feels good to see your own work out and about and not just on your computer screen or in your own home. Feels a little legit!

All in all, it was a wonderful and productive day of exploring and eating.

Been sitting on a new poster design that I really should be starting, I’m just letting it marinate for now. Stay tuned for news on my green thumb and some new additions to our little family!

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