This week I had the chance to go to the Polaroid Museum at the Linq. A while back ago I had mentioned to Scott that this would make a great date. His enthusiasm didn't really match mine so I was excited when I learned that this would be the spot for our second Art Group outing. While I don't always "get" the who/what/why behind art, photography is right up my alley!
We showed up and had a docent take us down a Polaroid memory lane.
I loved this instagram color collage. I guess you could call instagram the new era of instant photography. And did you know that the instagram logo is patterned after the 1977 Polaroid camera?
After the tour we went downstairs to the store and took a seat at the Fotobar to print our own instagram images. It was really easy to get connected with your instagram account. The hard part was scrolling through all my images and trying to pick just a few!
They print your photos right there in the store with a Polaroid style frame and I love the material - it is a super thick chipboard/cardstock. What I also loved was this shadowbox below. I can totally see this in my home -- an ever rotating display of favorite seasonal instagram pictures. (The photos attach to the shadowbox with magnets.)
These art outings have been a great opportunity to see some new & different & interesting parts of town. And in addition to that I've been able to meet some new & interesting people. The organizer of the group has a wide net of friends and connections that she invites each month. And even though I show up only knowing 2 people, it has always been so nice to chat with people about their lives, what they do, their interests, etc. A budding photographer, a pro graphic designer, a high school English teacher, and so many moms with littles at home including the mom with a 10 week old baby who decided she needed to pump and get out for a couple hours!
I'm grateful for things like this -- a chance to get out, experience new things, break out of a comfort zone, feel enriched, and of course, end with a cupcake.