Monday, February 19, 2018

Flowers of The Thai Temple

During another trip to Wat Mongkolratanaram, the Buddhist Thai Temple of Tampa, I was able to catch these lovely shots of blooming flowers.

















Sunday, February 11, 2018

DRIP’s Final Show on International Drive

Saturday, January 27th was DRIP’s final show on International Drive. As we look ahead and focus on new projects I can’t help but see how far we have already come. We spent five years creating a stunning show and forging unique friendships. Our last show was full of amazing people who helped us materialize this colorful dream. I can’t wait to see where we go from here.


Stephanie, playing Yellow, setting up the jean drops.


Sam, playing Red, mixing paint.


Mariko, playing Blue, putting some finishing touches on the paint shower.


The Paint Station.


The beautiful mess that comes from mixing the colors before the show.


Catching Mariko while she gets ready. 


Myself with Mandy and Megan, who multitask as crew and bartenders.


Chris the drummer.


Myself with Lou the bass player and Sarah the bartender.


The cast list for the final show.


My “before” picture.


Doug, DRIP’s biggest fan, made it to the show from out of town and surprised me with flowers!


Doug waiting with crew member Kam in the hallway before the start of the show. 


Current and former cast members Justin, Amber, David, Mandy, and Sarah eagerly watching the show.


Yellow’s entrance during Exchange.


The Band.


Lou.


Yellow’s big moment.



Doug’s lovely speech to Mariko.


Lou, myself, original cast member Jessie, and guitarist Micah factiming Jessie’s boyfriend Dakota.


Jessie and Justin.


Enthusiastic guests dancing on the Paint Sation.


Mariko and Justin F. dancing in the Paint Shower.


My “after” picture.


Me and Justin.


Mariko and Mandy creating a custom DRIP shirt.


Jessie and myself, 3:00am after party at Denny’s.


Justin.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

I had wanted to go to the Scottish Highland Games for years. It was an especially nice treat after an emotional week. My sister Jenny joined me and we spent the day outdoors in perfect weather enjoying all the sights and events the day had to offer. 



Taking in the wonderful view and lively music. 







This fearlessly enthusiastic little boy was overjoyed to meet the horses.



Jenny and the Steampunk Scotsman.


We met a man named Dennis while we were in line for fish and chips. He actually plays Santa during the holidays. We jokingly asked him why we never got the pony that we had asked for years ago. He laughed and said “everyone always leaves cookies out but I prefer lasagna!”



Children enjoying rolling down the hill. 


These children were captivated by this little scottish terrier pulled by a remote controlled toy car.