24 Hours in L.A.

On Friday afternoon I left for L.A., and I was back by Saturday afternoon! I really wanted to go to the opening for Sweet Tooth, but Hairy was out of town, Manda was out of town, and my relatives were visiting my parents’ house, so they could only watch my dogs for one night anyway. It seemed kind of silly to pop in and out like that, but I thought it would be worth it to support the show and also meet the people who were throwing it. I’m glad I went!

There were a couple little things that seemed like SIGNS, like BAD OMENS, so I am glad nothing actually really super bad happened!

1) I accidentally booked a smoking room, and when I called to see if they had any more non-smoking, they said  no 🙁

2) I didn’t realize that a cab from LAX to my hotel would be $70.oo. Good to know for next time!

3) When I opened up my suitcase, a can of Pringles had exploded all over the inside. Getting out all the magical Pringles dust was one thing, but…..they had also left PRINGLES OIL STAINS on the suitcase liner. I had borrowed this little suitcase from my mom, so, that wasn’t cool!

4) When I opened up my toiletry bag, my Demeter Coconut Spray had leaked all over EVERYTHING. Luckily, it was not sticky or gooey, and I like the smell of coconuts anyway, but I definitely just left the bottle there to avoid any future worse mishaps.

5) I had somehow forgotten to pack my outfit for the night AND my pj’s! So I just kept on my crinkly airplane outfit and then slept in my shirt for the next day.

I know these are not big ordeals, but I just usually don’t experience all these weird little travel blips!

Anyway, Nellie and Kevin were nice enough to pick me up, and we all went to Backside together. It was PACKED!! Like super-duper packed! When I got there, the koala piece had already sold, and as I was approaching, someone told me that she had just sold a second piece. YAY! I also saw someone wearing one of my cupcake slouchy hats when I got in there, and as it turned out, she had also purchased the Strawberry Bunny painting.

Dramatic lighting!

Adrienne! I’m going to adopt her. Hope she doesn’t mind.

Benjie, who organized the show. Nicest dude EVER!

Quick snap of the crowd.

Fun ice creams painting by Bobby Hundreds,  inspired by those cylindrical ice cream scoops from Thrifty’s!

I was really excited to see this embroidery art by C. Ann (I think that’s who it was…?)

It was getting really hot inside, and my sweat moustache was in full bloom, so we headed outside to get some air. I got to meet Ducky, Benjie’s lady, who I think was the one who told him about my work in the first place!

On Instagram, I jokingly called this photo Family Reunion! It’s actually me with Mighty June and Nat Sin.

I wanted to show you guys a better shot of my hair bow! It’s super cute and made by SparkleGalaxy. Okay, on second thought, that is not a great photo of the bow at all. Next time next time!

After hanging out at the show, Nellie and Kevin and I went to eat dinner. But that photos is going to be saved for IEatYuckyStuff

The next day, I packed up my bags and had lunch with my business partner at Brite Spot. On the way to the airport, he had to go pee, so we stopped at his house, which was a very cute little gnome house covered in flowers and greenery, and the woman who was his downstairs neighbor had BUNNIES on her patio! HELLO, BUNNIES!!!

Now I gotta whip up some cupcake hats to fill orders, and also bust out some goodies for Halloween! Think CANDY. LOTS OF CANDY.

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15 Replies to “24 Hours in L.A.”

  1. Yikes with all the travel hiccups lol i saw the instagram posts :/ but the show looked fabutastic – I loved seeing all the art- – thank you for sharing! Im stoked about your Halloween goodies! YAY!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I wish I could have taken better photos of more art, but I was either too squished up against a piece, or too far away! hehe. A guy dressed as an ice cream cone was walking around with a fancy camera snapping photos for the Hundreds blog, so hopefully they will post some of those!

  2. claire says:

    The show looks fun!
    I love that embroidery piece!
    Looking forward to seeing all your Halloween creations!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thanks, Claire!
      It was a fun show! I think they were also serving alcoholic chocolate milk shakes at the bar hehehe but I didn’t really check it out.

  3. Kelsea Echo says:

    Hah, I have that exact same bow without the crystals!! It is so comfy and adorable. =)

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      It is, like, squishy and edible!

  4. Yasmine says:

    Congrats! Im so happy your paintings sold but I knew they would sell like hot cakes. I only wish I coulda got my hands on one!! Can’t wait to see what halloween brings!!
    xx Yasmine

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Well, two were still unsold as far as I know. I’ll definitely let you guys know if any remain and if I list them on Etsy 🙂

  5. I love your crochet paintings! And they look fantastic displayed together – have you thought about putting together an exhibition? (though your pieces keep getting sold, haa!)

  6. Sue says:

    Great stuff, I always want to steal your ideas.
    ps A couple of your travel hiccups would be fixed by ziploc bags, we always put everything that might leak or open in sealed bags and then throw in a package of ziplocs in case we need them on the return.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hi hi! Well, the coconut spray was in a Ziploc bag with other things. I don’t think I want to have to put every single liquid in its own separate bag. That’s a lot of bags! heheh.

  7. Ellie says:

    Hi! Super-excited about the halloween goodies! Have you thought about a giveaway? Thanks xoxoxoxo

  8. C.Ann says:

    Twinkie Chan, You are correct! The embroidery was done by me: C.Ann:) Thank you so much for featuring my art piece<3 It was a pleasure to be apart of such an amazing art show with you.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I was soooooo thrilled to see another medium up there!! YAY!!! Do you normally do lots of embroidery?

  9. C.Ann says:

    Thank you!! When Benjie told me you were going to feature some art I was super excited. The embroidery is something new i’ve been trying but i am obsessed with any kind of needle work, I usually crochet and LOVE needle felting.

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