When I showed you all the street art I saw in Valencia I told you I would tell you about the rest of that day some other time. I’m gonna be honest with you – I forgot about that. But then I remembered, so it’s all good. So time to look at our visit to the botanical garden in Valencia.
Jardí Botanic is located right outside the old wall that used to protect the center of the city, and we walked to the garden from our tour through Carmen. The wall was pretty epic and impossible to take pictures of. :(The special thing about this garden is that it’s the home of a bunch of stray cats, and there are apparently people taking care of them and feeding them. <3 Cats and plants, like too good to be true. It was hard to take pictures of the place as the trees were GIGANTIC, but the air felt so fresh and it was absolutely wonderful to walk around in the garden and just breathe. And look at the fish.I only really started taking pictures when we got to the area for cacti. <3It was so cool. And these fuzzy ones looked amazing in the sun.But most of all I just love that cacti are so graphical. Like look at this! So great.But I know, you’re all wondering the same thing, where are all the cats?!?! I wondered the same thing, as we only got to see this ONE cat. It was a national holiday in Spain that day though so there were a lot of people, and our theory was that the cats just stayed the hell away from the children running around and stuff, haha. My mother and sister visited this place last year and saw like fifty cats just chilling, so I’m excited about visiting again a day with less people and look at all the kitties.
So, lately I’ve been finding so many things online that I really really want, and my wishlist-board on Pinterest is filling up quickly. Oh and also it’s Christmas in A MONTH. So this post seems fitting.
I honestly don’t know where time went because I don’t feel like I’m prepared for Christmas at all, but I have actually started buying gifts so I guess it’s alright. I just feel like I’m behind on planning my decorations, haha.
Aaaaaanyway, here are a few things that I would like to find under my tree this year. (Some of them are like actual reasonable wishes and then some of them are just dreams but JUST LET ME DREAM OK?!)
Click the images to get to the source and stuff. This Blueoxy dress found on Dezzal.A Paper and wood light. The bird is made by hand from paper. <3
The Creativity Challenge by Tanner Christensen from creativesomething.net (= my fav blog about creativity). “150 unique creative challenges to help you design, experiment, test, innovate, build, create, inspire, and unleash your creative genius.”
This blue velvet chesterfield sofa from Anthropologie. MY GOD IT’S PRETTY. Also I don’t need a sofa. But I want this one anyway.I’m currently very happy with my glasses, but I’ve completely fallen in love with these! If I needed new ones now, I’d definitely buy these.Some Super Sculpey to make cute little animals out of!
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette of eyeshadows. Really digging matte shades right now but I don’t have that many! The only tricky part with buying eyeshadows for me is that most of them sting my eyes, so if anyone has any recommendations for eyeshadows for sensitive eyes I’m all ears!These opal rings from Etsy-shop TUMBLEANDROSE. I never really use rings though so that might be pointless. BUT LOOK AT THE PRETTY. A Fjällräven Kånken that fits my gigantic laptop, so the 17 inch one. In Blue or Frost Green/Peach Pink.2017 Moon Phases Calendar from Moorea Seal! In Silver and Black!These Young Moon Studs also from Moorea Seal. And lastly this amazing pin from the Etsy-shop Punkypins.
So I went to Valencia, Spain again! It’s such a wonderful city and it was wonderful going there. Mostly because it was rainy and/or SNOWY at home and I was just chilling in summer dresses and sunglasses being cool af.
I didn’t take LOADS of pictures, mostly I took pictures when we went to check out some of all the street art in the part of the city that’s called Carmen. Oh and the pictures above, which are from the street our apartment is at! (If you didn’t know my family recently bought an apartment in Valencia!)
I love this street so much – and the apartment – and feel super at home in this place. At one end of the little street we live in is Mercadona = regular food store only they have AMAZING food because SPAIN. Honestly, the shrimps we’ve bought in that store. And also they have my favourite ice cream in the world (mint ice cream with chocolate chunks) and AMAZING caramellised popcorn which I never thought I would like but they’re sooo good.
At the other end of the street is Rausell = the best thing ever because it’s a WONDERFUL takeaway place that has 1. tapas 2. the best tapas 3. cheap tapas. MMMMMMMmMMmMMmm. Okay you all need to go to Valencia just for the food. But anyway, I promised you street art, not foodie rambling. So we went to Carmen to a plaza where this gigantic mural is to start our street art journey!
Literally like turning around from that we could see these two.
Also they have balconies filled with plants. Plants we have inside in Sweden… :(
Cute. There’s one artist in Valencia that goes around putting up these cat stickers around town. SO CUTE.
That street also had these two right next to each other! And then flowers + graffiti.
These two are by the same artist (Julieta)! There are also pretty decorations on like flower pots and walls put up to show what the renovation will result in.And more cats! The right one looks so sad as it has no ears and is all greyed out. </3We had then walked in a cirle and found the funky flying cars again. After this we started walking toward our next goal of the day – the botanical garden!
But the street art continued to pop up on our way there. It’s so much fun!!! I want street art here. :'(
And that was it for this time! Next time we’ll take a little look at the botanical garden!
Things are happening. I’m so insanely focused on my art right now, and honestly it’s just so amazing. AND ALSO it’s paying off!!
A page called Higher Perspective contacted me a while back and asked me if they could make a video based on my Bored Panda-post. And I was like HELL YEAH because they for realsies have 5 MILLION+ followers.
So yeah, that happened. Almost 80 000 views as I’m writing this. Insane.
And I’ve become obsessed with pink and purple. Like I’ve never really liked those colours, but making these abstract artworks has made me completely obsessed. Like pastel pink. <3 Opals. <3 Clouds. <3 I even made a Pinterest-board with my new ~aesthethic~ haha. I’m so basic.
And other than that I went to Valencia again for a week. It was amazing and like 24 C outside and then I came home and there’s basically a SNOWSTORM wth. But I’m not too mad about it as it got me super hyped about CHRISTMAS!!! I’m gonna show you some pictures from Valencia soon too. We went to see a lot of street art which was super cool!
I don’t know really what kind of a random update this is but I just wanted to say hi. So now I have.