Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month and COTA Class

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month?
Check out this link below to learn more:

Our COTA Class has been spreading goodness throughout this year in many different forms. This is one of them...we have left goodness on cars in all of our parking lots...

Here are a few other links to learn more:

Check out other wellness / mindfulness that this class has shared this year:

This was a delight to see on our campus on Monday morning!
Spreading the word via (art)

How did we make the colored paper for the hearts?
Use left over watercolor and salt...let dry then we all practiced our cutting skills with scissors.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Candytopia is Candyliscious!

What is Candytopia? 

Here’s what the Candytopia website Candytopia! says:

What if an eccentric chocolatier and a daredevil pop star had a whirlwind romance, got married while skydiving, and had a glamorous, glittering love child who grew up to rule a small nation?  Welcome to Candytopia, where colossal candyfloss constructions meld with a tantalizing taffy twistedness!
Explore our sprawling sanctuary of confectionary bliss, tastefully curated by Hollywood Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin, realized by master fabricator Zac Hartog, and brought to life by life-long retailer, John Goodman. This four-month interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of our favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. Bring your family, your friends, and your sweet tooth for an experience like none other!
If you ever dreamed of nibbling your way through Candyland or scoring a Golden Ticket, you’ve come to the right place. Treat yourself to Candytopia, and let your tastebuds and your imagination soar!

Here's what I say:

Last week, I went to Candytopia with my friends!  Boy, was it sweet!  I had not heard of Candytopia, but I am glad my friend had.  She secured tickets for exactly 11:45 AM on a Monday.  We headed to Atlanta.  When we arrived slightly early, the Candytopia folks said, "No entry until 11:45 AM".  We wasted a little time at Target and then, headed back to Candytopia.

There were lots of excited Candytopia workers that met us at the front door.  Once they gave a basic introduction to Candytopia, we were on our own.

Have a look at what all we discovered!

Cool Swings!

I love how they give the Candy Facts for the sculptures!

The color in this place was AMAZING!

Have a look at the Art Candy at Candytopia!

Wearable Arm Candy Gone Bye-Bye!

The Candy Thinker...

Here's the real thinker at THE MUSÉE RODIN in Paris!

Like Pixie Sticks?  Here is a big chest of them just for you!

There were lots of photo ops along the way!  You had to give Candytopia your email and they would email the photos to you!

I just love Boomerang!

Lots of Confetti in the Pig Room!  They even have blowers to blow confetti off your body on the way to the next room. 

A little chalk art drawing time!

Another Photo by Candytopia!

In this photo, the wheel spun!  I am not a fan of spinning things!  Carsick, City!


The Sphinx in Egypt:

Candytopia Sphinx with Knonny in Atlanta!

Emoji boy!

Love this funny pose!  Crazy Knonny!

Finally, the Marshmallow Room!  This was so cool!  
Look at Knonny's slow jump into the big pile of Marshmallows!

I still have confetti in my hair from the pig's booty!

A tribute to the great state of GEORGIA by Candytopia!

Folks, Candytopia was worth the bucks!  It was fun for adults and kids!  The colors were amazing.  No filters needed because of such amazing lighting in the exhibit.  My favorite was the candy that was made into art!  Also, I did not mind getting lots of free candy in each room!

It Candytopia is near you, mosey on over and have a look!  It is a sweet treat!  I promise!

Here's Iggy Pop and Kate Pierson (B-52s) singing....Candy!


Thursday, April 25, 2019

COTA Class And A Photo Backdrop For Maclay Morning With Moms

"COTA," or Community Outreach Through The Arts challenges students to examine their community and its needs, then address those needs through arts initiatives. Students will collaborate to create art projects that directly and positively impact both the Maclay and Tallahassee communities. This class seeks to ingrain a spirit of service and empathy fitting of a Maclay Maraurder. It will be a chance to make a creative and artist impact on the community and have fun while doing it.

Our class has reached out and helped many different facets throughout the year. This time it was for MPO in LS for their Morning with Moms. We created a photo booth back drop. Check it out!

We do love some of the traditions here at Maclay... Take a look on the video clips below!

This was amazing. Such a fabulous event check it out for our Veterans!

A snip it if you will of our Maclay Middle School

Sean Hayes makes me laugh ERRRRRY Time I hear this!
To all the Moms whether it is at Morning with Moms or just a shout out for all you for not only for your families but for everyone else you take care of....we appreciate it!