Throwback to the the beginning of May! My mom and her friend Nikki, the owners of Green Chicks Studios, came to Milwaukee for the Mitchell Dome's "Art in the Green" show. They create sculptures out of recyclables and can make anything you can imagine! If they don't already have it available, you can make custom requests on their website.
I spent most of the weekend with them at the show as a mini getaway from end of semester finals. I only had one exam left to take at the time, so I brought my biology notes with and studied intermittently. I took plenty of walks through the domes, and the photos below are from the desert dome. I'm always tickled by the "Old Man Cactus" shown on the right.
My favorite part of the desert dome has always been the "Living Stones" that are part of the genus Lithops. They are a type of succulent that can actually be grown at home! I've been growing a bunch of succulents lately and I'll have to see if I can add them to my collection.
Ryan stopped by to greet my mom and take a look at all the art. Then we made some loops through the domes before he had to return to campus. He convinced me to do some yoga poses in the show dome. I like the idea of breaking out into yoga no matter where I am, I just feel embarrassed doing while there are other human beings around.
Scenes from the tropical dome. There are lots of interesting fruits to learn about and I enjoy viewing the fairy garden. I used to make fairy gardens as a child out of tree stumps. I would hollow them out to make a shelter and then find rocks, leaves, twigs, and walnut shells to make them a bed, kitchen, and appliances! If I was lucky I could find some moss and make them a little backyard as well. My mom once placed a statue inside one of my fairy houses that got me super hyped because I thought someone had actually moved in.
I love this woman to pieces. She is super talented and one of the hardest working people I know! Mom told me this would probably be her last year at the domes, so we enjoyed the time while it lasted. She and Nikki have bigger plans for next year!
As an end-of-the-year treat, mom and Nikki took me, Ryan, and my two roommates to the Comedy Sportz club. It was censored for the children in the audience so they dialed the jokes down, but it was a good time nonetheless. If you are in the area and interested in the Mitchell Domes, check them out sooner rather than later because they might not be open much longer. They're experiencing a lack of funding and may close them down. There is a movement throughout the city to "Save the Domes" and we'll just have to wait and see what happens!
Hi my name is Emilee and these are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!