Blog on Pause: August 29 – September 6th

Alright everyone, it’s about time I remind you once again that I’m taking off to Burning Man next week and won’t be able to blog until September 7th!
And since, as you all know, this is a one woman show, nobody will be around to blog for y’all. I’m just as bummed as you are about it, don’t worry.
But, on the bright side of things, I will be exposing myself to some of the best installation art that the world has to offer at this time. Burning Man is a week long experimental temporary community in the middle of nowhere that features some of the top design and art projects of today. About half a million from all over the world attend this week-long event. To be honest, I feel uncomfortable describing and attempting to explain what it is you you because this will be my first time going and I have no idea what to really expect. So, if you are interested in knowing more, please visit the website.
So, even though I won’t be able to blog (since we are seriously in the middle of nowhere), this can only mean good things for the community as I will bring these experiences back with me and can only image the amount of inspiration I will be finding out here. This inspiration will then just get flooded into the CVAS blog and fed to you as food for thought and inspiration.
As you might be able to imagine, I am very excited! I have been wanting to go for years and finally grew the balls to do so.
As I said, about a 1/2 million people go to this, but here are just a few pictures that I found on the Internet that might best give you an idea of what’s in store for me. Again, go on the Burning Man website, search Google images, and spend hours on youtube looking this festival up if you haven’t already. That way, maybe you’ll wanna come with me next year. Hehe…
For all you who are community organizers, make sure to send me your event flyers and information NOW before I leave! Send all information to:
Look at the point “A” on the map. That’s where this all takes place.
Crazy, right?!? Told ya I was gonna be in the middle of nowhere.  And yeah, that’s Reno, about 3 hours away from my destination point.  =-/
Ariel view of the temporary community that we will be living in for a week!!
Yes, this means living in a tent for a week.
Check out some of these AMAZING structures that are man made.
Keep in mind, everything is temporary and only out there for a week.
At the end of the week, everything is burned in a big burning ceremony.
There are soooo many of these everywhere, this is just another I found that I thought you might like.

Another feature I am really looking forward to beyond the immaculate structures are these pretty nifty “Art Cars”. The only cars allowed to drive on the playa have to be artistically inclined. They even have their own DMV that approves your car of it’s artistic worthy. That’s rad. Everyone else gets around on bikes.
This one is sooo bad ass!
I guess some get around on made made horses??? Guess I have to see that in person…

Looking forward to posing in that.

At night the playa becomes a wild place. As you can imagine!

On the very last night of the festival everything goes up in flames as nothing can be left behind.

Of course, this is only a tid bit of information… make sure you read all the details: