Swimming in color

Even though I didn’t spend a lot of time in my tent at Burning Man, I did spend some time setting it up.

The outside of my tent had my bins organized by category and contents.

tentI later added a shade structure (don’t mind the ass shot)…

tent and tarpThe inside of my tent was decorated in purple and black.

IMG_7514But I’m not feeling purple and black linens for this trip.

I’m feeling COLORS!

colorsAnd even though the theme for Burning Man 2016 is Da Vinci’s Workshop, I’m going to go with my desire and splash a little Indian style all over my tent.

Some of the things I’ve been eyeballing:

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 I also have strings of lights to hang outside the tent along the shade structure to make the area look more festive.

So. Much. Fun.

Decorating Pete

So since all my plans to bring Dolly to the playa have been cancelled, I’m taking Pete – my friend Tejas’ 10′ x 14′ two room tent.

Pete will need some decorating in order to cheer me up from my funk over not taking Dolly, when I had excellent decoration plans for her.

Pete, though sturdy and comfortable, is not very flamboyant or fun, as is.  So Pete is getting a makeover.

Feel free to comment, if you have ideas.

First of all, Pete is getting decorated with fairy lights.  See those external poles?  Well they’re going to get decked out like a fucking Christmas tree with them, in blue, green, and purple.

Just because those are my favorite colors, I decided to run with them.

I will also have a 20′ x 20′ silver canopy over Pete, giving us shade and respite from the heat, however small.

See?  Quite boring.  But when I jazz it up with 12 paper lanterns (which have battery powered lights), and some festive pennant banners, it starts to look a little more cheery.


And of course, the inside of my tent needs a little love too.  I’ve decided that I’m going to start by decorating Pete’s ceiling with a disco ball and some white fairy lights.  Flip on the switch for the lights, give the ball a twist and voila!  Instant disco party fever.

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Yeah, I can feel the magic starting to happen.  Pete’s going to be a little love tent, that’s for sure!

Bow chicka wow wow…