Saturday, April 4, 2015

Artsy Kids!!!

We did the B-Town Beat, our local art walk, and Yon Flora, of ReTreasure and I partnered up so the kids in our fair city, could have a go at the Spin Art Spinner I made. Here is what the amazing kids came up with:

I think the kids all had fun making little works of art. I know I did!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Alien Invasion

Crazy Alien drivers!
The Men and Women in Black- my town of Burien was invaded by Aliens!!! Burien holds an annual UFO Festival every year, since B-Town Blog and Emmy winner Scott Schaefer, released a movie, The Maury Island Incident ,  chronicling a UFO incident right here in Burien! Every year Aliens and Spacecraft invade area 152 ( SW 152nd Street, Burien's Main Drag) for an evening of alien merry making, all the time watching out for the MIB. It featured a costume contest, A tribute to Spock (complete with a dance mob) a 5minute Film short festival (locals made 5 minute movies). It is always a great time.

A certain Cephlapodian visitor enjoys his time at the festival!(Picture by Crystal D. German)
A star fleet officer driving thorugh town!
A traditional Vulcan  dance mob (photo by Kellie Andersen Bassen)
RIP Mr. Spock... Live Long and prosper! (Photo by Kellie Andersen Bassen) 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spin Art!

Another retirement project I have completed is a spin art machine. I pretty much followed these instructions I found on YouTube.

Anyway I constructed the machine. Then I experimented using different papers. I found that card stock worked best, but standard paper  like the kind used in a printer works fine also. When you get the machine done, the results are something like this:
The only plans I have right now for this is a booth at The B-Town Beat, our local art walk, partnered with ReTreasure, a local store that specializes in Re-purposed art, or rather art that reuses things people throw away. Anyway should be fun for kids of all ages to make an art masterpiece!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Zen and the Art of Peace

One thing I am doing in retirement is making some yard sculptures out of concrete. I call this one Zen and the Art of Peace (Named by my friend Andrea Reay)
Zen an the Art of Peace
I recently donated it to the Discover Burien organization sell at a silent auction to raise funds! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sign this petition!

I came across this today. This has got to be one of the most disturbing sites I have ever seen on Facebook. Please sign this petition! Close Master The Art Of Cat Cooking's Page Petition | GoPetition

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Start the first with a last....

Well here it is another years. This one, bound to be a bit different than others. 2015! THe Year I retire, the year of some changes. The year to let my hair down so to speak.

JANUARY 2015- the 30th will be  my  last day to work for the Boeing Company, and while it has been an emotional filled train ride in this JET factory, it will be one of those "what now?" moments for me. I have never much lived life to a plan, much less one that will derail my income by over half. But, since I feel that after 30 years with one company one should get to do what one wants, I am retiring. Just days away! I will miss al the people I work with and the comraderie,  with it. It is time for me to have ... well time! I will for the first time be able to be home for the pups, which will be a first. And time to do the little things I think about like volunteering for the local animal shelter, and the local arts scene.

So while I am retiring work, I am not retiring life. Not just yet... anyway!

Monday, December 29, 2014

How to make a Soup Can Safe

Came across this on the internet... great little item to hide your valubles or the chocolate from other household members