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Today’s Art

Mermaid on Red Rock with Flag by Delaney
Cute Multimedia Mosaic I Saw In A Coffeeshop That Reminded Me of My Friend, Cathi, by Artist Unknown




Tonight we went with one childhood friend and her son to see the art of another childhood friend and her fellow Atelier students. They have been studying under a master teaching artist full-time since September. It was the school’s Spring opening, and also included the work of some established artists. The school is in the same building that used to house the middle school I attended. I hadn’t been back to it since 8th grade.  The kids were most impressed with the snacks.20140509-203959.jpg

Above Base


We took a little field trip today, because we got to do a Video Teleconference with JJ. It lasted for 15 minutes, but we lost connection in the middle of it – apparently that had been happening every 40 minutes or so for the families who had signed up to mega-skype with their sailor. We had to go north of Everett to the “Navy Support Complex” to do it. Besides a sleepy NEX (military department store), there’s not much there. So on the way home we Yelped “lunch” in Everett and found a great sandwich place in a beautiful neighborhood up the hill from the base. 20130723-153400.jpg

A block or two away we found Grand Avenue Park, which overlooks this fantastic view, including the pier the ship will eventually dock at. In the center was this neat mosaic compass rose, commemorating an Everett City Planner who died young in 2006. There was also a memorial to longtime senator, Henry “Scoop” Jackson, who lived right across the street.20130723-185641.jpg

I was reminded of trips to Washington D.C. when I heard, “mom, take my picture in front of it!” 20130723-185655.jpg






20121115-121938.jpgCan you discern the self-portrait in one of these? It’s not my “self”. Here’s an example of what happens when my phone is left unattended in the presence of children, who should otherwise be eating their breakfast: art!

All photos taken with Hipstamatic, apparently.

Tastefully Done


These ladies came to town for the Boardwalk Art Show. They were accompanied by a sundry cast of characters. There was definitely something for every taste. I edited, mostly cropping and brightening, in Snapseed. Alas, there’s no app for tastefulness. Fortunately, this was not required for the subjects in the last photo.