I posted a video update yesterday. Just a few thoughts about who we are as a country. 

Cascadia Art Museum is hosting their first holiday weekend this weekend, with events starting this evening. Looks like a lot of fun!

 

First Annual Holiday Weekend

Thursday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 6

Join us for our very first holiday weekend, packed with deals and events for the whole family!

  • Enjoy a 10% discount for non-members in the museum store these four days only!  Members receive a 20% discount!
  • Thursday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – 2 Hour Adult (11 and older) card making workshop with local artist Angela Bandurka.  Reservations are required.  Details below.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Free drop-in family card making workshop with Mona Fairbanks and April Richardson.  Details below.
  • Sunday at 1 p.m. – Weekly walk and talk with our curator David Martin, on the Vintage Christmas Card Show
  • Sunday at 3 p.m. – Slide show history of the Northwest Watercolor society led by David Martin.  Details below.
The Edmonds Christmas Trolley runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, offering free rides!
Free Cascadia Art Museum Tote Bag with a purchase of $100 or more!
Thursday, December 3, 2:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cascadia Art Museum Multi-purpose Education Room
Adult (11 and older) card-making class with Angela Bandurka as she guides students through the process of painting an ornament with acrylic paint on watercolor paper as a holiday card for single use or multiple reproductions, or, as a framed work.
Cost: $10. Supplies provided. Museum admission not included.  30 participant maximum.  Reservations are required by contacting Tara Shadduck atadmin@cascadiaartmuseum.org.

Saturday, December 5, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cascadia Art Museum Multi-purpose Education Room
Family drop-in card-making class with art educators Mona Fairbanks and April Richardson as they guide instruction on two card making genres: watercolor stamp making with pen work, and, small run, native plant printmaking on a portable printing press.
Cost: Free with Museum admission. Supplies provided. (Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.)

Sunday, December 6, 3 p.m. Cascadia Art Museum Multi-purpose Education Room
Curator David Martin will lead a slide show lecture on the history of the Northwest Watercolor society.  Cost is $5 for the public, members may attend for free.  Seating is limited, so it will be first come, first served.

This email came through recently. As I love artisanal stuff, and the vibe of farmer’s markets, this looks like a great deal of holiday fun.

 

December 5th Everett Holiday on the Bay

 

 

Boats on Parade at the Port of Everett 6pm on Saturday December 5th

2015 Everett Farmers Market: Holiday Craft Fair

 

December 5th from 12 NOON to 6:30pm plan to shop local and support some of the many Vendors you have visited during the 2015 Everett Farmers Markets season.

 

Everett Farmers Market will have 33 Vendors in the Waterfront Center 1205 Craftsman Way. click here to see map for directions.

 

Plan to do your holiday shopping with local business.  Click the link below to see who will be at Holiday on the BayMake your list today!

See Vendors at the Holiday on the Bay click here

Print your Schedule of the day click here

 

 

Into the oblivion
Plunge headlong
For the perceived
Safety of stillness
Lays destruction

Ah, very wise words; ones which I should embrace as deeply as I can. Often, I’m absorbed into the trap of comparison, and lose sight of “enough”. Losing sight of MY goals and dreams.

This also reinforces the importance of having your own goals and dreams. Vision gives you something to focus on, pulling you forward. That’s critical to avoiding a self-pitying spiral of misery.

I’ve been neglecting this page for some time, as I ran off to other projects. However, there are things I really like about the community that is WordPress, and the hosted sites. This is a great community that’s quite easy to engage with. So, I’m back to loading content here. I’m looking forward to seeing where this leads.

School breaks close upon me, causing me to wonder: what shall we do with this gift? Trails to bike and hike, beaches to gaze out from, museums, festivals…so very much to consider.

This year I plan to, well, plan better. Instead of, in September, wondering about all the stuff undone. I’m starting a list, but am not sure what shall end up on it just yet. Here’s where my brain is now:

The Hibulb Cultural Center on the Tulalip reservation. Nearby, yet I’ve never visited there.

Seattle Center cultural events. Always something interesting going on.

More hikes! Just some day hikes. More fleshing out needs to be done.

Mountain bike trails. More research needed, but I’d like to include Steven’s Pass’ Bike Park and the Burlington indoor park.

The basics of a start. We’ll have fun enriching this list. Let me know your ideas.

Very, very cool.

Recently, I decided to host this site on my own servers. In that process, I thought I ported the whole thing over to NotJustSeattle.com. However, something broke in that process and I see this site remains, and is independent of my main site. With that, going forward, I’ll update NotJustSeattle.com, and these pages will be left to languish. At some point, I will either find a way to port the wordpress url over to my site, or I’ll simply kill this.

 

Anyway, see you on the internets!

I constantly get spam messages regarding how to get REO (bank owned properties) contracts. Lately, with HUD changing their listing broker structure, I’ve seen a battery of “act now! HUD’s reassessing their contracts…” missives. The sad/funniest part of the whole thing is that it really is, now, too late. BLB (the company that has received the HUD contract for Washington) has closed applications and is in the process of reviewing. Scammers can’t quit, I guess. 

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