Tiki, Tiki, Tiki & an old schoolhouse

I think I’m again late for the party judging how crowded the hotel grounds were. Frank & I are were walking around Bothel since I think it’s cute and Frank remembered there was a new hotel nearby built into an old gradeschool. We walked over and went to the reception desk (when walking, it’s actually…

The Waterfront still under construction

We like to walk around the different neighborhoods and we decided to walk along the waterfront before it gets finished and the viaduct gets taken down. It’s mostly crowded with tourists and I was happy to see all the businesses quite busy.  

Kat Crow – a handmade gift

I had this idea to make a crow for a friend out of copper. I had taken jewelry making lessons in the past and was pretty good at doing most of the items. Well, my memory of how I was was WAAAAAAY better than my actual skills currently. Thankfully, Frank is pretty awesome at doing…

It’s finally filled in!

This was such a cute idea but it took FOREVER for it to fill in. I think the creators were forced to move it and it just takes time. I love it though! Congrats creative artist, whoever you are! A Roadside America link to a small history.

St. Thomas More Church – Artist Furniture

The St. Thomas More Church Furniture, a Catholic church, in Oceanside California. Stephen Hirt designed and fabricated the furniture with the exception of some collaboration from the liturgical designer from Texas, consulting on the tabernacle for the movement. I think that same liturgical designer did the triangular at the base, candles and Steve fabricated them…

PT Cruiser camper? Yep.

I didn’t think it was possible that Frank, who is 6′-1″ tall, could sleep comfortably inside the PT Cruiser but he can! We tried it on a tiny overnight trip and it completely worked. The only issue is there is the front seat divider being between our heads. A small price to pay so this…

Kahokia Episode 2 is OUT!!! Yay!

The light is sent from the Falcon Constellation to the Moon Owl Goddess. This is a little over a minute I did this for Seattle Minute Movies and I’m going to give you three options to watch it. Just the animation Just the hologram that you have to use with a projector (Learn how to…

Frank’s tables-The Foundry & Food(z)…perfect

I wish I could have seen this event in person. Besides Frank’s tables and the wall of magnetized planks of appetizers a guest could take off the wall (which I think Frank designed but it might have been Shelby), I LOVE the lighting. Every photo has a different feel about. I think people take for…

Lake Union Photo Shoot – First timer did great!

My friend has a beautiful daughter that happens to be able to act. My friend asked about local area agents and I don’t really know anyone so I volunteered to take Kat out on a short shoot just to see if she liked it. Well she is a natural and very cooperative to everything I…

Feeling Beachy? Need some calm? Here you go…

We traveled along the Washington and Oregon coast. This is a very calming post about misty places. 🙂 PS I don’t suggest sleeping in a PT Cruiser while “camping”. That was the only part that wasn’t fun.

Latest videos for a project

We had fun with the Seattle video. Some of it was old footage but the pier and the Ballard Bridge were all new. We got yelled at by the dock worker because we looked so “professional” in a PT Cruiser. lol. We were celebrating the many ways we use Seattle and it’s all pretty gorgeous….

Oh, golf balls! A visit on practice day at the US Open.

We dropped some product off for Blowing Sands and got to do a walk through. I can’t believe how much it looked like a desert. We were fascinated at the behind-the-scenes part of it so movie makers might like to take a gander. 🙂 There were a ton of famous people! We think…at least people…

Go print yourself! :) 3D print that is…

Such a cool concept and we got to see a sweet, gentle greyhound get his 3D pictures taken. I didn’t take pics of that since we wanted to give the little guy his best chance at his best side. I’m sure they’ll have pics of the final product when they’re done. Here are some examples…

James Taylor – furniture artist

I’ve been setting up the Recycled Art Show for a few years now (I think 4 but maybe 5?…they all blend) and this past year James Taylor ran it. He did a great job but what impressed me the most was his furniture. It’s not hidden away per se but kind of? It’s at an…

The 2015 Recycled Art Show – now by Ballard Reuse

The Recycled Art Show was (is…it’s still up until next month) a little different this year.  The Ballard architectural salvage store was bought out by a couple of the employees and now partners with Seattle ReCreative which is a non-for-profit in Greenwood (scroll down for more on that). What hasn’t changed is that the art…

Little Lake walk-about

We walked around Little Lake (most call it Lake Union) yesterday. It’s about 7 miles to walk (or if you’re awesome and not like us, run) around the lake. It was an overcast day but still gorgeous and had lots of smiling dogs and their humans. PS I didn’t want to butcher the spelling or…

Dragons at Discovery Park – arrrrrrrr

It was a dark and gloomy day with mist softly enveloping the trees and then something caught my eye!  Was it a bird? No…of course it was dragons!  Someone left this nice little vignette for everyone to find and enjoy right by the parking lot.  I left it for the many to follow as I…

I am proud to announce the release of the Kahokia pilot!

I am so overjoyed to have this out of the box.  I sincerely enjoyed the research and showing off the amazing Mississippian culture.  This is my attempt at showing the indigenous peoples of the Americas as the amazing, HUGE and wonderful civilization it was! This is a historical fiction of the culture during the Super…

Creative Control, the MOCK-u-mentary is done!

What a blast it was to work with such talented people! I only hope I did them justice. I also included the excerpt, music video, from the movie below it. This movie is about working with egos in any creative field. I think it needs more episodes to really clarify what is going on…maybe a…

Holy cow, this makes me happy! Karen Buhler totally rocks!!!!

This is kind of a warped story….  I fell in love with a piece of glass art (apparently from a garden show at Pratt) around 1999.  I saw a brochure with the piece on the cover in 2001 and couldn’t afford it again but sincerely loved it, so kept the brochure. I kept asking at…

Too good not to have an official post…

Original Facebook thread goes like this: “We were watching something that mentioned a fever of stingrays and I asked Frank what a gathering of Seattlites would be and he said cloud. I love it! Then I asked about Chicago and finally he came up with gust. A cloud of Seattlites met for coffee before they…

Not sure whether to laugh really hard or cry…

Yesterday, Frank and I went to a meeting in Pioneer Square about the difference between copyrights and trademarks. It was a wonderful and informative presentation but that really wasn’t what brought out great emotions from me. One of the audience members started laughing and we were all joking around. She then said, and I’m not…

Ep2 is here! Blue Wave vs. Red Moon – Happy Time Celebrate

The theme for Seattle Minute Movies was “Remember”. I was going to do a different movie but for personal reasons and equipment failure (yikes), I decided to do something for fun only. It sort of goes with the theme? lol. The movies were all fantastic (as usual) and what a fun night. We had a…

Recycled Art Show by the ReStore – 2014

I’m adding the full gallery since people like to look at the art and get ideas. It really is worth seeing in person though! I have to show off Frank’s fountain too! Okay, it’s really a pipe cooler that acts like a fountain for the glass artists. The coolest part is that all the elements…

Creative Control – the MOCKumentary is almost done!

We are wrapping up. I have about 3 weeks to a month of editing and then we’ll be planning the premier. It really was a blast! The set and dress turned out beautiful and our professional videographers took the Hollywood shots we needed. I have a lot of it done but the Zombie Wedding portion…

Blue Wave vs Red Moon animation – my first fight scene…

This was for Seattle Minute Movies held at The Seattle Film Institute. It’s a great place to see the talent in Seattle and to try new things.  Here is the link to all the movies shown last night: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLjYP0Z0ensgOgdWwdrjDBw I started last week to do my minute movie (I should have started a month ago)…

-Gardens, a priest & a contemporary church that is loved…

No, not a joke.  🙂   I have a brochure that mentioned there was a Native American garden at Seattle University so we decided to check it out.  We’d never really explored their campus, we just had checked out some perimeter buildings.  What a wonderful day. We started out taking pictures of St. Ignatius which is…

-Seahawks rule!!!!

I’ve been sick for about a month and a half, editing a movie and working on an animation so I REALLY haven’t had time to blog. Seahawks made me WANT to blog again. So many reasons to love this team… They love their coach and he loves them. They’re super talented and cocky (but I…

-Dear Big Ad Marketing, I’m sorry but we’re over for good…

I’m writing you this letter because you don’t seem to get the message. I understand why you think I’m still into you. I was SO in love with you when I was young. I would have done anything for you and believed you wholeheartedly. But you dropped me… When I was most vulnerable too! I…

-Disney would be jealous! No rail sounds…

We went to the Seattle Arboretum yesterday and took the “yachts” out. I can not tell you how many people were very envious of how I got to tag along while Frank paddled.  We expect to see a lot more people “yachting” like this in the future…at least I hope so.  I did offer to…

-Again, a well thought out interior… AIA Home Tour

I love clean and modern and it is absolutely in style right now, but I do think there is a softness lacking in this particular design.  Although from certain angles, I adored the outside. Frank and I were discussing how he thought it just needed some color and/or art and I was wondering that if…

-Wooden Boats EVERYwhere!!! Seattle happy too.

We went to the Wooden Boat Festival this past weekend while dog sitting. It was a super nice day! We’ve been many times before but the park is so loved now so it just seems better.

-The Frye Museum – Buster Simpson Installs

We saw the “George Monument” at the park along i5 but I didn’t even realize that it was a profile of George Washington.  It was a fluke that we went to his show at the Frye Museum a couple of days later.  I really liked a lot of his work.  I’m glad we were walking…

-I’m directing, writing and co-editing a movie!

Okay, short film. lol! I joined this club so I could get to know other film makers. The club (ran by Jessie, the producer for the film) turned out to attract around 100 people to the club with all levels of experience (which I love). Jessie is putting together the team right now. If we…