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Monday, August 18, 2014

Music Monday - GotG

We saw Guardians of the Galaxy again with my college-graduating son last week. That 70's classic soundtrack has been playing through my head fairly non-stop. This trailer makes good use of them.



Such fun! Go see if you haven't already.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Utah Trip - Family Time

One of the perks of visits to Utah is all the extended family time - 

There is all the electronic-bonding - computer games and movie theater....

There was gift-giving to the graduates - here's their token Star Trek hoodies!

And the new tablet...

Then there was the picnic-ing and the eating out and the game playing....

But the best part is always the babies!

Many many cuddles happened.

Nice trip!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Utah Trip - Graduation!

 Spent some days in Utah for the graduation of the first born - 

- and his wife, from BYU.

 It was a long haul -

 - but 'tis finished!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Utah Trip - the scary museum outing...

 One of our outings on this brief trip was to the newly updated Bean Museum on BYU campus.

 In the past it had primarily been filled with many many display taxidermied exotic animals..

 There were still a few of them around...

 But many were more 'animated' than previously...

 In fact, I noticed that a number of them seemed anxious about something....

 ...if not downright frightened...

 The reason began to become clearer...

 ...and clearer.....

 Remember that movie "Night at the Museum"?

 This was like a nightmare version of that.

I certainly wouldn't want to be here after dark! 

Much of this was on the 'Apex Predator" floor - 

 (I kept expecting to see a stuffed exhibit of human hunters. That would have been apropos...)

 It was fairly disconcerting.






I don't think I'm the only one it might give nightmares to!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Music Monday - Friend Like Me

Saddened by the news of Robin William's death...
So many memories of him throughout many parts of my life.
(The Drew Struzan poster for Hook. A flawed movie, but it had many very good moments. I always enjoyed Robin William's performance in it).

This is a musical one (from the approximately 20 gazillion times my kids watched Aladdin when they were young):

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Sketching -

Been SO busy... blogging has kind of fallen off the to-do list.

Here, however is today's sketching in the teeny purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Bellevue Art Museum - Origami Exhibit

We also visited the Bellevue Arts Museum. My favorite exhibit was the origami one!

Many of the amazing sculptures are made from a single sheet of paper - 

Paper mushrooms!


I think this was my very favorite one...

Not a single piece of paper, but wow!

There was an entire hanging piece of multiple locusts - all made of dollar bills...

More single-sheet sculptures.

Very intricate pieces - looking like they are woven, but it's all folds.

Folded dress and shoes!

And then there was an entire room of abstract pieces (another single-sheet folded design).


It is a lyrical, astonishingly beautiful and incredibly crafted exhibit. Was so glad we got to see it.