Saturday, June 12, 2021

One year!

I realized last night while watching Stephen Colbert rehash his show from one year ago when the shut-down began. Of course, Fred Hutch moved to working from home on March 12 ... which means I had been home for 1 year 3 months, and unemployed for almost a year! It almost feels like a lifetime.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Tony Abeyta

Tony Abeyta is considered one of the finest young contemporary painters today. Abeyta explores a variety of mediums including oil, charcoal, and sand. Because he experiments with techniques and images so much, his creativity transcends any label that may be used to identify his work. Abeyta was commissioned to create the signature image of the National Museum of the American Indian's ground-breaking opening in Washington, DC. Many of Abeyta's highly original works are depictions of complex Navajo beliefs; they evoke the notion that there is power in everyone and everything. Avid collectors will consider their Abeyta piece to be a gift from a higher power.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021


Reaction-Diffusion Playground and here is the app

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Show your Gay Pride

Mason asked me the other day what the what was the flag with all the colors was about and I explained it to her. She knows most of my gay friends and understands they are gay. I have been noticing lots of rainbow products lately.

Friday, June 04, 2021


I watched this hysterical video about guns by Jordon Klepper this morning and started thinking where would one buy one of these camouflage suits. 

This hunting camouflage is much more affordable that I thought it would be. Sibosen Ghillie Suit, 3D Leafy Ghille Suit for Youth Boys, Hooded Hunting Airsoft Camouflage Ghilly Suit

This one is pretty elaborate! PELLOR Ghillie Suits 6 in 1 Camo 3D Woodland Camouflage Suits Forest Hunting
This is fun, bold statement! The Hunt Good Times - Orange Camo Suit. NOTE: matching tie.
A tuxedo alternative for wedding option? This goes so well, with your AK-47. Realtree Camo Wedding Tuxedos Farm Wedding Camouflage Suit Custom Made Slim Fit Mens Blazers Fashion Groom Tuxedos Wear(Jacket+Pant). AND afforadable!
Men's Two Piece Suit with Tie Camouflage Print. Even MORE affordable than I could have ever guessed.
2019 Men's Fashion Hoodies Suits Camouflage Clothing Popular Style Jacket Outdoor Tracksuit Sportswear
Lazy One Adult Flapjack Onesie by LazyOne Matching Christmas Family Pajamas Adult, Kid, and Infant Sizes
On the higher end! Givenchy camouflage print blazer.

And if camouflage isn't your scene ... maybe this would be a more fun option.

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

A big fan of fans

It is that time of the year again to cool off. Here are some elegant ways of doing just that. A handheld fan, or simply hand fan, may be any broad, flat surface that is waved back-and-forth to create an airflow. Generally, purpose-made handheld fans are folding fans, which are shaped like a sector of a circle and made of a thin material (such as paper or feathers) mounted on slats which revolve around a pivot so that it can be closed when not in use. On human skin, the airflow from handfans increases evaporation which has a cooling effect due to the latent heat of evaporation of water. It also increases heat convection by displacing the warmer air produced by body heat that surrounds the skin, which has an additional cooling effect, provided that the ambient air temperature is lower than the skin temperature – which is typically about 33 °C (91 °F). Fans are convenient to carry around, especially folding fans. Next to the folding fan, the rigid hand screen fan was also a highly decorative and desired object among the higher classes. Its purpose is different since they are more cumbersome to carry around. They were mostly used to shield a lady's face against the glare of the sun or the fire.
Museum of the city fan collection in New York.
The Fan Museum in London
Found some beauties on Pinterest
Arthur Challess joined the Suffolk Regiment in 1924 and saw service with the 1st and 2nd Battalions in Malta, Gibraltar and India. He became an instructor at Sandhurst in 1939 returning to the Depot in 1941. He went to the Far East with the 4th Battalion in 1941, was wounded and captured at Singapore in February 1942 and spent the rest of the war as a Japanese Prisoner of War. He left the Army in 1949 but took up an appointment as an Instructor with the Army Cadet Force. While he was a Prisoner of War Challess kept a record of his movements, with comments, on the leaves of a fan.
Make your own summer fan
I bought Mason and I one of these do-it-yourself fan kits.

Thursday, May 06, 2021

“Trees give peace to the souls of men.” ― Nora Waln

There is something so magical about trees, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to them! I can never decide if I love trees more in full leaf or with the structural exposure of winter. Too many trees to love, so little time.

Chance Lee

Paul Bailey
Irma Cerese
Gregory Hargreaves
Pat Clayton
Rosanna Tasker has the most beautiful tree illustrations.
Charles Beck in the seasons
Shigeki Tomura
FÄ…frowicz Piotr
Sakura Chen
Matt Carlson
Nikolas Ilic

Adele Moore Yonchak
Zandra art
wan bao
Peter Donnelly and his Instagram