One of the things that I love about my job is what we call "program development" and it's an on going process. When I first started the job one of the major goals was to get everyday of the week filled with programs for the seniors. Last week I reached that goal having full programs running Monday - Friday. The next goal is to starting filling in the evening time slots with programs for our local community. So tonight I will be doing what I call "field research". I would like to host a jazz night at the AWC serving just coffee and brownies along with jazz music. Bring in artists who play jazz on non traditional instruments, like the ukulele. Dolce Bella(my favorite chocolate spot) has a jazz and chocolate night on Saturday. I'm going to check it out and see if I can develop it something we can do down at the center. It's a tough job but someone has to do it. :)
Flat Fish Paper Arts was born many years ago when blogging first started. My family did a lot of camping and diving along the California coast. California halibut are huge fish that start out as any normal fish. As they age, one eye will start to move to the other side and the halibut will become flat so it can lay on the bottom of the ocean with both eyes facing up.
I always like the idea that we all start out the same but life experiences slowly changes us. In my case, my creative talents went the way of paper arts. Flatfish are always looking up when they mature and as with any artist, we see inspiration in everything around us - always looking up.
Evan and her flatfish
Years ago a local dive shop had a photo of a diver who caught a halibut so big he had to throw it over his jeep to take the picture. Our little spoof with our daughter sitting in her toy jeep with dad's halibut on the hood. 1987