Friday, December 18, 2009

Creativity at Any Age!

Creativity doesn't wane with's probably only enhanced by what the eyes have seen over the years. The art currently on display in the Conference Room at City Hall, created all by Brisbane Seniors, is a sure testment of that. Here are some of the artists gathered together at this past Wednesday's Art Reception. For a more in-depth look of the 12 works on display and the artists behind them, click here to go to the Senior Art Blog.

Beth Grossman and her son Avi were also on-site, bringing out their inner MichaelCANgelo. Bring in your cans, coats, and new toys to City Hall by Dec. 21st so that they can be distributed in time for Christmas to Brisbane residents in need.

The next day, Thursday, the Seniors got together at the Sunrise Room to trade artist trading cards, or ATCs. Much like modern baseball cards, the miniature works of art measure 2.5"x3.5" and can be made using whatever media the artist chooses.

Some examples included watercolor...

acrylics and textures such as beads and sequins...

and hand-made paper. To see more examples of "upcycled" art, come by Brisbane City Hall by December 30th to view some very unique and creative artwork done by Brisbane Seniors!

Now unfortunately, artists aren't the only ones exercising creativity in these times. Homeowners need to be aware of notices such as the one shown below hitting mail boxes all over San Mateo County as well as the state.
They are being sent by companies with clever names like "Tax Adjusters", soliciting fees as high as $200 to file a homeowner's Request for a Decline in Value review for the 2010-2011 Property Assessment. This something that can be done for FREE by all Assessors' Offices in California. Property owners are encouraged to call the Assessor’s Office at (650) 363-4500 if they have questions about the process or need help in filling out the Request for a Decline in Value form. Click here to be taken to the San Mateo County Assessor's Office and make sure you're not one of the ones fooled!

There's no fooling anyone that the holidays are now in full swing. There will be a Senior Brunch tomorrow, 12/19, from 10:00am-noon at Eagles Hall (185 Visitacion Ave.), followed with a visit from Santa from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Community Center. If you or your kids haven't already taken a picture with Santa, tomorrow's your chance! Topping off the festivities, the Lions Club will be hosting a Senior Luncheon on Sunday, 12/20, at the Community Center. Come and take part, if you can!

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