#Vegasstrong

So this is something important to me, but I held off on saying anything. This blog isn't a political place, and I am not trying to politicize myself through a tragedy. I grew up in Las Vegas, and I got my start in advertising there. I did work for Live Nation, and the Mandalay Bay was one of my favorite haunts. I proposed to my wife on top of the Mandalay Bay at the Foundation Room. Anyways, I worked on some promotional items that are flying off the shelves to help the victims of this senseless tragedy. Click here for a link to that site.

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Lego Project for the Sake of Learning

My wife is an art teacher at the high school and middle school level. As a benefit the school was auctioning off various things and this was one of those things. A kid and two friends of their choice were given paint pens and walked through the process of properly masking things to produce this sort of art work. To the left was the basic template that was provided. The full process was explained from start to finish. We just couldn't have kids spray painting.

I always thought that masking was hard, but over the years I learned how easy you can create things with stencils and through various masking techniques. It was nice to be able to share this with the kids. All the lego people were spray painted with flecks through out, and I can't believe how well the kids did (featured below). I thought maybe my wife did all three... You're basically set up for success with these templates. I have done a bunch go lego people personally and it's always a lot of fun.


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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

by Jamie Bennett

So every year I get to play Santa at Guaranty. This year we used our photo booth printers, and were able to send all the children home with their own printed picture copies. This process use to take 24 hours, but now we send people away with branded mementos. How cool is that? To the right is a photo of me sitting alone in the designed template.

Jamie Claus also made the rounds to a local shelter, and hospice center... I <3 spreading the Christmas spirit, and delivering cheer this time of year.
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Shooting Hoops with Jordan Kent


by Jamie Bennett

When you're an eggman, you have friends in high places. Jordan Kent dropped by today to shoot some hoops.

Guaranty ponied up $1,500 (prize money) for the winner of a one on one basketball game. If Jordan won, the kids camp would finally get their new basketballs... But if I won, well there was no way I was going to win.

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Santa Claus Drops By


by Jamie Bennett

Every year I get to be Santa at Guaranty. It is the best. I love seeing all the little faces light up.


I started the day in Eugene, delivering warm socks and hats to those less fortunate. It is always humbling and rewarding to deliver these gifts. The people at the Saint Vincent De Paul shelter are very warm and open. They are grateful for the gift. The kids are welcoming and happy to see me. KEZI was there but I don't see a story posted online from their news coverage. I believe all parents appreciate the gesture and kids are adorable. 

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Painting the Art Room (Continued)

by Jamie Bennett

So I really just wanted to throw up a couple images of the rest of our paint job at Roosevelt Middle School. I love the way everything turned out. Here are the last of the cupboards. We decided to incorporate Jake the Dog. The idea was to invite a modern character that kids know to the Keith Haring party. I for one, love Adventure time!
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Painting an Art Room

by Jamie Bennett

Cascade Colour is donating time and resource to painting and decorating the Roosevelt Middle School in Eugene, OR. We are currently halfway done. We painted Keith Haring imagery all over the cabinets and drawers, as well as installed decals on the windows. We will continue to paint this weekend and we are discussing other imagery to include.


I really love Keith Haring. He is one of my all time favorite artists. I remember seeing his work as a kid and he really inspired me to go into art, to draw more and explore my own style. I really hope that he inspires a new generation of young artists.


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Christmas in Retrospect

by Jamie Bennett


This Christmas the family and I went to visit the in laws down in Southern California. Anne came with us and we all had a marvelous time. We towed the Airstream down the I-5 behind our Chevy conversion van and it was so much fun. We visited the Winchester Mystery Mansion which was incredibly bizarre and simultaneously intriguing. All the old textures and artwork was most impressive. I don't want to give to much away but if you are ever in San Jose it is totally worth stopping in. This vacation was a most welcome adventure after a long year of advertising and I am now totally refreshed.



I played Santa three times this year.  I was Santa at the grand opening of the brand new Guaranty RV travel center, at the Chevy dealership and finally I again delivered warm socks to underprivileged families. I had a blast. When I play Santa I give 110%. I have the voice down and I stay in character regardless of who I am speaking to. I even deny playing Santa when I am out of character. I tell people that I was at home sick all day.



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