August 18, 2011
July 6, 2011
i’m experimenting with devoting 60 minutes a day to special projects. here’s my list of what to do:
special cooking (desserts or somesuch)
paint on tiny canvas
typewriting on typewriter
clean up front room and minimize
screenprinting with screen
talk to someone/s online
organize calendar of birthdays
deep clean house
special tea time
put books on goodreads
ride my bike
do research for volunteer board i’m on
July 5, 2011
March 4, 2011
buttermilk with lemon curd in the centre
oh shit. i just type “centre”
that was not a typo. that was my mind
ahhh who are you
Nikola Tesla’s ashes are held in a golden sphere, surrounded by his works
February 12, 2011
We were thwarted last week when we tried to participate in Winterlude activities. We tried to go to the Museum of Civilisation but the NCC had closed the Alexandria Bridge so they could shoot fireworks off it.Loved seeing the crowd of people streaming away from the blocked bridge cursing the NCC.
This week was much more successful. Had a ridiculously good brunch at Murray Street with C and FA then wandered around town and looked at the new sculpture on Nepean Point “100 Foot Line”.
Then we listened to a discussion between the NGC director and the sculpture’s artist Roxy Paine.Will definitely go some Thursday night to check out Painting Machine Unit which will be making a painting over the next month. (and discussion of which led M to label me “Snark Machine Unit #1).
One slight disappointment- the street art (possibly by Ottawa artist Bank St) I had wanted to see was already removed. I’ll keep looking around town…..
June 23, 2010
I stood in Lake Ontario for quite awhile this weekend.
Champagne pool is closed until July so I may spend the next few weeks following the Sheldon Cooper method of swim instruction.
The full extent of today’s 5.0 earthquake on our household.
May 28, 2010
Goodbye Mr. Muffin
Teater Refleksion and De Røde Heste, Denmark
Ages 6 to 10 • 40 minutes
Atelier, Canadian War Museum
Once upon a time Mr. Muffin was young, strong and proud. He could carry a whole cucumber on his back! Now he is tired and grey. And he sits alone in his house remembering. He’s had a good life, better than most. He makes a list: 1 very wise and kind wife, 1 little house with its own mail box, 4 furry little kids and sometimes mail in the mail box.
A beautiful, gentle and touching story, Goodbye Mr. Muffin explores the idea of cherishing memories and not fearing death – or life.