Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cleaning House...

... is not my forte, but I actually did some today. I have never reached my mom's standards of cleanliness, but my apartment still has a lot of construction dust, plus the sand and little bits of shredded paper from my shipment, so I decided to get to work today. I only worked in the bedroom, and there's still a lot more organising to do in there, but it definitely looks better. I washed the windows and the window screens, vacuumed, removed all non-bedroom materials, changed the sheets and cleaned the bathroom. I also moved two of my stash rubbermaid boxes in as temporary bedside tables. Nice.

I've been doing lots of knitting, but I don't have pictures fo any of it. There are a few gift items, but mostly I'm just never home during daylight hours. I'm lucky enough to be able to walk to work in the light (assuming I am organised getting out of the house), but otherwise I almost never see the sun. The next sunny weekend day, I'll have to do a whole photoshoot, for the blog and ravelry.

Yesterday was the Wellington West Wassail, and I met up with some newish friends for a wander that ended up lasting all day! We started off with Folka Voca at the Great Canadian Theatre Company, a horse-drawn wagon ride and free apple cider. There was also a craft fair and two yarn shops before we decided to get lunch, which ended up being pizza from Colonnade Pizza. It is, indeed, good pizza. Then drinks and pie at A's house to round out a lovely day. And now, I'm off to have more pie!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Upcoming Events

There are so many things going on in my "neighbourhood" that I can't decide what to do first! (And how I'm going to fit that in as I continue to open boxes!)

MainWorks Artists Studios Open House

You are invited to attend the annual MainWorks Artists Studios Open-House at 200 Crichton Street in New Edinburgh (please use Avon Lane entrance). See artists at work in their studios and view art in different mediums and styles; oils, acrylics, mixed media, painting, and installation.

From November 6, 2009 to November 8, 2009
Friday, 5 to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 pm

MainWorks Artists Studios
200 Crichton Street

260 Fingers

260 Fingers is an invitational exhibition and sale of the work of 26 outstanding clay artists and potters from eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

Our participants have all won recognition for their work; some are emerging artists and some are veterans of the craft scene. Their work can be found in galleries and collections all over Canada and the world.
Time and place

The show opens at 6 p.m. on November 6th 2009.

The show continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

The Glebe Community Centre is located at Lyon and Third Avenue, one block west of Bank Street and two blocks east of Bronson Avenue. The closest Queensway (417) exit is Bronson South (turn left on Third).


Join us for a celebration of photographic achievement and education as we open our doors to the public to commemorate our 4th year anniversary.

Tour the darkroom, computer lab and studio spaces, and view displays, slide shows, demonstrations, live shoots and exhibitions of images by our full-time students.

Come see what’s up at SPAO!

Friday November 6th, 2009

Photo Credit: Joël Côté-Cright

Red Wall Gallery at SPAO 168 Dalhousie