The Art of Weaving

The future husband and I visited The Art of Weaving exhibition on its last day at the Gallery in the Grove. The natural light complemented the pure wool, linen and bamboo weavings. Many of the pieces were beautifully hung from the wall. If I could dedicate myself properly, this traditional art is something I'd pursue. 



Robins in Canatara Park on Saturday morning. Spring is seeping back into the valley.

(image courtesy of zutsut)

The world from my front porch

Larry Towell is a Lambton County resident and noted photojournalist. He is Canada's first Magnum photographer. I saw an exhibit of his work in 2008 at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto called 'The world from my front porch.'

Today's early awakening into spring weather reminded me of those photographs. You have to visit the Stephen Bulger Gallery website to view his work.

Going home for lunch

It is 18 degrees C today in the valley. How wonderful that with small town living, I can walk home and meet the future husband for lunch.


Early spring clean

The sun shone all day in the valley, inspiring me to clean the winter film off the patio doors and kitchen windows. Here is Renee Loux's green approach to cleaning windows:

Mix in a spray bottle:

- 1/4 cup of vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. liquid soap
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 8 drops of essential oil (I used a citrus blend)

Spray on windows and for a streak-free clean, use newspaper! It works beautifully. 


Kafka on beauty

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." 

(quote 'discovered' on Squam Art Workshops)


Kia Ora

I'm in bounce mode today with memories and images of the Land of the Long White Cloud moving around in my head. I miss New Z.

(photo courtesy of konaboy)



The future husband and I indulged in a week's cooking from Gourmet Magazine which we get by subscription. Lip-smacking and simple.
Garlicky black-pepper shrimp and black-eyed peas.

Creamed broccoli with parmesan.

The Monte Cubano. 

three favourite things

1. My engagement rings.  Reflective of my personal style and taste. Crafted by a local designer from Made You Look in my former Toronto hood, Parkdale. 

2. Chicago. Public art installations. Obama's town. And it's where I 'said yes.'

3. The free bird mobile pattern from the Philly-based Spool. I just finished a third for newborn twins Claire and Madelaine.