"Plunge deep enough in order to see something that is
hidden and glimmering."
Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
my city, Montreal,
has many music festivals
every summer. One of them is the
International Jazz Festival.
It starts today. One of the greatest things
about this festival: so many free, outdoor shows.
Every day, starting at noon, right downtown,
several stages are graced with live music.
It's not to be missed.
I won't be able to attend this show,
but you should know about it ...
What: Architectonics: Foundations in Jewellery
A Manchester Jewellers Network exhibition
When: 16 June – 9 July 2006
Where: Manchester, England, UK
'Architectonics: Foundations in Jewellery' is a visionary exhibition
of contemporary jewellery based upon or inspired by architecture in
Manchester, England and created by members of the Manchester
Jewellers Network, a regional group of the Association for
Contemporary Jewellery. The intention of the exhibition is to
celebrate Manchester's unique network of contemporary jewellery
designer/makers, the city's outstanding architecture (old and new),and
the encompassing regeneration development boom that is currently
changing the face of Manchester.
The jewellery submitted for the
exhibition incorporates themes and
aesthetics taken directly from existing
buildings, forms or structures
in Manchester, and will help inspire
new concepts in building and jewellery design.
The exhibition starts at URBIS in
Manchester (www.urbis.org.uk) and
will go on to tour nationally and
internationally. URBIS, designed
by Manchester's Ian Simpson Architects,
has become a significant
symbol of the regeneration of
Manchester City Centre. The exhibition
is also timed to celebrate
Architecture Week's 2006 theme – `The
Power of Ten', celebrating 10 years
of Architecture Week. And so,
ten pieces of inspiring jewellery include:
Martin Rees: Gateway Transport Interchange
Tara Kirkpatrick: B of the Bang
Colette Hazelwood: Manchester Guardian Tunnels
Ed Grundy: Manchester Town Hall
Toby Cotterill: Castlefield Railway Viaduct
Samantha Mills: Daily Express Building
Lisa Thornton: City of Manchester Stadium
Rachel Hearne: The Lowry Centre
Melissa Hansom: Manchester Royal Exchange
Heather Skowood: Strangeways Prison
Exhibition Coordinator: Samantha Mills
Exhibition Concept: Heather M. Skowood
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
The Knitting Companion was
such a good sport.
well in the car,
likes to visit people and is a polite guest.
He's extremely tired out
and very happy to be home.
You can just see that look of contentment in his face.
and, yes, of course, to see the bigger
image you can click on the Photo.
back to work now.
According to Rob, here is my
forecast for the week.
What do you think ?
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
Week beginning June 29
Copyright 2006 by Rob Brezsny
Grammar key: Asterisks equal *italics*
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
Actress Isla Fisher won the Breakthrough
Performance award at the
MTV Movie Awards for her role in the film
"For most people, playing a bi-polar nymphomaniac
would have been a challenge," she said.
"But I just played myself." She's
your role model for the coming week, Pisces.
I hope she inspires you to be
yourself, only bigger and badder and brighter.
It's like you have a poetic
license to proceed as if you're starring
in the blockbuster movie of your
As an aspiring lover of pronoia,
you will have a growing knack
for gravitating toward wilder, wetter,
more interesting problems. More
and more, you will be drawn to the
kind of gain that doesn't require pain.
You'll be so alive and awake that you'll
cheerfully push yourself out of
your comfort zone in the direction
of your personal frontier well before
you're forced to do so by divine kicks in the ass.
Copyright 2006 by Rob Brezsny
"We should feel excited about the problems
we confront and our ability to
deal with them," says Robert Anton Wilson.
"Solving problems is one of
the highest and most sensual of all our brain functions."
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
There is no Photographic
evidence to back this up. You'll
just have to take my word for it ...
The Knitting Companion and i had
a very big road trip over the weekend.
We visited family in Ontario.
610 km's away, we were welcomed
into the arms of kinsfolk. Complete
with a freshly baked Banana cake.
i even got to meet Julie, of the amazing
Needle Emporium in Ancaster, Ontario.
I've never met Julie
"live & in person" before, but i've spoken
with her many times over the phone: And
Her yarn shop is a mecca. If you ever get
a chance, go & see for yourself.
Sorry Julie, that i interrupted your quiet
The Knitting Companion celebrated his
birthday with all of his human relatives.
He was well behaved
and well loved.
610 km for the road back,
many pit stops later, the Knitting Companion
and i are back at home. Tired
out and happy to be home.