Saturday, September 30, 2006
If you happen to be in
Ontario during the month of October,
you need to know about the
Beyond the Valley Studio Tour.
2006 marks the 25th year of this
marvellous studio tour. You'll visit
terrific studios, see where the art is made
and meet marvellous artists.
If you're lucky, you'll go home with something
new. This is a great event.
You can Click here for a map to the event.
The artist's studios are listed
and you can see some terrific images
of their work.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Happy friday. The Last friday of
September. I can't believe how
fast this month has flown by.
It's a grey rainy day here in Montreal.
the Companion and i are
listening to CBC radio two.
It's almost time for coffee.
I'm working on a new
brooch today and wow my hands are sore.
That coffee is going to be soooooo good.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology Newsletter
comes out once a week. The forecasts start
This week, along with his
interpretation of the stars, Rob shares this:
French Impressionist painter
Henri Matisse wanted his art to be
unsettling or disturbing subjects . . .
soothing, a cerebral sedative as
relaxing as a comfortable armchair."
Pablo Picasso had a different opinion.
"Art is offensive,"
he asserted. "At least, art should be
allowed to be offensive. It ought to
be forbidden to ignorant innocents,
never allowed into contact with those
not sufficiently prepared.
Yes, art is dangerous."
As you practice the art of pronoia,
you will probably get best results if
you swing back and forth between
Matisse's and Picasso's approaches.
Every once in a while,
try out William Butler Yeats' idea, too:
doesn't attempt the impossible
is not performing its function."
If you're a pisces,
your forecast for this week is below ...
or find out more
(Feb. 19-March 20):
In her role as DJ Debi Newberry in the film
*Grosse Pointe Blank,* Minnie Driver
defines the term *shakabuku* as a
swift spiritual kick to the head that alters
your reality forever.
I think you're due for one of
though I also believe
you can avoid it if you really want to.
One way to prevent its delivery
would be to hide in your room and
ferociously repress every unruly
emotion that threatens to rise to the surface.
A preferable strategy would
be to figure out why you might need
a swift spiritual kick in the head and
then take action to change the
awkward situation that would require the
I found these
hope you enjoy them.
"When you do a thing
with your whole soul
and everything that is noble within you,
you always find your counterpart."
"The profoundest thought
or passion sleeps as in a mine,
until an equal mind
and heart finds and publishes it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Nice lake where
the ducks live.
(the Fog hidden mountain is there too).
Now, totally unrelated to the
Mountain (or lack thereof)
scenery, this is my horoscope
for today, from Georgia Nicols.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Coworkers will give you
the support you need now.
Management might even come
across with a budget or the resources you need.
Think about the best ways to
use the resources that you have at hand.
You can achieve excellent, practical results now.
Monday, September 25, 2006
more views from the Road trip.
Which did include
an SOS stop for a cup of tea.
Many a Canadian will tell you
of the virtues of a stop at Tim Hortons.
I just couldn't wait any
longer for a hot cup of tea.
Later we arrived in Val David.
I am very pleased to tell you
that their bakery makes
Sunday, September 24, 2006
It was a
lovely day for a trip
to the Laurentians.
A day away
from work, deadlines, more deadlines
and all that is to follow.
(Knitting Companion and i are
back at work today).
However, it was very difficult
to actually see any of the mountains,
since it was a Rainy, foggy day.
The trees have started to change
colour. They were quite lovely.
The fog made the photos a bit of
imagine the Beautiful,
majestic Laurentian mountains.
Now, imagine a huge mountain
in the background of this photo.
It's there, you just
couldn't see it for the fog.
We stopped at a lake for
a bit to stretch our legs.
The Companion thought
that the ducks
were absolutely fascinating.
The ducks however,
did not share
the sentiment about the Companion.
(more photos to follow).
Here is the Knitting
Companion as he rides
in the Rented Van.
blurryness. Not his fault,
photo shot during