Wednesday, January 25, 2023

A Small and Quiet Winter Screen

Risa Horowitz has been showing videos all night long in her studio window since New Years. This week she is running a 10 hour duel-screen cycle of "25 Short Films in and about Saskatchewan", an updated version of my 1999 super-8 project. Took a look after class today (brought a few grad students along). 


Tuesday, January 24, 2023


Feeling confident enough with my class tomorrow night that I let myself paint. It was a quick one and I did most of it while cookies were in the oven (oh, and I also did some baking). 

Monday, January 23, 2023

TV viewing last year

 At some point last summer, around when William and I finished the 1225 episodes of "Dark Shadows", I wrote down a list of the tv series that we had recently finished watching. After Dark Shadows, we went on to watch Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. I found this list around New Years and began adding all the other shows that I watched at least one season of last year. Some of these, like those mentioned above, included multiple seasons but are listed only once in this list. Many ongoing series are listed here as we would have watched the newest season. Some shows only had a handful of episodes. I list them all equally. Most I enjoyed. A few were terrible and I don't know why I finished them. Incomplete seasons are not mentioned. This is 45 different show. I'm both in awe and disgusted with myself. 

After Life
Bad Batch
Breaking Bad
Better Call Saul
Book of Boba Fett
Boys - Diabolical
Cuphead Show
Dark Shadows
Derry Girls
Doom Patrol
Irma Vep
Lovecraft Country
Made for Love
Moon Knight
Ms Marvel
Only Murderers in the Building
Our Flag Means Death
Paper Girls
Reginald the Vampire
Reservation Dogs
Rings of Power
Russian Doll
Solar Opposites
Space Force
Stranger Things
The Boys
The Kingdom
The Owl House
Umbrella Academy
Wolf Like Me

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Reading with cat

 Reading screenplays and other stuff today. Cat getting very clingy. 

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Art's Birthday

 Dunlop opening and artist talk today was in conflict with Art's Birthday event at Neutral Ground. Attended them both then William had a friend over to eat and play some Carcassonne (I lost). 

Friday, January 20, 2023

Margaret car trouble

I attended Wes's talk about Shakespeare festivals (with a large focus on Saskatoon's Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan) which was quite interesting. Some short descriptions of radical versions being performed in years gone by. Got home to find that Margaret had mishap with her car on the way to the staff conference this afternoon. 


Thursday, January 19, 2023

Unwinding after class

 Starting to get into the rhythm of the term with teaching focused on Tuesday to Thursday. By the end, I'm pretty burned out. Thursday evening might become a regular painting night (or just vegging in front of the tv).