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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ghost photography workshop

Although it was apparently scheduled, neither Margaret nor I were aware that the power was to be shut off at our house from 9am to 3pm. Not only that, but the power was actually off until past 6 when we left for supper, being unable to eat at home. I did manage to present the ghost photography workshop in the YAAG as scheduled in the Cathedral Arts Festival pop up gallery guide. I had about 15 people come by and get photos taken. I didn't manage to create a hand out to explain stuff, but did it all orally. It went well. In the middle of it all the cable guys arrived to increase my internet speed.  After supper at the diner, William and I went to see Trudy Stewart's film she made with Noel Starblanket. Great crowd and great discussion. Quite an evening. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Filmpool Premiere night

Filmpool moved its Screening Under the Steeple screening from Friday to Tuesday this year to accommodate people who wanted to go to Yorkton Film Festival. They also made it a curated (by Ella) premiere night. The crowd was intimate but appreciative. My film "The End of Another Day (a Wheat Soup story)" screened publicly for the first time and was received well.
William and I watched the first two episodes of the new Twin Peaks on CraveTV. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Canister spotted at the Cathedral Festival parade

While many ran if fear, not even the police stationed around the perimeter dared to evict the dangerously unwelcome Canister the Robot from the Cathedral Arts Festival parade this morning.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dad is recovering well

Since dad got out of the hospital Thursday evening, he has been doing quite well. He was in the hospital for almost 9 days, the first two being mostly non-responsive he was so sick. There were quite a few symptoms so there were quite a few tests but eventually they determined that his gall bladder was the primary culprit. With gall stones and other bile and junk plugging it up, he got really sick and it threw off blood sugar and digestion and many other things. It is temporarily fixed but will be removed in a few weeks. Other than some lack of energy, he is back to his old self.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

William shoots super-8

I helped William shoot his "One Take Super 8" film today. We picked up his friend Xander to play one of the roles. William wrote a very complex (albeit surreal and confusing) script which considers every action of this short silent film. I'm quite impressed.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Maureen and Alex Janvier exhibition

The opening of the  Alex Janvier exhibition at the MacKenzie this evening was incredible. We visited with dad and family before going so we ended up missing all the talks but Maureen came with us. We'd hoped to go for ice cream afterwards but it was a bit late and cold out. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Preparing for Cathedral Arts Festival

This evening was a session at the AGR to ramp up for the Cathedral Festival. Some of the artists doing big stuff did short talks including Sylvia who is building a giant crow puppet, Eric who is doing some drone work which in turn is ramping up for his Swamp Fest (which I think conflicts with my beer launch in September), Brendon Schick who is running the street painting initiative, and Fada Dance who are doing some variation on their interactive work from last year. William will be doing some volunteering on Monday.
Dad got out of the hospital today. He still has some surgery to return for in two or three weeks.