I never understand why they build web cams with such piss poor stands. The one I have has a flimsy bending part with no swivel action so when it is set atop your monitor it has about a 15 degree tilt, with difficulty, and no side to side. I wanted it closer to eye level so I've repurposed this metal stand from a magnifier to hold it. The position is good but I have no place to put it to get it out of the way when I am not on camera. Small sacrifice.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
Margaret and I were talking with Sandee Moore about a little project with the AGR in the colours of the Saskatchewan flag. It's a little online display, uncurated and unpaid, but an interesting way to be involved with the gallery this month. She facetimed us around the work in progress in the space as it looks today. We have until Monday morning. I am inspired by the suggestion that Jess is going to include a green apple with hers....
Thursday, May 28, 2020
I've written about this before so I'll summarize. The sidewalk in front of my next door neighbour has been dug up for a long time. Last year when I saw other repairs being marked off, I wrote to the city to ask why this part wasn't being repaired. They replied that they got the message but did nothing. Months later, in the fall, I found a photo (below) from March 2016 of the original digging. I sent this to the city (to the person who relied to the first message) and Margaret got the phone call reply saying they found the order to destroy the sidewalk but the order to repair it was lost and that they won't have time in the fall. So anyway, they are finally here and digging and cutting again. Sad to see that we never move our furniture.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
What have I been doing creatively? I notice that my blog posts seem to be about other people, about the Cathedral Festival, and about jobs around the house. However this is a poor represtation of my day to day life thiese past two monts which have been dense with projects. Mostly I work on Sock-Vile, which I open the computer sessions for every single day (although longer some days than others). It is nearly at a picture cut. William and I watched the three 30 minute chapters in order for the first time and had a blast. It is seriously flawed in parts, and I'll do what I can to fix the problems, but to some extent this doesn't matter. It is a wild and funny ride and if it fails, it won't be because some plot points don't make sense. I'm really proud of what the sudents did and what I've been able to accomplish with it.
Last week I made a six minute film that I launched for the Cathedral Fesitval in lieu of having a pop up gallery in YAAG. I collected about 100 shots (i'd hoped to collect 600) and it turned out pretty sweet. Here is the page for it (Spelling Lesson).
I've been painting more cameras. Wayne Selby lent me four that I didn't have. My mom lent me hers.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Had a plumber friend of Allan's in today to assess the sink. There is a leek and she gave us some good advice. I felt positive that she lives in an old house too and was not judgmental about the craziness that goes on with renovations. Anyway, we'll be getting a new faucet, something we've needed for quite a while. A completely different leak was also discovered, so it was a good session.
As part of the Cathedral Festival, there was a video slide show of selected photographs outside of the Balkwill Centre. I had a few images from past festivals shown.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
William is taking a math class this way. He was a couple minutes late today, even though he doesn't have to get dressed and the class is five paces from his bed.