Sunday, January 31, 2021
Saturday, January 30, 2021
William got an idea for a drawing he'd like to do with charcoal and chalk (although he doesn't know how they mix). While it's not for a class (and he has homework most days), he started it. The drawing is unlike what I expected. More as he progresses.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021
Part of staying home all the time is the constant presence of the kitchen. Cooking and eating happens far too regularly. Even our favourite meals are becoming humdrum. Made Mickey Mouse pancakes. The whipped cream was sour so we just had some syrup.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
In an amazing act of generosity, Margaret became the recipient of three boxes of graphic novels from artist Martha Cole who is apparently downsizing. There is a huge sampling of different artists and styles. Wow. We'll be reading them for quite some time.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Sunday, January 17, 2021
I guess it is no longer unusual to spend the whole day, especially a weekend day, at home. Weather is nice but I'm still not drawn to go out. Subscribed to Disney Plus on Friday. Tons of good movies but I've seen most of them. Watched WandaVision, some Clone Wars (we've seen seasons 1-6 already so there are only 12 new episodes) and began The Mandalorian. Also watched Return to Oz with William because it's always been regarded as the most bizarrely scary Oz version with its electro-shock therapy which will allow her to never be bothered by memories of Oz again.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
Met with Sandra for a while today. Zoom can sometimes be good for going through details of a video. I gave her notes as we moved through it slowly. At the end, I realized that I needed to create a bit of a "how to" video to help her through some discrete aspects of After Effects so I based everything around this drawing I did. Don't know why this person is smiling so much. I just wanted some tones and soft edges and clear contrasts. I also wanted the image to be photographed poorly, and thus the shadow of my hand across the image.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Christmas tree stayed up for slightly over a month. By the end, it wasn't even dry and hadn't begun dropping all its needles. I guess the extra cost paid off. It was smaller than usual so here are all the ornaments. I took it all down, put all the ornaments and lights away, cleaned the space, and put everything back into pre-Christmas mode by myself.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Last night there was apparently a cloud of new fish in the tank. I didn't see them but I was told. Today there are about 8 small ones. I think the white fish is the mother. She's getting very aggressive, butting the darker fish whenever she sees him. I think he is eating the babies.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Margaret joined her collage collective at the Balkwill Centre to work on a touring book show. They have been sent books that each collective around the world has a member do a different page within. Everyone was masked and so on of course.
Friday, January 8, 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
12 years ago I bought William the Lego set from the Mars Mission series called "The Crystal Reaper". A cool space machine but the images of it in the instructions really bothered me. I wrote an article about it (rather flimsy, but just a freebee thing for a now defunct online mag) but I could not include any images with the article because by that time the set had been disassembled.
Over the past few days William and I searched out (most of) the pieces and he started re-assembling it. More later.
Monday, January 4, 2021
William and Fred both had eye check-ups. William needs an adjustment to his prescription and was looking at glasses. Fred's search took quite a while so William opted out of looking further. He's only had his for two years and one of those years has been spent at home.
Sunday, January 3, 2021
William and I went for a walk. Picked up a camera from Sandra and Brad, then dropped in to the candy store (no soft serve). Found some remnants of a snow sculpture from a lost civilization. Later we went to a fire pit session Gerda hosted in her yard. Joanne and Michael were there. Talked philosophy.