Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Monday, August 28, 2023
I painted a Canon 814 super 8 camera that Gavin lent me (above). As I started it, I felt certain that I've handled, and possibly painted, this model before. As the side of the camera has nice details and is roughly the size of my canvas, I opted to paint it straight on from that side. The feeling of familiarity lingered. Sure enough, not only had I painted it before (from Dianne, three years ago, below), but I painted it from the same angle and side.
Sunday, August 27, 2023
Also finally saw the window display at Neutral Ground with the video and artifacts by Jane McCreight.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Friday, August 25, 2023
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
William is further developing his robot tv show. These scissors are a part of it. They inspire him.
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Monday, August 21, 2023
I'd hoped to paint a lot more this summer but numerous distractions have prevented it. This is only the second painting of the month. I have a backlog of about 6 or 7. Registered for the course at the Balkwill for the fall so that might help keep me on track.
Sunday, August 20, 2023
First thing this morning, William's 22nd birthday, we turned on his radio show (9:00 am) and listened to to air. I'm the only one to hear it in advance (I suppose the radio station could have listened, but I don't think they have that much time on their hands). This was a special episode where Geremy hosted and Margaret and I were primary guests on site, and remote recordings were added from Gavin DeLint, Erik Sirke, Victora Beahm, and Allan Dotson. William grinned uncontrollably for the whole 41 minutes as everyone talked about William's daily drawings instead of the newspaper comics. Later in the morning we visited the grandparents then came home to play video games (Geremy and Rory joined us and had loads of fun) and then Emma came and we played a few hours (didn't conclude) of Carcassonne.
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Margaret gave William and early birthday gift; the new ghost Carcassonne set. We played it at the gaming café last week while William was recording a radio show with Nicole's friends. It can be played two ways. It can be added to the existing set, or more uniquely it can be played as a cooperative stand alone game. That is what we did this evening. We lost and reset a couple times and lost some more (we beat the first two trials but not the final). Fun to work together sometimes.
Friday, August 18, 2023
After having burned half of my own apples, I picked apples from Gertrud's tree today and began cooking up a new batch of apple sauce. I am returning to my older method of turning the head on for only short periods of time and then off to get them slowly cool and cook in the residual head. This will take a day to do the four large pots of apples (took until Saturday when I jarred 29 jars).
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Margaret's dad woke up this morning at his regular time (surprising given that he was at the hospital until midnight) and is right as rain (whatever that means). I spent the day in front of the tv and catching up on emails.
Monday, August 14, 2023
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Making our way back. I hadn't wanted to do two drives in a row but this makes three (due to the side trip yesterday). We arrived in Calgary too late to see Michelle. I'd like to stay another day so that we can see her, but there is a feeling that we should continue home.
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Friday, August 11, 2023
Priority of the day was to meet Nicole's friends at her regular gaming cafe. Pretty good time. William did recordings there as well as at breakfast, so we should have another couple shows in the bank.
Thursday, August 10, 2023
|Cousins William, Katherine, and Quinn.|
Whole day with Katherine, starting with a great breakfast close to our hotel, then Granville Island (bit touristy for my taste, but we met an artist who studied with Jeannie Mah and bought a small work by her). Saw some Fafard's but didn't climb on them this time. Played a game in Katherine's apartment. Eventually connected for supper with Adele and Quinn and Annaliese.
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Monday, August 7, 2023
William really wanted to try the climbing wall that he'd fallen in love with in 2009. Margaret convinced him that it was for kids, although I think he might find it more challenging today than back then. Compare: https://geraldsaul.blogspot.com/2009/08/vacation-day-7.html