I’ve just been looking thru my photos of the past week and, oh my word, we’ve done a lot.
Also, because we’ve been so busy, I haven’t been keeping up with my posts, so now that we’re into October, I thought it was time for a roundup round here.
Robbie is still in Vancouver, which is lovely for us,
and, with his help, I’ve been managing to work thru some tough decisions I have to make.
One easier decision is guessing the right time to return my indoor plants indoors.
I love letting them have an outdoor holiday over the summer, and I think they thrive more when they come back inside for the winter.
I’m also trying to gauge the right time to protect some less hardy plants which have to stay outside, like this phormium, a few scented geraniums, and two red bananas.
Last Friday was the last Shipyards Market for the season.
Not being here for the prime three months of the market season, we only really got a few Fridays in, but they were fun to the max.
We came down for supper.
We’d walk around all the food trucks and usually pick our favourite fish and chips.
Then a little ice cream or a sweet treat for dessert.
And then we would stay till closing, watching the city sparkle, listening to the band and having a little dance.
There hasn’t been much time for art lately, which I know is bad, but my therapy journal workshops have started again and it’s so lovely to see all my old friends who love to come journal with me and some new friend who can benefit from my approach.
In other news, I prepared several wood panel paintings for a demonstration and practical class for Culture Days at the Arts Council.
I love supporting my local arts council, and, face it guys, if you don’t support your local arts culture in your town, what will you have?
I had a full class with 20 people signed up and several more on the waitlist.
I taught them some collage and painting and transfer techniques which they can apply to wood panels and possibly enter the anonymous show at the Arts Council, which will be held at the end of October.
I supplied some ephemera, prints of my bird sketches, transparent paper and matte medium, and the council supplied the rest.
We only had an hour and half together, but everyone did a brilliant job!
The other news in our world is that we have been seriously contemplating a move out of North Vancouver into the country, but we’re not sure where.
Somewhere where there is a bit of land, not too far out of the city, not on a busy road, in the sunshine, with some trees, barns, a pond or stream or waterway…
…oh, and did I meantion that I want to take the hosue with me?
Crazy as it seems, I’m contemplating moving not just us, but the whole house and garden because I know full well that my beautiful Craftsman house will be bulldozed down to make way for a modern duplex on this lot the minute I sell it. Furthermore, all the garden plants, which I’ve saved from local construction sites in the first place, will be lost to the bulldozer too! I just can’t bring myself to allow that.
So as crazy at it seems, we might be in for a new adventure.
But then, there’s nothing new about that with us, is there? 😀