Tuesday, April 28, 2015

TRU exhibition

We drove to Kamloops today for a tour of the graduating art exhibition at TRU. Heather Pratt-Johnson was our lovely guide through several rooms of diverse creations that included sculpture, paintings, photography, collage, video and mixed media. Wow! It was incredible!

Heather created an amazing display of cyanotype bubbles. Each bubble contains a portion of an underwater photograph that Heather has taken. Three of her small framed cyanotypes were purchased for TRU's permanent collection.

I couldn't resist taking this image of Heather silhouetted
against one of the exhibits!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

An offer

After several years of attempting to sell our house we have finally received an offer. We attribute arrival of the offer to the letter that John composed two weeks ago. In the letter we expressed gratitude to the house for 24 years of comfort, suggesting that it was time to release us for our next adventure. It was also time for the house to welcome new owners to this beautiful location.

So, on May 6th, we will know whether the house inspection is approved and the potential buyers have secured financing for the purchase. Meanwhile we are optimistic that everything will proceed smoothly and we will be forced to think about our future destination.

Today I decided to reduce the amount of paper in our file drawers. In the 1980's I owned a graphic design studio in Steveston BC. Samples of my designs still filled file folders in our home. Some of the clients were memorable, others were vague recollections. It was reassuring to see the creativity of my past, to acknowledge that I had met the expectations of many small businesses and several larger ones. There were even a few files from our early days in Salmon Arm. It was amazingly easy to release the drawings...to allow the recycling bin to claim them.

Jazz night

Jazz night in Salmon Arm

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Family fun

We made a short trip to Vancouver this weekend to visit with family.
After dinner tonight at our daughter's we all took the elevator to the rooftop
where Uncle Adrian demonstrated the multiple uses of a skateboard
to our grandson.

There was the "Seated-push-the-uncle" position!

But Augie's favourite was the "Uncle-riding-a-Harley" demonstration!

This position was complete with sound effects and tattoos!

Needless to say, the results were hilarious.

After Uncle Adrian was completely exhausted we visited the local ice cream parlour.

The final entertainment was a demonstration of "how to dip your beard in Nana's ice cream cone"!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Easter in Greece

Chronia Polla to our friends in Greece!!

This weekend Greece celebrated Orthodox Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2015


McGuire Lake is alive with birds!

This heron was patiently waiting for a fish to surface...

...and a red-winged blackbird was trying to attract a mate.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter weekend

Easter egg discovery!

Scootering at the skateboard park

Climbing the xylophone

Shoetree in the Shuswap!