Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Sunday, November 03, 2013
|Joe Fresh gloves at Loblaws|
Also in the winter, I lose mittens. And toques. On Thursday morning, I lost my toque and a pair of mittens when I got off the bus.
So since then, I have been looking for low-price mittens and toques. I have been to the Bay, Winners, Sports Experts, Giant Tiger, Dollarama, Value Village, Loblaws and several other stores.
I did find some low-price hats. The best find was a $2.50 toque at Dollarama yesterday. Today, it occurred to me I should have bought five or six of them. I'll probably need them all eventually, and in the meantime, I'd have them on hand if I acquire a group of henchmen.
None of these places had low-price mittens. Only gloves. What is up with that?
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Today, Manon and I had a good time, learned how to make stained glass panels, and came out of it with two pieces we'll be happy to hang in the window.
|Ryan demonstrating soldering|
If you're thinking of taking a beginner stained glass course, we would strongly recommend going to Northern Art Glass on Gladstone Avenue. Our teacher, Ryan, did an excellent job of telling us what we needed to learn when we needed to learn it and being really sweet when we screwed up.
Mind you, screwing up is not such a big deal with stained glass. It's more forgiving than you would expect.
|"Remember," I kept saying, "perfectionism is the enemy of art."|
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Had a fine time at Blue Skies (until I got sick, but you don't need to hear about that). And I picked up a tip for parents of active children.
Say you've got a child who loves to race around and won't stop no matter what you say. This might not work on every kid and it might not work all the time, but try pointing a camera at them.
These little guys were racing around like maniacs. I thought I might get some great action shots of them, but as soon as they spotted me with my camera they came to an abrupt halt and gave me big smiles until I put the camera down. Even then they watched me to see if I'd pull it out again.
My other shots of Blue Skies are on Flickr. They include a series of Magoo doing his shower demonstration (an annual highlight for me - especially as it's followed by his sweet Safari Suit song), and De Temps Antan at their morning workshop.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
- Eve Goldberg (Leading the Ukulele Orchestra)
- Magoo (his website does not actually say he’ll be there, but Wendell Ferguson says he will)
About tickets: I cannot help you get tickets. I'm lucky to get tickets myself and I certainly don't get one of those primo camping spots that are somehow already taken when the gates open on Friday morning. I cannot help you get tickets even if they are for a friend who only has 6 months to live and whose only wish is to camp at Blue Skies. You might try your luck with the hundreds of other people looking for tickets at the Facebook Group.
For more unofficial information on Blue Skies, see my other postings:
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