Thursday, 23 May 2019

Family Rules

Some rules to live by......


Monday, 13 May 2019

Pie, anyone?

Canada first began issuing postage stamps in 1851 with the 3-pence beaver stamp designed by Sandford Fleming.   Since then, Canada has issued over 3,000 different stamp designs. Each stamp focuses on a piece of Canada's history and pride.

I had to smile when I went to the Post Office to get a book of the latest stamps. I could not wait to get  my teeth into some of these truly typical Canadian desserts, my mouth is watering!
Mmmmm Delicious!!!!

No I didn't have to lick them, they are already gummed. They should be pie-flavoured!
Pictures from Canada Post.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Heat!

This art installation of HEAT is the concept of Grade 7 science students at a local elementary school.

The students began by brainstorming what they knew about heat - how it affects the environment, what is good and bad about it, how it makes them feel, what colours would best represent heat, and then came up with a way to demonstrate their ideas visually.

They felt that it is important to show heat as energy and that it can move, and that warm colours best represented this. Each student created an individual "atom" that makes up the explosion of creativity, colour and science that is HEAT!


Saturday, 11 May 2019

The Young at Art

The current exhibition at our small Art Gallery features the artwork of students at some of the local elementary schools. Obviously creativity is alive and well with our young people. And congratulations to the teachers who guide them and give them opportunity to express themselves.





Update on our Art Show and Sale last weekend: I sold 6 paintings! I was very surprised and very happy. The weather was good, we had electricity the whole weekend, not like last year's disaster with the power cut. And we had more than 300 people through the door over the whole weekend, a great total for an amateur Art Show held in a rural Commnunity Hall with the only access up a muddy lane! But the weekend was not without it's share of drama. I parked on the grass and got stuck in the mud and had to be pushed out. Many thanks to my brawny rescuers!

Friday, 3 May 2019

Invitation to an Art Show

This weekend the Lemonville Group of Artists are holding their annual Art Show and Sale at the Lemonville Community Centre. The muddy lane to the Community Centre has been graded, the spring potholes have been filled. The cookies have been baked. The lemonade is in the fridge (sorry, no wine, we need a license for that). The art works are ready to hang, we'll be doing that this afternoon. The "SOLD" red dots are waiting to be used.
Fingers crossed for good weather. Last year we had a fierce windstorm and no power for the whole weekend. It was Art in the Dark!
And then it will be time for the Grand Opening. You are all invited!

Monday, 29 April 2019

Muskrat Meanderings

There's a large pond at the end of my street and I quite often go for a walk round the neighbourhood and end up on the path around the pond. A home for frogs and small fish, and a blue heron.
Last summer I noticed a small aquatic animal swimming around but it was hard to get a good look. Too small to be a beaver, and there weren't any chewed up trees. I decided it must be a muskrat.
Now that the ice and snow have disappeared, I wondered if Mr Muskrat had survived the winter, and yes, there he is, happily swimming around.


So far Mr Muskrat seems to have the whole pond to himself, but I wonder if there will be a Mrs Muskrat and some babies later in the spring. I'll keep watching. And maybe get some better photos.

Friday, 26 April 2019

AAP again

(Here we go with blog post 1001!!!!!)
A few more of the works that the AAP Collective has on display at the Town Offices until the end of May. The group started mainly to discuss art and exchange ideas, but it's morphed into an interesting blend of both amateur and professional artists who are experimenting with different creative projects and learning from each other. Among our numbers we have a potter, specialists in watercolour and acrylic, an indigenous artist, and a sumi-e artist.
I blogged some photos of last year's Town Offices exhibition here.