A few months ago I attended a wonderful evening called Paint Nite. You can read about it and see my painting here. I also wrote about another paint night that my daughter, Candice gave me, as a gift. You can read about that here. Yesterday was paint nite. This will hang in “Owliver’s” room.
My little Shih Tsu is a funny girl. She likes to ride on my shoulders or behind my back when in the car. I usually bring her crate when I’m driving. When I take her for a walk with my grandson, Oliver, in the stroller she walks for five minutes then travels in style for… Read More Boo Likes to Ride in Style
I come from a family of redheads. Both my grandmothers had red hair and my mother thought all her children would be “gingers”. I was her first born and she was sure she was correct. Her three other children do not have red hair. I’m the only one. Only one of my dad’s four siblings… Read More Gingers!
My Spring garden is really pretty this year. The forget me nots and silver dollars are really showing off.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the Art Gallery of Ontario (also known locally as the AGO) in Toronto. You can read a little more about that here. We Canadians are particularly proud of our artists and especially the Group of Seven. Here is some information. I was very excited to be able to see a… Read More Are You Familiar With the Group of Seven?
I’m so lucky to work in a High School. I work in an art class this semester and you can read more about art class here. Today we had a class trip into Toronto to go to the art gallery. It’s such a rich experience seeing art from the Renaissance period and famous pieces from artists… Read More I Spent the Morning at the Art Gallery of Ontario
A few years ago I fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting Prince Edward Island. You can read more about my trip here. One thing I was not prepared for was how remote and rural the locations of the lighthouses were. I expected them to be very “touristy” with many attractions, restaurants and commercialism. I was pleasantly… Read More Lighthouses
There was a series of articles in the Toronto Star newspaper last week about how restaurants treat their employees very badly. You can read them here. My nephew, Matt was not paid for several weeks at a restaurant he worked in and eventually quit. Justine also had a terribly sad experience working in that field as… Read More Justine’s Heartbreaking Job (excerpt from my book)