Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Scattered Pic-churs

Here are a couple of pics from our trip. I have been thinking about my trip a lot lately (maybe trying to escape the present..lol).

This is us getting a Christmas ornament from Matt's family-it is the first ornament we received for baby! It is made out of Matt's blanket from when he was a little wee baby...

How could you not love this man-look how happy and excited he is! I love that he is pointing to my tummy to notify others that there is a baby in there,and that that is who the ornament is for.

Last but not least, this is my Mom, Matthew and I at Whitepoint Beach. This is just hours after we got engaged. Exciting stuff, no?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Good things come in big bellies...

So here is my tummy at week 25. I feel baby kicking ALL of the time. I thought it would be weird, but I really like it...It is very comforting. Matt felt it for the first time 2 weeks ago. He liked it too. :) Babies are cool.

Also, CONGRATULATIONS to Bex and Ez on the arrival of wee lil' Leif. Becca you are a rockstar. Reminds me of how one year ago, Erin, Becca and I were knee-dip in sake and sushi...My how things change....Love you girls.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Robert Graham

Good lord: My boss introduced me to the artist Robert Graham. Brillllliant.


I just found out that I got 2 tix for the sold out Sigur Ros show tonight!!!! This is a dream come true and I absolutely cannot wait!I have wanted to see them for years. People are being really big meanies and trying to sell their tix on craigslist for 150$ each. Bad karma...

Monday, October 6, 2008

For Erin....

Stumbled across these two gems from 2000....yowsa!


Two artists that I have been watching recently are Jason Polan and Maxwell Loren Holyoke Hirsch. I was recently in contact with MLHH and much to my delight he has just updated his website. It is stocked full of goodies like this:

and this:

He has loads of work that will blow your mind. I recommend checking out his illustrations section. Wowsa.

Second up: Jason Polan! Now I swear that this is the nicest person I have ever not met. A few months back I bought the ridiculously entertaining "The Every Piece of Art In The Museum of Modern Art Book". Now, you can buy this book for a mere $20 US,

OR you could take full advantage of Polan's insane creativity and grab this:

Deluxe Edition $100

Included in the Deluxe Edition:

* The Every Piece Of Art In The Museum Of Modern Art Book
* Complimentary admission and guided tour, by Jason Polan, of The Museum Of Modern Art
* A hotdog or pretzel right after your tour
* Your favorite piece of art at the Museum Of Modern Art hand drawn for you

I am certain that I will be posting more about Jason as I am completely infatuated with his attempt at combining artistic practice with humanity skills. Jason Polan-I applaud you.

P.S. Check out the sweet little note that he sent along with the book.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I feel so grown up...

On Saturday morning, Matthew and I woke up bright and early to walk to the beach to watch the sunrise over the Atlantic's crashing waves. We were all huddled up under our Tidewatch blanket. We were talking about how much fun our vacation had been, when he pointed to a rock to my right. 'What does that say?, he asked me. I leaned forward to get a better look...and this is what I read:

For anyone who knows Matthew, you know that this is the most perfect way he could have possibly asked me. He is such a kid at heart, and that is why I love him.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What a Difference a Day Makes...

Holy Macaroni. I have just fallen completely head over heels in love. Today, Matt and I saw our little baby! Baby was sucking its thumb and Momma lost it. Mr. Ultrasound Man had to keep chasing baby's feet around cause baby was excited to meet Mom and Dad too. I just cant believe it-what a beautiful beautiful experience....

Now let me introduce you to our little one:

Friday, September 19, 2008


I thought belly buttons weren't supposed to start popping until later. Hmmmmmph. Dr. said there is no such thing as 'supposed to' in pregnancy. 18 weeks and going strong.

'Somethings' I love 2

Photo booths with Matthew.

First purchase for baby's room. (Endangered species of the British Isles ABC poster)

Super Mewf!

Grandma. Miss. You.

Too sweet to pass up.

This video reminds me of two things both related to my Mom. One: she used to collect these odd sculptures of heads: fisherman, pirates, old, young...we had a huge collection that hung on the wall. Second: my Mom sending me to camp! Some of my bestest, most favouritest memories are from sitting around the ol' campfire singing rounds. I know I just posted about the Fleet Foxes, but after seeing them on Tuesday and falling even more in love, I am allowed.

And this is my favourite picture of the night: taken by my true love-Matthew.

Monday, September 15, 2008


My cute little pregnant friend sent me this excerpt from a book (“Science, Soul and the Spirit of Nature: Leading Thinkers on the Restoration of Man and Creation.” By Irene van Lippe-Biesterfeld) she is currently reading and it has really resonated with me: Humility! Where are you?????

"I think that love is an active NRG while gratitude is a passive NRG. In terms of the sun and moon, perhaps the sun is love, the active NRG. The moon is gratitude, the passive NRG. In the case of fire and water, fire is love and water is gratitude.
Water is H2O. Nobody knows why H2O makes water. Because fire cannot burn with out oxygen (O), O could be considered love. And hydrogen (H) would be gratitude. So two gratitude’s and one love together (H2O) make up the basic composition of water…One love and two gratitude’s. A metaphor for this may be, for instance, a fish who produces roe-its babies-but lets other fish eat its roe. This is one love and two gratitude’s on the wa (harmony) of nature. Love is “for me, for me” gratitude is “for you, for you”.
Now we humans have reduced the composition to one love and one gratitude. That’s why this world has become materialistic. The population increased and nature was destroyed. But the essence of water, of nature, is one love and two gratitude’s. If we understand it and if we live accordingly, we can quickly return to the way it used to be.
I hope you understand: In this case, I refer to the Japanese conception of love. I am very aware that Westerners have specific sensitivity about love. But true love consists of one love and two gratitudes. I hope you understand."

Exerpt From Masaru Emoto, when asked about What is Love?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The most beautiful songs in the world.

Have you ever heard a song and been so moved or so inspired that you cry? If you haven't I recommend the following:

Sigur Ros: Glosoli
Flaming Lips: Do you Realize
KD Lang OR Jeff Buckley: Hallelujah
Ludwig van Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata

And just to get you started, here is Glosoli. I once gave a presentation on this video and how it reflectd modern art ideals. It was for my 20th Century Art History class.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Baby Bumps and growing rumps...

I am 17 weeks pregnant today! I got this shirt for 9$.Thank you Urban Planet for your weirdly successful store.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Could this be any prettier?

i scored 4 tickets to the fleet foxes at richards on richards next tuesday: how beautiful is their music? this is a cover i stumbled upon with two girls singing in the middle of a forest- perfect. they are 15 and 17 year old Klara & Johanna Söderberg from just outside of Stockholm. their band is called First Aid Kit, and they are very worthy of being on repeat for at least one day....

Somethings I love....

i have been feeling sad lately, and was advised to start concentrating on the things in my life that i love...here are a few.............

fresh tomatoes
best friend

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Fine Art Doll Collection

I am very excited to say that through all my years of education, and my favourite professor constantly encouraging me to look at craft as art...I finally get it. I am not saying that I have completely reconciled how a quilt and a painting can exist in the same category, but then again, how do painting and sculpture?! What does make sense to me now is that categories are unimportant, and that each work should be valued for the imagination and skill used to create them.

I have recently started my art collection, and to my surprise, I am beginning with 2 dolls. My first piece is a Fierce Bunny created by Vancouver artist Sonja Ahlers. His name is Grandpa and he is created from lambswool and then tea-dyed a lovely cream colour. If anyone is interested in these adorable and artistically playful bunnies, visit the James Harris Gallery website at www.jamesharrisgallery.com. To view more of her prints and collages (which are equally as fabulous, visit www.ateliergallery.ca

My second addition to my collection is a ridiculously cool doll created by Winnipeg artist, Suzie Smith. Suzie screenprints images onto fabric and sews them into shape. She created 8 different dolls: Frida Kahlo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Courtney Love, Guerrilla Girl, Johnny Cash, Yoko Ono, Nina Simone, and oops...I can't remember the last one right now...Anyhow, because of a show I am curating at the Atelier Gallery, Suzie sent me my very own 'Guerrilla Girl'! I remeber now! It is the fabulous Tina Turner