Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Countdown No. 1

Just printed out the letter advising my landlady that I am vacating the cellar at the end of March. Now I have 60 days to find a halfway decent place above ground, near the Yonge subway line (within a 10-15 minute walk anyway) for $1000 or less. Think I can do it?

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Look kids - Big Ben! Parliament!

I travelled over 5000 miles today, and the woman in front of me kept sniffling and snorting, which I hate - use a tissue for gawd's sake - and the baby three rows ahead of me cried and cried and cried and cried for pretty much the entire flight - so I'm just the tiniest bit worn out. The way you are, after such a journey. So I'm just posting these photos for now, without description. They should be worth a couple of thousand words any way.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Hop to it

I am supposed to be packing for my conference in Ottawa but I'm putting it off and posting pictures of cute bunny rabbits who live in the juniper bushes at work. Because I hate packing. Especially in June, when the weather can't decide to be cold or hot. How the hell am I supposed to pack for that? I've been bare-legged and short-skirted since the third week of May, and I'm freezing my tochas off. I've had to "dress up" with long-sleeved sweaters two Saturday nights in a row now - once for a Confirmation and once for a post-wedding hooha. It's June, goddammit! It's supposed to be strappy-sandals-and-gauzy dresses weather, and I'm wearing long sleeves and goosebumps.

OK, OK, I'll pack now. I'll guess I'll blog again when I get back. Oh, there will be an onsite "internet cafe" at the conference, but hello - it's a national conference of librarians. The only line-up that will rival that one is the line outside the ladies' room. I'll be in my mid-thirties before I get a chance to post (or pee).

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

News News

I wish some times this hting had a computer voice. And that voice would be a circa 1890's newsie hawking the extra press. Do they even make the extra eddition? I have never in my life seen one. Anyway, horid article from Style Weekly on parking problems in the fan. Yes I read it, and found it without any substance to show cause for the parking problem. I haven't had my coffee yet, and it is the first day of classes. My dreams last night were quite eventful. Had another one of my now normal seige dreams. Where zombies, or fighters, or crazy people are trying to take over some town, fort, or building that a select few people with me are holding up in. They have been happening a hell of a lot recently, and are actually starting to scare me. I guess in real life since I just worry so much and don't get a lot done, that in my dreams I have to act quick and think about it later. I hope it is just a symptom of stress and in a short while they will stop. Reading a great play, "A Man's A Man." By our favorite social agitator, Brecht. I keep wanting to call him Bertold, but I don't think that is his first name. Anyway, it relates extremely to the Laurie Anderson Video I just watched about what "Oh Superman" is all about. They both use song to externalize the post-m. age. Let's hope this thing tomorrow has spell checker working again. Cause I already see two missspellings that I don't know how to fix without spell checker.
TO all my students, good luck today finding a parking spot. YOu should buy a bike, but don't park it under the pollak building. And Joe Seipel.... Put some lights on that thing at night. Safety of your students is at risk mister!


Class today was super fun. I'm so happy that I have goofballs in my room. Why in the world are ex-students of mine back in the same room with me. Didn't they learn that I don't play by the rules? What gives? I ask myself knowingly.

Please visit us at research for the movie the current project that is actually much better than this one ever was.

New Video

New Genres

Last night I walked in a circle for an hour trying to figure out what I was doing the minute I started walking in the circle. I was attempting to discover my initial thought by circling around it 200 times. I ended up dizzy, and sick. I thought typing about it would get it out of my system and help me to understand my mistake in the process of making the video. Or perhaps it was the camera being on that facilitated my nervous stomach. Perhaps it was the radiation waves that came from the camera that made me feel uneasy inside.
It could have been the car sound that kept driving by, or the fact that I didn’t want the camera to fall from it’s precarious spot in the rafters. I don’t know if it might have been a combination of these things, or the fact that I didn’t have any food in my stomach, and hadn’t drunk much water that day.

I thought of all these things after the fact, I don't remember what I was thinking durring the video, but these things are important and need to be inside the video somehow. Perhaps a new video, of me watching the old one, and commenting on it somehow. that might be interesting. That might illuminate the action better.

Keep Posting?

People (five) have been telling me to keep writing and posting about art, school, and just thoughts.

C3, whatever that is, has asked me to join them for a meeting about setting up a networking team for Richmond Artists. I have my fears, but think why not. Why not go and meet some more people, make some connections, talk up my work, and dream about having another "Orange Door."

Saw the new work of old friend, Heide Trepanier the other night. Her show on Main is quite strong. I have heard some gawk about her paintings for a while now, and blame it on envy. Yes her paintings look easy, simple, and quick. But she is doing them, and you aren't. You might have been doing them in your bedroom for 6 years, but she got them out first. There seems to be a rule that if something is in the air, some idea, project, art piece, you must go ahead and get it out there because someone else will if you don't. Myron used to say "don't worry about someone stealing your ideas, cause you will have more." I couldn't agree more. Yes it hurts but so be it. Anyway, Heide, I am sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to you about the new work. you have big shots around you. I was hungry and tired. But nothing makes me happier than to see someone who deserves success recieve it.

The Cal Arts exchange show is approaching soon. I finished editing some new video as a comp to mail off. I'm not super happy with it, but the school wouldn't do my original idea. (Buy 100 bucks worth of Fruit and put it in the gallery)

Sent out five job applications, need to get my refference letters back from, well, my refferences. Worked on the course ideas for NEW GENRES that I teach in three days. Quite Scared but also excited.

Julia is hanging out with an old friend, and I wish I purchased a gift card for a free portrait of us at WalMart. That would have been a funny thing to give to people.

Joel, bless his heart, helped me get the website back up. And I am so happy about it.

Review of shows, well, nothing really hit me that much. I dug ADA he is all that is left on Broad other than 1708 that I even walk into now. John has a good eye for smart work.

Fiore's show looks great, and I am sure she will just keep cranking away. I hate that she figured out how to do drawings form fireworks.... But I'll have another idea tomorrow.