Saturday, October 31, 2009

a day full of red bricks

best chocolate I've ever tasted... and I'm not much of a chocolate person.
lightly salted toasted corn tumbled in Costa Rican Milk Chocolate
go to SOMA

a lovely day spent at distillery district.
truly a day to remember*

fall is here... for now.

2067 crafting the future

congrats Rozi*

arta gallery

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

awesome things #749 - 700

#743 Taking your high heels off at the end of the night and walking home in bare feet
and guys will never know... well most of guys....

#734 When the free bread they bring you at the restaurant is warm
And they are free, no matter how much you ask for them, they just keep comin'.

#731 An inbox of personal emails when you wake up in the morning
always welcome.

#724 Placing the last piece of the puzzle
as I have felt this satisfaction not too long ago.

Hannah Claus, delestages, Harbourfront Centre Main Gallery, 2009. Photo by Tom Bilenkey.

#720 The final seconds of untangling a really big knot
I have to say... I spent a very long time untangling this summer. I must say, I think I am getting better at it day after day. It's not something I'd like to continue to do though... gorgeous piece.

#703 Finding the perfect patch of grass to sit on at the park
I hate grass stains.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


"so lazy...."

Raffy Ochoa, Benny, 2007.

"chase and chased"

Nicholas Shick, Chase, 2009.

"collision ahead"

Nathalie Quagliotto, Maturity Correlation, 2008.

"spinning on balls"

Warren Quigley, Erratic, 2009.

Having too much fun at work.
Play/Ground (Curated by Patrick Macaulay)
September 26 to November 08, 2009
Visual Arts at Harbourfront Centre <-click!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Carlo Cesta: Sleep Country


Carlo Cesta: Sleep Country
17 October to 14 November 2009
Opening Saturday 17 October from 3 to 6

Carlo Cesta’s exhibition Sleep Country can be read as a meditation on the prosaic world of objects and everyday materials. The sculptures merge metaphorical objects (garage doors, wagon wheels, security bars and the like) with formal sculptural strategies. Gentle references subvert pure abstraction and static minimalist forms aspire towards fluid meanings. Sleep Country takes the urban landscape as a point of departure drawing the viewer into a deeper space where public and private intersect, histories overlap and siestas rule.

Carlo Cesta was born in Toronto in 1958. He studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada, completing a year of study in Florence, Italy and graduating in 1980. He has exhibited his works extensively since the early '80s. Cesta was a featured artist of Perspective 94 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. His exhibitions include: Dalgas Underground, Copenhagen, Denmark (1996), Rococo Tattoo (1997) The Power Plant, Toronto, (1997), Slowdownspeedfreak (2001), the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Beyond/In Western New York (2005), Hallwalls, Buffalo N.Y., USA, Canadian Club (2005), Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France, hic (2006) Installations and Interventions at Hart House, Toronto, and International House of Sunshine (2007), at Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.

Diaz Contemporary
100 Niagara Street
Toronto, ON M5V 1C5

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 to 6 or by appointment


Always encourages me to go see a show of the artist exhibited at Harbourfront Centre. Indeed!

secure buttons

28 uses for everyday items

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The more and more I talk to Carly about knitting, it's making me want to knit knit knit!!
I currently am deciding on...

Fingerless Gloves, homelab (Etsy)

Cranberry Handwarmers, crazyjaneknits (Etsy)

Arm Warmers, pureandcosy (Etsy)

or some neat lunch bags, since I am actually packing lunch now...

Alynxia's Little Knitted Acorn Project Bag

Christine Bag by Knittingnonstop (This is little fancy for lunch bag, but a very cute purse!!!)

Booga Bag,

Knit Wool Purse, valeriesgallery (Etsy)

I haven't tried bags yet, but had made couple of mittens before...
I really can't decide now.....!!!!!
Maybe I should go wool shopping first... ;-S

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

After talking to Carly about knitting, I went home and dug out my knitting box.
I found knitted portion of scarf in the box that I had no idea about. So I think I will turn it in to a cowl, since I don't have much time for a scarf this year, plus this pattern is going to take me forever to finish.

Of course, Milly loves the warmth and used the scarf as a blanket. It's actually a perfect size for her at this point. Maybe I will make it into Milly's little blanket. lol...

m i l l y

Back in September when I had long hair...
Outing with Milly to Toronto Island.
Thanks BQ for amazing photos.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

lovely home

A wonderful night of all you can eat BBQ and small and long sleepless talks.