my cups and bowls from second ceramic class.
they are much lighter and thinner than the ones from the first class.
i'm getting used to throwing and trimming now.
i love it, except pulling handles... and glazing... it's just tooooooo hard... :,(
next class: large bowls/plates and elaborate decoration.
i had so much fun at the new board game cafe on bloor, snakes&lattees.
this game was so cute, simple and fun... there were so many games there... i'd love to try them all... but it will take ages.. their entire wall is covered with games games and games.. this little cozy place is to be one of my fave spot in t.o. however, long waiting line is not...
today was the last day of my second ceramic class. it was so much fun, again, and i want to take more!!!!
last day is glazing day..... i made 13 vessels total... all better than my first batch.. so far...... and hopefully after final firing, they will turn out the way i imagined. i am getting a hang of wedging, throwing, trimming but glazing i find the hardest, even professionals are surprised by the outcome of the hot hot hot kiln. anyways.. fingers crossed and hoping for the best results!!!! i forgot to photograph mine at all this time... :(
Ripped sleeves, tattered collars, and faded prints tossed in crumpled piles on the bedroom floor hold meaningful memories of tender touches. Twisting on the couch for a movie, stirring over the stove at dinner, or napping together in the park … all come together to fan the flames of your heart.
Tossing on your boyfriend’s baggy sweatshirt feels like you’re giving them a hug.
"This is a fabulous renovation - a remake of a bland building for a non-profit organization. It’s unusual fare for magazines like Interior Design: it’s not expensive, and it’s not glossy, but it’s both humane and deeply creative work." -via nomeancity
The theme of “Dressed-up furniture series” is to combine clothes and furniture. It will make you feel fresh by mixing the familiar elements of normal actions like fastening a button and daily furniture like stool, storage and bench. -from kamkam
shuyu and i went to see the one of a kind show today.
it was HUGE.. so many things to see.
we walked around for 3.5hrs.... oh my legs..
i bought a tea towel from freshly printed by jen and lauren for a gift. i love it, now i want to keep it for myself.
and here are some of my faves from the show... unfortunately i couldn't take pictures of the works... so here they are from their web.
it's swedish christmas festival this weekend at harbourfront.
among many things to enjoy, this is probably the sweetest thing. really... sweeeeet*
robyn was telling me how delightful it was, and that's when i remembered my encounter with the sweet princess cake last year during the festival. it just melts in your mouth... mmmmm soooo gooooood
The new exhibition at HFC consists of various science and arts creations, among them is Life with Bugs by Abigale Miller. I've never been comfortable with bugs in general, not even butterflies. There's three tras full of mealworms squiggling on the bed of oatmeal, pupae twitching from time to time and adult darkling beetles (from what I've seen so far) who like to climb on top of each other and cannot get back on its legs once flipped over (it's quite entertaining to see them trying to get back on their legs). Knowing they are enclosed in a secure case, I feel comfortable seeing them as days go by, but still, it creeps me out.
And then, I saw these.... beautifully preserved bugs under glass by Kevin Clarke. they are not too creepy after all.... probably because i know they are no longer living... but still....
"The idea for Bug Under Glass happened while Kevin was working among the 14 million insect specimens in the California Academy of Science’s entomology department. He was amazed by the extensive and incredible insect collections but disappointed this amazing collection was behind closed doors and the general public could not freely witness and learn about them. Upon learning that he could obtain museum quality specimens in an ethical and environmentally friendly way, while at the same time educating others about insects - a new craft business was formed to express his creativity." -from bugunderglass.com
at Harbourfront, there's a small gallery dedicated to architecture where I work most of the time. Dubbeldam Design Architects have put together an installation that allows you to change the room as you like it. here are some creative room configurations of the orange blocks i've seen so far...
my fave is the arch... how did they get it up there?
about two more months to go until the end of the exhibition... i'm hoping many more creative visitors will stop by to reconfigure the room.
While lying on the grass, lazing on the couch, or relaxing in some crumpled sheets, you sometimes just fall into the moment with someone you love. After the conversation dies down and the background noise fades away you smile silently and melt into an arms-and-legs embrace. Gaze into their eyes, push your ears to their chest, and then shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.